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A water fountain donation is another addition to our green initiative

In April, the First Step Fitness Center received a very generous donation of an Elkay ezH20 Bottle Filling Station! This new addition to our fitness facility is another step Healing House is taking towards being more green. In 2021, solar panels were installed on the roofs of all three of our commercial buildings – Transformation Station, Recovery Community Center, and the administration building – with the intention of reducing our carbon footprint and the ability to reallocate thousands of dollars…

Little Free Libraries offer books to community readers

Header image: Little Free Library located outside Healing House. Photo by Dorri Partain, The Northeast News We are so excited and grateful for the donation of TWO Little Free Library’s made by the Finkelstein’s! They are located outside of Bobbi-Jo’s House and Mama Judi’s House. We can’t wait to see what the neighborhood is reading! Additional Locations in Northeast Kansas City: The St. Francis – 300 Gladstone Blvd. Kansas City Museum – 3218 Norledge (north side) Grace United Community Church…

KC drug advocate speaks up as KCPD is seeing more deadly fentanyl overdoses

Brenda Peters, C.P.S., of Healing House, Inc., sat down with KCTV-5 news twice in March to discuss the rising overdose death rates, specifically those caused by the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Fentanyl is the same substance the KCPD is seeing many people in the metro dying from, especially young people 15 to 24 years old. They said that, between 2019 and 2020, the KC metro saw a 149% increase in overdose deaths by the synthetic opioid. Read the full articles here: March…

Meet Joey

Everyone at Healing House wants you to win. They want you to be yourself, and they give you what you need to be a better person. There is freedom in that. Joey never got to enjoy a typical Easter celebration with his family. His father died when he was very young, and his mother struggled with addiction. Much of Joey’s childhood was spent in foster care. At 17, he was sentenced to a stint in prison for a felony offense.…

Happy September Friends!

I hope you are finding time to enjoy this cool weather; especially at our 3rd Annual Healing House Golf Tournament. I invited all the Staff over to my place for a special “Labor Day Labor of Love” get together. As Summer fades into Fall, and the leaves all start to change, we are so excited to see you all at our “Back Together Again” Silent Auction on October the 22nd! It’s filling up fast, go save your spot now and…

First Step Fitness is Open!

Healing House has our very own gym; First Step Fitness. It is located at 4602 St. John Ave., Kansas City MO 64123 Physical activity is a very important step in securing and maintaining a healthy way of life in recovery. First Step Fitness is open 6 days a week and is open to all Healing House residents and to members of the community. HOURS: Weekdays:  6:00 am – 10:00 am & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturdays:  6:00 am to…

Media Interviews: “Bobbi Jo” Film

Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence Official Trailer (1:53) Gravitas Ventures Release Date: 02/16/2021 Directed by: Brent Jones A Kansas City Saint | ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ (5:02) Flatland – Oct 1, 2020 ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ a documentary about Kansas City woman turning her life around (1:51) KMBC 9 – Sep 15, 2020 Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence – Bobbi Jo Reed, Brent and Donna Jones (2:18)  FOX4 News Kansas City – Feb 8, 2021 Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence- Q&A Part 1-…

Resurrection Recovery Ministry “Everything you want to know about addiction but are afraid to ask” Panel

Last night the Resurrection Recovery Ministry put together a great panel and discussion event open to anyone looking for answers about addiction. It was full of hearfelt stories, testimonies, encouragement and even some challenging (but uplifting) discussion and resources. From individuals in recovery to parents of children in recovery, and parents in recovery with children in recovery, it was insightful and full of information that we all need to know. So many of are affected by addiction. But for some…

Community Outreach Center

Since 2002 Healing House has provided recovery housing and support services for those who live in our facilities. With the opening of the Recovery Community Center and, then,  First Step Fitness, we began serving the broader Northeast Kansas City community. Now, through the Community Outreach Center we provide serves to program alumni and members of the community at large. Our goal is to bring families support and reconciliation like never before. The facility serves as a friendly resource link for referral…

Angie’s Journey to Recovery

One person whose life has been completely changed at Healing House is Angie. Her substance abuse problems started when she was about 25 years old. Though she knew alcoholism ran in her own family, she got involved with people who abused both meth and alcohol. It was not long before she was hooked as well. It did not take long for people in her life to begin noticing a change in her. So, she withdrew from others, pushing away friends…

Cardboard Testimony

Miss Cece puts together the best experiences for our participants. They range from personal finance, art, life skills, and sharing their testmoniesand encouragement and support. Check out the latest video her crew put together sharing their before and after stories.