Church Blog (Page 2)

Church Blog (Page 2)

Bobbi Jo’s Christmas Message

December 1, 2020 Dear Friend, As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior and look forward to a New Year, we cannot help but acknowledge that 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. Everyone’s life has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are learning to cope with children involved with at-home distance learning. For some, it has meant sheltering in place and working online at home for the first time. Others have lost loved…

Order Holiday Gift Baskets

100% of proceeds go to support Healing House Large Basket: $99.99 3 of each item: 2 lb. Loaves Bread 2 Dozen Cookies 2 lbs Fudge Small Basket: $49.99 3 of each item: l lb. loaves Bread 1 Dozen Cookies 1 lb Fudge Download the Order Form (PDF)

Christmas 2020 Angel Tree for Residents

We have made it safer and easier for you to bless our people this year. One of the greatest ways of blessing a Healing House resident is through our ever popular Adopt An Angel program. You can choose one or more residents from our Angel Tree and become their own personal Santa! It may seem like a small gesture to some, but the impact this has on the residents, the joy and thankfulness, is truly unmeasurable. You can choose a male or…

A Touch of Class at the RCC

Last month, we were blessed to have a group of talented, classically-trained local musicians perform at our Recovery Community Center. The lights were low and the stage was set for an octet; four violins, two violas and two cellos. They performed the Mendelssohn Octet and several selected solo works. The experience was very moving and the room sounded great. Fifty masked and socially distanced patrons got to enjoy some much needed culture here in the Historic Northeast. We plan on…

“Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” Film VIP Screening

The “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” film VIP Screening was on Bobbi Jo’s birthday, Wednesday, September  16th.  The first Kansas City area screening of the biographical film about Bobbi Jo Reed, founder and director of Healing House, was shows to an audience of nearly 1,000 at the Boulevard Drive-in Theater on September 16th. Watch the trailer and purchase the film here  The formal release of this film was on February 16, 2021. This incredible movie is available on DVD/Blueray, on…

Mama Judi’s Homegoing Celebration

We had the Homegoing Celebration for our beloved Mama Judi on Saturday, Sept. 19th. Click on the image below to watch the video of our tribute to this dedicated Servant of the Lord.   In honor of Judi’s amazing life, we decided to share with you some pictures of her from when she was younger.  She was a beautiful woman, inside and out, at every age!

RideKC Earn-A-Bike + Bike Club

We are excited to announce that Healing House and the Recovery Community Center has partnered with the RideKC program.  Our participants engage in a multi week course that covers routine maintenance, road safety, skills practice and instructor led road trips. They will also cover Bike & Bus demonstration and route mapping.  For the participants who graduate the program, they will receive a helmet, bike lock, water bottle, lights and a bicycle!                      …

Emily’s Home for Women will Open in 2020

Emily LaGree We’re still on track to open this year, renovations continue on Emily’s Home, our sixth recovery home for women; in honor of Emily LaGree, a friend and supporter of Healing House who passed away in 2018. Our talented team have been putting the finishing touches on this beautiful home.Our future home will be named for Erin Langhofer, another friend and supporter of Healing House who passed away in Summer 2019. To donate to Erin’s Home click here and select “The Erin Langhofer…

Healing House Responds to COVID-19

Healing House Responds to COVID-19 The coronavirus epidemic has caused many businesses, churches and even treatment programs to shut down or reduce their services. However, at Healing House we are accepting new residents and providing them the support they need to continue on the road to recovery. In the process, we’ve had to almost completely change the way we do business. By implementing a number of new policies, we’ve ensured the safety of those who look to us for help.These new measures start with a revamped intake process. Prospective…

Michael Liimatta, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Liimatta began working with Healing House in January 2020. He has served in leadership positions with nonprofit organizations for over thirty years. Most of that time was spent with organizations that help the homeless and people who suffer from substance use disorders. He is a person in long-term recovery himself, having celebrated 35 years of continuous sobriety last October. Most recently, Michael served as Executive Director of Footprints, which provides outpatient treatment and recovery housing. He is founder of…