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Preserving The Earth One Dish At A Time

How a new dishwasher is helping healing house reduce plastic waste Things are changing in the Healing House cafeteria! This month we installed our first industrial dishwasher at the Recovery Community Center. This new appliance allows us to ditch single use plastic ware and invest in reusable dishes. Not only are single- use plastics more costly, they have detrimental effects on the environment.  According to the National Resources Defense Council, over 4 billion metric tons of plastics have polluted our…

Healing House Halloween; A Sober Alternative

Halloween fun For everyone Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in America, but it can also be a difficult time for people in recovery. Many people associate Halloween with parties and alcohol, and those who are in recovery from substance abuse can feel left out. For the last two decades, Healing House has thrown extravagant sober Halloween parties for our participants. This way, they can have fun without the risk of relapse or any other consequences that might…

HH Hosts KC Recovery Coalition’s Unsung Hero Awards

Every year, the KC Recovery Coalition recognizes local Kansas City heroes in the field of substance use disorder recovery. Healing House had the pleasure of hosting the event and would like to thank everyone who attended and all the award recipients this year! We appreciate your dedication to the recovery community and the difference you are making in the lives of so many. 2022 Unsung Hero Awards Album

More Than A Pet, Healing House Animals

Meet our newest addition On a hot day in September, the Healing House maintenance team came across a small, fluffy, emaciated puppy. The dog had been abandoned by its owners and left in the weeds to fend for itself at only 8 weeks old. The team knew that something had to be done soon, so they grabbed the puppy and brought him to the HH headquarters. After food, water, a thorough bath, and playtime with the staff, the puppy napped peacefully…

Healing House Baptizes 80

Healing House Baptism 2022 On August 6th 2022, Healing House offered a baptism to participants and staff. As people began to arrive, they were greeted by worship music and a warm hug from Bobbi Jo Reed. Not all planned to be baptized, but with the sun on their faces and friends gathered, God made his presence known. By the end of the day, with the help of pastors from Church of the Resurrection and Colonial Presbyterian, 80 people were baptized.…

Heal One, Heal Many

How certified peer specialists are impacting recovery Healing House is proud to announce that former participant Charles Lindsay, has successfully completed his certification to become a peer specialist. After two years of sobriety, Charles is now officially able to work one-on-one with others who struggle with substance abuse. He credits his own peer mentors with helping him make it to where he is today, and now he wants to do the same for others. Healing House proudly employs 19 Certified…

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.…