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Melissa’s Story

Melissa was raised in a tight knit Italian home that was not marred by alcoholism or addiction. Although she started to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana with friends in high school, overall her life was pretty normal.  What Melissa did not know is that she had undiagnosed mental health issues; anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). From her early childhood, she experienced sleepless nights, panic attacks, and obsessive thoughts. In her teen years, she discovered that drinking slowed down those obsessive…

Anna’s Story

My name is Anna Hoyt, and I have struggled with alcoholism and addiction since I was 13 years old. As a child and young adult I was painfully shy. I never felt like I belonged and I always felt alone. At first, I used alcohol to relieve my social anxiety, and I was suddenly transformed into the life of the party. Then in my late teens, I experimented with all kinds of drugs — meth, cocaine, acid, mushrooms, etc. I…

NOW AVAILABLE: the Bobbi Jo Movie

Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence, the documentary film about Bobbi Jo Reed and the work of Healing House was released on major platforms on Tuesday, February 16th. The film is a powerful, inspiring story of recovery, redemption, and the transformation of Northeast Kansas City. The film shows the challenges that so many individuals face, but it is also a source of hope and encouragement for those that aspire to do more in their communities. Watch the trailer or purchase here…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December is always a busy time of the year, and here at Healing House that was definitely the case. We wrapped and delivered gifts to all our program participants and it was a beautiful day on Christmas as everyone felt so loved and close despite us all not being able to be together like we usually do for Christmas due to social distancing.   As well as celebrating in our organization, we also had several community outreach events in December…

New Director of Development

Cassady Thomas – Director of Development Healing House is staffed with talented and dedicated men and women who are committed to our vision of brining long-term recovery to people who suffer from substance use disorders. This month we introduce you to the newest member of our Headquarters team. Cassady joined the staff of Healing House in early December after working in the development office at City Union Mission for three years. She will be focusing on building deeper relationships with…

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…