Healing House, Inc
4420 St John Avenue
Kansas City MO 64123
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 920-7181
Mission Statement

Healing House, Inc. is a faith-based comprehensive addiction recovery support services organization in Kansas City, Missouri operating with a mission to provide safe and stable homes, with opportunities for spiritual and personal growth, along with purposeful guidance and support, for men and women who are committed to overcoming their addiction and becoming responsible, productive drug and alcohol free members of our community.  

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Bobbi Jo Jo Reed
Board Chair Ms. Judi Burkholder
Board Chair Company Affiliation Healing House, Inc
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2003
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

Healing House, Inc. is a faith-based comprehensive addiction recovery support services organization in Kansas City, Missouri operating with a mission to provide safe and stable homes, with opportunities for spiritual and personal growth, along with purposeful guidance and support, for men and women who are committed to overcoming their addiction and becoming responsible, productive drug and alcohol free members of our community.  

Background Statement

The vision of Healing House began in 2001, when the program's founder, Ms. Bobbi Jo Reed, purchased an abandoned nursing home in the historic (but downtrodden and crime riddled) northeast section of Kansas City with the goal of providing safe, substance free, transitional housing for up to ten women following the completion of inpatient abuse treatment.  A former addict and alcoholic, she understood the many challenges recovering substance abusers face as they transition back into meaningful roles in society.  Just two years later, Healing House, Inc. was founded on the fundamental belief that the surest way to long term recovery is through exposure to, and active participation in a safe home environment, focused on individual and group support in which opportunities to build and restore healthy relationships would be available.  At the time there were approximately 900 women in KC undergoing inpatient but only 30 residential beds available to these women following treatment.  Without safe spaces such as Healing House, these women would return to the same destructive and abusive environments that fueled their addiction.  

Impact Statement
Since inception, Healing House has helped support more than 4,000 individuals in drug and alcohol recovery.  Services include transitional housing, case management, education, employment and vocational skills training; mentoring and peer counseling; addiction recovery and relapse prevention programming; and community based drug and alcohol free social opportunities. 
  • Healing House saw a 50% growth in numbers from 2015 to 2016 serving over 600 individuals annually.  
  • 95% of HH residents are currently employed.  
  • Activities leverage over 37,000 hours of community service annually.  
  • 12 buildings have been renovated and made into safe living spaces for men, women and families.  
  • Our newest addition, Madeline's Swaddle House, was purchased in 2016 and opened in February of 2017. It is a home for pregnant women where seven women can live with their newborn babies for six months after birth.  This home will offer the mother's bonding time with their infant while ensuring the mother receives parenting skills, education/employment, spiritual and emotional support in recovery. 
  • Our newest men's home, the McNeely House, was purchased in 2016 and is currently under renovation as men are increasingly in need of support and housing.  
  • In September of 2017 Healing House purchased a 9,000 sq ft building at 112 N. Elmwood which will be renovated into the Healing House Addiction Recovery Center.  The renovation will include a 5,000 sq ft Fellowship Hall to expand the capacity to 350 residents for meals and programming including recovery meetings, relapse prevention, fellowship, and social/special events. It will include a large commercial kitchen to provide meals for residents and expand the catering business, it will also include new office area and counseling spaces, and expanded education center for vocational support and skill building.
Needs Statement
  1. Capital Funding is needed to support the new Addiction Recovery Center (ARC),  Healing House has purchased a building at 112 N. Elmwood that will be renovated to expand capacity as Healing House continues to grow.  Since founding, Healing House has experienced explosive growth and unprecedented success in treating substance abuse, and has become the largest recovery program of it's kind in the state of Missouri.  Weekly 140 people are turned away for services because of lack of capacity.  
  2. Program Funding is needed for transitional housing and recovery support services.  In 2015, the state of Missouri was ranked the 13th highest state for drug overdose death rates with 16.4 deaths per 100,000 population. Availability of drugs in Missouri has contributed to a significant population of people struggling with substance abuse disorders.  Recovery support service agencies such as Healing House are critical to assisting with this process and promote approaches that foster health and resilience; increase permanent housing, employment, education, and other necessary supports; and reduce barriers to social inclusion.  
  3. Sponsors for The Guardian Angels Program. A $1,000 donation will pay two months rent for the new mothers in Madeline's Swaddle House.
  4. General Operating Support both financially and volunteers.
  5. Vehicles for transportation.
Service Categories
Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
Temporary Housing
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
Healing House serves the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.  Transitional housing and recovery support services are provided through homes and apartments in the historic Northeast section of Kansas City, MO.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Since Healing House’s founding, over 4,000 individuals have passed through our doors. 
Through our education and vocation training programs and required community service hours, we are helping break down barriers to employment faced by many recovering substance abusers including incarceration, tarnished records, scarcity of lower level jobs, and minimal work experience. We eagerly work towards the completion of our multi-purpose facility which will offer on-the-job training and work experience, provide improved support for individuals in recovery, and generate finances to create a more self-sustaining Healing House.
We recognize the disease of addiction as tri-fold: physical, mental, and spiritual. Our faith-based recovery homes, which provide a family setting for people to let down their guard from the harshness of this world, are successfully addressing the tri-fold nature of addiction through individual and group recovery support programs, accountability and mentoring arrangements, and numerous spiritual growth opportunities.
The challenges Healing House faces are primarily keeping up with the increased demand for services as the Opioid Crisis in Missouri is growing more deadly. Trying to keep pace with demand, Healing House experienced 50% growth from 2015-2016 in housing services, and now has outgrown its current space where daily addiction recovery and relapse prevention programming occurs and other critical recovery services are delivered.  In response to this demand, Healing House has launched a Capital Campaign to create a new Addiction Recovery Center (ARC). Through our new Addiction Recovery Center we are looking forward to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community with the capacity to serve up to 350 people at one time.  Healing House has been very fortunate in receiving public, private and individual donations towards the campaign and continues to seek financial support.
This program addresses the tri-fold nature of addiction: physical, mental and spiritual through a variety of voluntary and mandatory meetings and support groups. All clients must attend a once weekly mandatory HH community meeting and recovery meeting. Clients are offered additional recovery and spiritual support groups.
Individuals who have maintained sobriety “sponsor” (coach/mentor) newcomers as they walk through the Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous 12-Step program. Pastoral counseling (one-on-one spiritual guidance) and soul healing (individualized counseling sessions aimed at breaking down spiritual barriers to recovery) are available weekly.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success All clients have access to a comprehensive array of recovery resources that, when utilized, we expect will help each person is residence to achieve lasting recovery. We expect clients to acquire the recovery tools necessary to help them overcome barriers to recovery and maintain a balanced, addition-free lifestyle. Through relapse prevention, clients will become increasingly able to recognize the early warning signs to relapse and overcome addiction triggers; and be able to respond in a positive manner whenever they would be faced with challenging situations. Clients should consistently participate in recovery meetings and functions, attending a minimum of four spiritual/recovery meetings weekly. In addition, clients should make continual progress on their 12-Steps program and acquire a sponsor (mentor/coach) who provides accountability and encouragement throughout the 12-Steps.
Long-Term Success Clients will live addiction-free lives and experience a reduction in the likelihood and severity of future relapse.
Program Success Monitored By
Healing House closely tracks the proportion of clients previously and currently going through the program who report living addiction-free lives through confidential in-take questionnaires and regular follow-up through monthly surveys taken the first Sunday of every month.
Follow-up meetings with return clients – those who have previously been in the program, relapsed, and have been readmitted – are conducted by organization leaders to determine factors influencing their exit and relapse in order to learn more about what caused their relapse and help them become better able in the future to overcome barriers to complete and lasting recovery.
Organization leaders conduct a once weekly meeting during which clients report their attendance at weekly recovery and spiritual meetings, progress made on their 12-Steps, and who their 12-Step sponsor is. This enables organization leaders to closely monitor each client’s involvement and progress regarding recovery resources and take corrective action if necessary.
Examples of Program Success In 2016, 75% of people receiving services report living substance-free lives.
Description Housing is provided for up to 167 recovering substance abusers through seven residential homes and two multi-family units. HH partners with Access to Recovery – a recovery support grant program – to provide eligible clients up to seven weeks of rental assistance. After this period, beds and apartments are rented at weekly/monthly rates. New arrivals live in highly structured homes; as they progress in their recovery they transition to homes/apartments with increasing degrees of freedom. Trained house managers oversee each home and conduct weekly meetings to build community and address resident concerns. HH directors and house managers provide guidance to clients as they develop or re-develop home, personal care, life-management, and budgeting skills. Each client must provide one meal for all of HH every six to eight weeks; they receive training in proper grocery shopping and meal preparation. Breathalyzer and urinalysis tests are conducted as needed to uphold a drug- and alcohol-free environment.
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, ,
Short-Term Success
Our main goal is to provide safe, sober housing for clients to focus on recovery and begin to rebuild a better life.
As clients acquire the life skills necessary to be self-reliant, they will transition from more highly structured homes, to homes or apartments which provide increasing degrees of freedom and responsibility.
Long-Term Success Healing House’s ultimate goal for each of its clients is a self-sufficient life, independent of organization housing services as well as government assistance.
Program Success Monitored By Through confidential in-take questionnaires, we are able to track how long each client lives at Healing House and whether or not they relapsed. When clients complete the in-take questionnaire they report their immediate needs and short- and long-term goals. Using this information, organization leaders are able to optimally meet each client’s needs and help them achieve stated goals.
Examples of Program Success

Terri came to the Healing House in 2010 broken from the battle of alcoholism and addiction.  Like most, she had lost her children, her home and was jobless.  For 18 months while Terri was separated from her children she described her life as "sad, devastating and hopeless" and goes on to say, "living with out hope is the most devastating spot to be in". Terri says, "I came in with low self-esteem from mental and physical abuse and while I was at the Healing House I heard people laughing and that gave me hope for the first time".  As time went by Terri heard people talking about a relationship God and she knew if she wanted what they had it would take work to cultivate that relationship.  Terri pressed into the programs and services that Healing House offers, giving all of her heart and soul, and for the first time she found a peace that she describes as one that she couldn't have imagined.  Terri's children came back to her full time in 2012. In 2013, Terri started working in the Healing House office and continues in that role today.  In July of 2017 Terri purchased a home for herself and her two children. Terri says, "Today I have gratitude, choices, family, friends and hope."  She credits all of this to the God who never failed her and the Healing House for giving her an opportunity to live a life that she never dreamed - free from drugs and alcohol.

This program provides comprehensive assistance for clients whose substance abuse and related challenges have hindered their ability to obtain employment.
During clients’ first 30 days, or until employed, they must log a minimum of 15 hours of community service weekly. This work experience offers a gradual reintroduction to labor and helps instill a solid work ethic.
Healing House also provides on-the-job training and hands-on experience through our newly-established Education Center. Currently, two retired teachers voluntarily conduct once weekly, month long skill-building sessions focused on cultivating essential job skills.
Missouri’s new computer-based high school equivalency test, called the HiSET, is conveniently provided through HH’s on-site computer lab. Additionally, the computer lab is staffed by an educational professional once weekly to help up to seven clients set up email accounts, write/update resumes and cover letters, and job search.
Category Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, ,
Short-Term Success
Through weekly skill-building sessions, clients participating in the Education Center should experience a notable increase in job-readiness and confidence in their ability to master essential job skills. Clients’ acquisition of necessary job skills and knowledge should result in better employment opportunities.
Organization directors expect that, of clients utilizing the computer lab for job placement, 75 percent should achieve gainful employment within three months of being admitted into HH.
Clients not having a high school level of education, or equivalency, could obtain their high school equivalency certificate through the HiSET exam.
Long-Term Success Clients will transition from poverty to self-sufficiency by acquiring jobs that provide adequate, family-sustaining wages, ultimately culminating in full economic independence.
Program Success Monitored By
Clients participating in Healing House’s job training program must complete a confidential evaluation form at the outset and upon completion of our month long training program. Initial and follow-up evaluation forms will help to determine improvement in each client’s confidence in completing essential job-related skills as well as provide valuable feedback on clients’ perceived benefit of the program.
Volunteer computer lab assistants track when and where clients utilizing the computer lab for job searching gain employment. This tracking allows key staff to monitor the effectiveness of the job searching program.
Examples of Program Success

Andrea came to Healing House in August of 2016 after a life spent in bondage from drugs and alcohol.  Andrea spent many years in treatment programs and prison.  She was estranged from her family and had lost visitation with her daughter.  Andrea was able to find employment and as a result she was able to save enough money to pay off student loans, buy a car and now has a savings account. Andrea's relationship has been restored with her entire family and she is especially close with her daughter.  Andrea moved out of Healing House in September of 2018 and is living a sober, happy life with gainful employment, her own apartment and a newly restored relationship with her family.

CEO Comments

We need your help in continuing to grow and address the demand to offer addicts and alcoholics recovery support services, educational opportunities, and transitional housing. We have an opportunity to renovate a vacant building across the street from our current fellowship hall that would allow us to meet our growing space needs, increase our programming, and expand our catering business. After moving into the new building, we can re-purpose the current fellowship hall into a café, retail spaces including a thrift store, and 4 large family apartments. -Bobbi Jo Reed

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Bobbi Jo Jo Reed
Term Start Jan 2003
Compensation $0 - $50,000

Ms. Reed is a person in long term recovery, with over 22 years of sobriety.  Since its founding by Bobbi Jo Reed in 2003, Healing House has markedly expanded its scale and reach. Under Bobbi Jo’s leadership, Healing House has purchased and refurbished numerous vacant homes – several of which were former drug houses – into safe, sober homes for both men and women. Healing House has also purchased two apartment buildings where families are restored and parents are reunited with their children. A former addict and alcoholic, Bobbi Jo understands the many challenges recovering substance abusers face as they transition back into meaningful roles in society. With Bobbi Jo’s commitment to changing lives and the Kansas City community that she lives and works in, the Northeast section of Kansas City has seen remarkable changes in the past 10 years. This area – once riddled with drug dealing, prostitution, and gang violence – is rapidly being transformed into a safe and protective neighborhood through the collaboration of Healing House, numerous volunteers, and like-minded residents. Bobbi Jo is a member of the Indian Mound neighborhood association and regularly participates in neighborhood clean up and improvement projects. She has developed strong relationships with the police department and crime statistics reflect the impact that she and Healing House have had in the neighborhood. Bobbi Jo is committed to continuing her impact and knowledge of the alcohol and drug addiction crisis and recovery options. She has completed multiple trainings and is able to provide training for others in many of these programs including: MRSS/MRSS-P (Missouri Recovery Support Specialist and Peer); Recovery Support Ethics; MCRSP (Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers); MARS (Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist); Trauma Informed Care Trainer; CPR; Opioid Treatment using Naloxone. Bobbi Jo is active in many organizations and committed to sharing her message of hope and healing along with her knowledge with other organizations and legislators. Bobbi Jo and the Healing House ministry have been involved and recognized for their impact in the recovery community at the Local, State, and Federal level.  Ms. Reed is chair of the Kansas City Substance Abuse Treatment Recovery Support Coalition with approximately forty agencies from the Kansas City Metro area.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 18
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 178
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 95%
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
The Healing House collaborates with several organizations in the Kansas City and surrounding area.  Some examples are Harvesters Community Food Network, Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Addiction Assessment Center, Swope Parkway Health Services, First Call, Independence Comprehensive Mental Health, ReDiscover, Imani Treatment Center, Truman Medical Center, Jackson County Family Drug Court, Kansas City Department of Corrections. Missouri Probation and Parole, TIES Program, Sheffield Place, Amethyst, Comprehensive, COMBAT, Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center.
United Way Member Agency2013
National Coalition for the Homeless2014
Passion AwardNational Christian Foundation2010
Outstanding Service Provider AwardKansas City Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery Support Coalition2014
Unsung Hero AwardKansas City Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery Support Coalition2014
2016 Recovery Support Outstanding Performer AwardMissouri Department Of Mental Health2016
Recipient of the Benefit GalaKansas City Young Matrons 2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments We need your help in continuing to offer addicts and alcoholics recovery support services, educational opportunities and transitional housing.  We have an opportunity to renovate a vacant building across the street from our current fellowship hall that would allow us to meet our growing needs, increase our programming, and expand our catering business.  After moving into the new building, we will re-purpose the current fellowship hall into a cafe, retail spaces including a thrift store, and 4 large family apartments.  -Bobbi Jo Reed
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Judi Burkholder
Company Affiliation Healing House, Inc
Term Jan 2011 to Jan 2020
Email judi@healinghousekc.org
Board Members
Ms. Judi Burkholder Healing House
Mr. Tim Ehinger Amerigo Laboratories
Mr. Alan Kimes Rainbow Environmental Services
Mr. Tom Langhofer Rodrock Development
Mr. DaRon McGee Missouri State Representative, District 36
Reverend Pam Morrison Retired
Ms. Bobbi Jo Reed Healing House, Inc
Mr. Greg Reed Lenexa Fire Department
Judge Julie Robinson Federal District Court Judge, United States District Court
Mr. Ed Schulteis Jr.Mortgage Sources Corporation
Mrs. Sara Stubler Marks Nelson LLC
Mr. Paul Tymosko Enterprise Bank and Trust
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 88%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Housing and Community Development
Capital Campaign
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments "I have been deeply involved with Healing House for 8 years. I have attended monthly board meetings during that tenure, as well as supported the Alpha Class that convenes at the Healing House Hall every Friday Night. I have witnessed first hand the lives and souls that have been saved and transformed as a result of this wonderful ministry. We now have the capacity to serve 167 adults and 29 children that reside in one of our many residences and whose lives have been changed for the better. Moreover, we have 178 volunteers that are involved at many levels. Truly there is only one reason for the alliance...the program works, and it is most effective. Compared to similar programs our success rate is staggering. Anyone who would like to learn more I would invite to our Friday night gathering, annual Open House or a personal tour". Tim Ehinger- General Council Board of Directors
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,138,297
Projected Expenses $1,000,938
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$154,561$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses($1,705)$75,203$1
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$65,304$186,150$79,670
Revenue In-Kind$33,815$54,935$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$793,958$732,526$657,943
Administration Expense$77,322$10,753$9,930
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.491.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%99%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,490,335$2,106,311$1,362,125
Current Assets$253,005$273,036$41,527
Long-Term Liabilities$1,408,384$1,144,476$306,110
Current Liabilities$142,466$158,876$732,814
Total Net Assets$939,485$802,959$323,201
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.781.720.06
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets57%54%22%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $22,693 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $20,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $15,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Healing House is seeking funds to assist in the completion of a new Addiction Recovery Center (ARC).  This project will allow HH to expand current programming capacity for addiction recovery and relapse prevention.  After completion, the 9,000 sq. ft. space will accommodate over 350 people for nightly programming, include administrative offices, 5 private counseling spaces/small-group meeting rooms, an expanded education center and computer lab where residents can take online classes, receive vocational support and participate in job readiness/skill building exercises, and a large commercial kitchen.  The ARC will become the headquarters for HH's powerful work offering continued opportunities for those who have struggled with addiction to personalize their life-long recovery.
Goal $3,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Amount Raised to Date $2,100,000.00 as of Oct 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Name Healing House, Inc
Address 4420 St John Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64123
Primary Phone (816) 920-7181
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Bobbi Jo Jo Reed
Board Chair Ms. Judi Burkholder
Board Chair Company Affiliation Healing House, Inc
Year of Incorporation 2003