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Our Homes

We currently have 5 women’s homes and 6 men’s homes with our 6th women’s homes opening in 2019.  We also have 2 apartment complexes for families with small children and for residents who are further along in their recovery journey.  Each residence has a unique story which you can read below. 


The History of Our Homes

The Pink House – 2003

The Pink House, Healing House’s first home, was established in 2003. Located in historic Northeast Kansas City, this former nursing home was vacant for more than a year before it was restored and became a safe, loving place for women.




The Purple House – 2004

Purple House addiction recovery housing for women


Initially occupied by a drug dealer, the Purple House (now painted yellow) is a classic story of redemption. Prayers for this home to be used for good and not evil were fulfilled when Healing House purchased its second women’s home in 2004.



The Sunshine House – 2005Sunshine addiction recovery housing for women


The Sunshine House, acquired by Healing House in 2005, has at different times provided housing for either men or women. As our home with many hats, it is currently utilized as a recovery home for men. Later this year, women will move back in as the men will move to the Wesley House upon completion.


Spruce Apartments – 2005


When Healing House founder, Bobbi Jo, first discovered the Spruce Apartments, the basement floors were nothing more than dirt. After extensive renovations, these beautiful apartments now offer a supportive community environment for individuals, new mothers, and clients who are seeking to be reunited with their children.




Agape I – 2009


In 2009, Bobbi Jo received a phone call from a gentleman she had met at a charity function two years prior. The man called to tell Bobbi Jo that he felt led by God to donate a house to Healing House. To fill an ever-growing need, our first men’s home Agape I was established closely followed by our second men’s home known as Agape II.


Ruth House – 2011

Ruth House is an advanced home for women who have displayed the ability to continue to take positive strides along their path to recovery and self-sufficiency. Women residing here regularly have children visitations as they seek to restore their family.



Benton Apartments – 2011


The Benton Apartments were acquired in order to provide additional housing for the many rejoined families that Healing House serves. Benton’s four 1-bedroom and eight 2-bedroom units are home to both families as well as individuals residing at Healing House.




Meeting Hall – 2012


A badly needed dining and meeting place was secured in 2012 with the purchase of The Hall. Recovery meetings, Bible studies, and community meals for the entire Healing House “family” are held here daily. With the recent purchase of our new Headquarters, many group activities have been transitioned to the new building to ease the overcrowding at the Hall. When dining is transitioned to the permanent Recovery Community Center this building will be transformed into retail space to support the ministry, and four large apartments to accommodate larger families


  Jessica’s House (2108)


Jessica’s House formerly served as the Healing House Office. When the new Headquarters building was purchased, the house was renovated to become a home for women and was named in honor of Jessica Laws who passed away in 2011.


Bobbi Jo and Judi’s Home – 2012


In 2012, Bobbi Jo and Judi finally got their own home! The nine years prior, they had lived alongside the female residents in the Pink House. The top story of this stunning three-story home offers a cozy lodging spot for overnight visitors and volunteers.


The Changing Station Day Care – 2013


A generous grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation opened up an opportunity to provide on-site childcare for children of Healing House residents through The Changing Station Day Care. A $5,000 grant from Royals Charities awarded in December 2014 made a way for much needed safety improvements as well as the re-purposing of the two car garage into a fun-filled indoor/outdoor play space.


Agape III – 2014

Agape III was purchased to replace Agape II when it was destroyed by a house fire in early 2014. The opening of Agape III in the fall of 2014 could not come soon enough as men continued to flood our phone lines seeking recovery support and housing.



Cornerstone – 2015

In 2015 Healing House acquired its largest home now known as Cornerstone. This massive home, located near the Benton Apartments, provides sober housing for up to 40 men. Healing House has joined hands with the State of Missouri’s Department of Mental Health, Swope Health Services, and COMBAT (Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax) in a pilot program in which safe, supportive housing is made available for individuals engaged in intensive outpatient treatment.


Madeline’s Swaddle House – 2017

A recent addition, Madeline’s Swaddle House, opened in February 2017. Currently, seven pregnant women or new moms with babies can live together for up to nine months. This home will offer the mother’s bonding time with their infant while ensuring the moms receive parenting skills, education, employment, and spiritual and emotional support during recovery.


The McNeely House – 2018


On Saturday, March 17, 2018 we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with the opening of the McNeely House, our newest recovery home for men. The house is named after Greg McNeely, a long time supporter and mentor to Healing House who passed away in 2017. It is currently home to men who are more advanced in their recovery as they continue their transition to independent living.

 Headquarters – 2018

In the spring of 2018 we purchased a former worship center across the street from our current dining Hall.  Located at 4505 St. John Avenue, it was originally a Safeway grocery store.  The 15,000 square foot building was purchased and remodeled in 1997 by the Van Brunt Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and became known as Kingdom Hall.  It includes a large worship/meeting space surrounded by multiple offices and conference rooms, a small warming kitchen, excellent A/V capabilities, pristine rest rooms, ample storage space complete with a loading dock, and a very large gated parking lot.  The new location now serves as our primary administration facility and is home to our Computer lab.  It also serves as our Recovery Community Center (RCC) until renovation of our permanent RCC is completed (see below).  Our former office location was re-purposed into our fifth home for women in recovery now known as Jessica’s House (see above).

The Wesley House – 2019

    The Wesley House was purchased with a generous donation from Church of the Resurrection. Staff and volunteers completely refurbished this house, inside and out, creating a safe and beautiful home for men who are advanced in their recovery.



Recovery Community Center – 2019

A former bowling alley/dance hall has become the the new Healing House Recovery Community Center (RCC). It can accommodate up to 300 people for daily dining, worship, recovery groups and special events.  Our large commercial kitchen will expand our catering business while building job experience for the residents.  The RCC offers groups and programs such as relapse prevention, life skills, goal setting, as well as GED/HiSet, employment support and mentoring with Certified Peer Specialists.

Our Furry Friends

Healing House also provides loving housing to rescue animals. These precious pets take up residence in our hearts and homes, offering unconditional love and a healing, joyful presence. You’ll find a furry friend greeting you at nearly all of our properties!