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Healing House Community Outreach VISTA
Healing House, Inc. is a non-profit, faith-based substance abuse recovery organization. We work in the Kansas City metropolitan area 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. Each year, Healing House provides help and healing to nearly 600 men and women. More than 5,000 individuals in recovery have been served by Healing House with an unprecedented 75% success rate. Transitional housing is currently available for up to 165 adults and 25 children in the same Kansas City neighborhood. 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. Programs: 1) Recovery Support: 12-Step recovery program, 1-on-1 case management, Recovery and faith-centered support groups and activities, 1-on-1 counseling, 2)Transitional Housing: Housing for up to 150 adults and 25 children, Residents must maintain living quarters, participate in recovery programs, complete community service and obtain employment. Residents pay rent after 3 months; average stay is 6 to 9 months 3) Education and Employment: High school equivalency testing and adult education, Vocational support and skill building, Financial counseling and budgeting assistance Daycare facilities
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Member Duties : 1) Assess the current state of prevention, recovery, housing and outreach services utilized by Healing House, Inc./Recovery Community Center and create marketing strategies to improve its effectiveness and sustainability. 2)Develop and implement Recovery Community Center’s 24-hour telephone resource line data base and procedures. 3) Develop and implement Recovery Community Center’s 24-hour telephone resource line data base and procedures. 4) Develop and implement volunteer data base for mentors, education, programming, job tutoring and computer skills for underserved community partners. 5) Develop and implement ongoing donor reports for improved communication between stakeholders and community partners. 6) Track and build financial resources for the Healing House.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking . 
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Healing House Community Outreach VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2018  -   05/31/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  

Accepting Applications
From  03/31/2019  To  03/31/2020 

Contact Bobbi Jo Reed
4420 Saint John Ave
Kansas City   MO   64123
(816) 920-7181
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81502