Sisters In Christ Recovery Houses
Sisters In Christ
Program Summary: Sisters In Christ is a resource to women rebuilding their lives, identifying their purpose, and in need of support that promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness after experiencing a substance-use disorder, mental health issues, incarceration, and / or homelessness.
SIC recovery houses offer safe and stable housing for women referred by the judicial system or transitioning from substance abuse treatment and/or correctional facilities into the community. SIC housing also focuses on women with mental health issues. While all former substance users are at high risk for community and family ex-communication, those with criminal records, also face the additional stigma and challenges in securing safe and affordable housing, employment and other social services. In SIC transitional housing, residents will rebuild and strengthen their lives, while working toward fulfilling the three primary objectives of the program:
• Developing resiliency to substance abuse activity and involvement.
• Re-establishing personal ownership and responsibility.
• Developing skills and strategies for successful and long-term family and community reunification.
Carolyn's House of Faith-Sober Living • 3607 Bales Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64128
Habakkuk House • 4016 S Benton Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64130
Serenity House • 2604 Lockridge Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64128
816-772-3398 • sistersinchristkc.org
2021 COMBAT Funding: $275,500.00
In Sisters In Christ's Own Words
The program begins with the first 30-60 days in the Serenity House by providing a nurturing, safe and supportive residence. We conduct medical and mental health assessments to ensure the first 30 days of treatment are completed. The assessment process will determine the substance abuse disorder and allows a tailor-made treatment plan to maximize treatment effects for each participant.
The Habakkuk House creates a social support system conducive to recovery by providing an environment of responsibility and accountability. The participants develop structure with fellowship, support groups, skills training, recovery coaching and classes.
Most of the participants are low or no-income individuals and have no insurance or other sources of income to pay for services. While residing in the Habakkuk House, the participants remain in and complete their treatment plans.
The participants begin looking for employment, if not already employed, to pay program fees that begin with the first 90 days of their stay. An evaluation of the treatment plan is made for adjustments and personal goals are identified.
Personal goals include improving employment and educational status by enrolling in a GED or college program.
Family relationships and living environments are addressed by reunification with children, assistance with Parent Aid visits, developing partnerships with other community services to help the participants achieve their goals.
Carolyn's House Of Faith
Carolyn’s House of Faith provides sober living and addresses eliminating criminal behavior. If relapse occurs, participants are encouraged to detox and allowed re-entry into the Serenity House to complete the first three stages of transition.
We ensure the participants attend bi-monthly AA/NA/CA meetings; continue mental health appointments to see if medications should be continued or reassessed; ensure visits to therapists are made; if applicable, ensure contact is made with attorney and children division workers; court hearings attended and services ordered by the court completed; explore spiritually and how participants became substance use addicts and help rebuild healthy relationships.
Upon completion of the program, a discharge plan is developed to include an assessment of living arrangements; ensuring AA/NA/CA meetings continue and to encourage community service and church membership.
These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded treatment programs that include recovery houses, sober-living facilities and other treatment facilities that provide residential care for clients.
Amethyst Place, Inc.
» Recovery Housing
For women with Substance User Disorders and their children
Healing House, Inc.
» Healing House Recovery Houses
Services for men and women
Heartland Center for Behavioral Change
» Kansas City Substance Use Disorder Services
Offering inpatient detoxification care with ongoing treatment services
» Sheffield Place
Services for homeless mothers and their children
Sisters In Christ
» Recovery Houses
For women transitioning from substance abuse treatment and/or correctional facilties
Welcome House, Inc.
» Sober Living Recovery Program
Sober-living facillity for men 21 and over