Welcome House Sober Living Recovery Program
Welcome House, Inc.
Program Summary: The Welcome House Sober Living Recovery Program is a Level III Recovery Residence for men 21 or over with substance use disorder (SUD). The only entry requirement is a willingness to stay sober, with no regard for financial status or insurance coverage. Overseen by certified staff and a program director who is a Licensed Master Social Worker, the program provides critical residential stability and accountability in a substance-free environment for those in early recovery.
Welcome House • 1414 E 27th St. • Kansas City, MO 64108
816-472-0760 • welcomehousekc.org
2021 COMBAT Funding: $200,000.00
In Welcome House's Own Words
The Welcome House Sober Living Recovery Program is a Level III Recovery Residence for men 21 or over with substance use disorder (SUD). The only entry requirement is a willingness to stay sober, with no regard for financial status or insurance coverage. Overseen by certified staff and a program director who is a Licensed Master Social Worker, the program provides critical residential stability and accountability in a substance-free environment for those in early recovery.
A three-tiered clinical assessment after program participants' initial 30-day probationary period identifies co-occurring issues and guides outside referrals. Holistic, individualized recovery plans assist residents in setting and meeting recovery goals that address the complex physical, psychological, social, vocational and legal issues so often facing individuals with substance use disorders.
During the program’s three core 60- to 90-day phases, participants attend recovery meetings and rehabilitative workshops; and receive weekly counseling sessions, coaching, mentoring and support services under the supervision of the professional, certified program staff.
The program offers financially accessible, stable housing and supports for men with SUD, which is often accompanied by co-occurring issues such as mental and physical illness, legal problems, and homelessness. But SUD is treatable and many people do recover. For a person with SUD, residential stability is a critical part of recovery. Research indicates the longer a person remains in a supportive substance-free environment, the greater the chance of long-term sobriety, increased financial well-being and overall stability.
Assisting Residents In Securing Employment
The Jumpstart and Rehabilitative Jobs components of the program assist residents in finding work while enabling them to contribute the required weekly program fee. This aspect of the program provides additional structure and restores a sense of responsibility, productivity and dignity, while gaining new vocational skills and building a work history -- all critical aspects of sustaining long-term recovery outside the program.
Residents graduate from Welcome House after successfully completing the probationary period and clinical assessments, complying with their recovery team and referral recommendations, following all house rules and program requirements, and completing all three core program levels, including a discharge plan for life in recovery after Welcome House.
A new Thrive Aftercare program offers group meetings to qualified former residents, and a new Family Support program offers group sessions to residents’ families.
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