Melissa's Program

  1. Program Provider
  2. Full Description

Healing House

Program Summary:
According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. Batterers living with women, who have a Substance Use Disorder, often justify their violence as a way to control their victims when they are under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

Women who have been abused are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol and nine times more likely to abuse drugs than women who have not been abused.

"Melissa’s Program" is named after a previous participant in Healing House, Inc.'s recovery support services. Melissa was successfully discharged and returned to her batterer. She was murdered while their 7-year old child was upstairs.  

Melissa's Program will be dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling and advocacy services. Participants will receive recovery support services and a treatment plan that includes services for domestic violence. This program seeks to connect survivor participants with a nurturing community while enhancing their personal safety, independence, and self-esteem.

Program Address: 

Healing House, Inc. Recovery Community Center
112 Elmwood ● Kansas City, MO 64123

816-920-7181 ●


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