Bobbi-Jo Reed is a person in long-term recovery with 26 years of continuous sobriety. She has provided safe, transitional housing for nearly ten thousand individuals over the past 20 years. Her passion in life is to help those suffering with substance use disorders find their purpose. She is the Founder and CEO of Healing House, Inc. in the Historic Northeast Kansas City, MO; the ministry currently houses 200 adults and 30 children. She is Chair of the Kansas City Recovery Coalition, member of the Missouri-Division of Behavioral Health State Advisory Council, a Mental Health First Aid instructor, Trauma Informed Care trainer, Certified Peer Specialist- Supervisor and Medicated Assisted Recovery Specialist; recognized as a 2018 Mental Health Champion and an Executive Member of the Missouri Coalition of Recovery Service Providers and the National Association of Recovery Residences. The award-winning documentary film, Bobbi Jo: Under The Influence, was released on various streaming platforms in 2021 and continues to be recognized amongst film festivals internationally. Her autobiography, Beautifully Broken, continues to bring others out of darkness and “Welcomed Home”.
This session describes how peer-ran recovery support systems work, why recovery works and how to run a successful recovery community center.
- Identify how peer ran recovery support services operate, are maintained and why they are successful.
- Identify how to make a program of recovery sync up with a recovery community center