Jefferson City’s first women’s recovery house will open its doors on May 18, 2015. The Healing House and New Beginnings, Inc., a women’s Christian-based ministry, strives to “rebuild shattered lives through a ‘Program of Action’ by teaching spiritual principles which are rooted and grounded in the Holy and Living Word of God.”
Healing House will offer a 12-step meetings, as well as Adult Children of Alcoholics groups and mentoring. Additional emphasis is also placed on spiritual growth, building housing and life skills, and physical growth.
Executive Director and founder Heather Gieck is an individual in long-term recovery, her life “forever changed” because of her decision to seek help with her addiction. Raised in addiction and incarcerated at the age of 35, her “heart was changed” while in prison after a spiritual awakening.
Gieck now seeks to spread the message of recovery through her work at The Healing House and New Beginnings: “I have been given the privilege to give back what has been so graciously given to me.”
Over 100 people showed up to the Healing House’s open house on May 5, including State Representative Tom Hurst. Visitors were given tours of the house and the community support for the recovery house’s opening was overwhelming. Donations were also received.
MRN Executive Director Brenda Schell and MRN Board Member Scott Johnston both serve on The Healing House and New Beginnings Board of Directors.
The Healing House and New Beginnings will house a maximum of seven women. To provide donations, e-mail The Healing House and New Beginnings.