Additional Centers in St. Louis and Kansas City receive federal funding.
[Jefferson City, MO] – Missouri continues to build options for individuals recovering from opioid addictions. Two additional Recovery Community Centers (RCCs) in St. Louis and Kansas City were recently awarded funding to provide peer-based, supportive community services for individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) and their families. These centers will develop, expand and enhance services to build hope and support healthy behaviors for people in recovery.
“Early recovery from a substance use disorder is hard work that requires a variety of resources and options,” said Department of Mental Health Director Mark Stringer. “Recovery Community Centers are an important component of a comprehensive service delivery system.”
The St. Louis Empowerment Center and the Healing House of Kansas City received the funding through a competitive bid process awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Opioid-State Targeted Response (Opioid-STR) grant. The grant is administered by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health.
Peer Support-Recovery Community Centers
There are now four (4) RCCs in Missouri receiving Opioid-STR funding:
St. Louis Empowerment Center
Contact: Sarah Earll
1908 Olive Street,
St. Louis MO
The Healing House
Contact: Bobbi Jo Reed
4602 St. John Ave.
Kansas City MO
The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery
Contact: Chad Sabora
4022 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Springfield Recovery Community Center
Contact: David Stoecker
1925 E. Bennett Street, Springfield, MO
More information on the state’s efforts to fight the opioid crisis is available at the following sites:
Missouri’s State Department initiatives: https://opioids.mo.gov/.