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Faith in KC: Healing House helps people in their darkest times

Faith in KC
Posted at 11:36 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-28 11:36:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You may never have heard of Healing House or its founder, Bobbi Jo Reed. Hopefully, that means you've never been brought to your lowest point by drug and alcohol addiction.

Reed's life journey is filled with dark and awful moments. An alcoholic by age 13, she was addicted to drugs, forced into prostitution and lived on the streets of Kansas City, Missouri. There are so many parts of her story that should have ended with her death.

But they didn't.

Today, she's overcome the unimaginable horrors of her life and says that God put her exactly where she is.

As the founder of Healing House, she now works to provide a place to recover for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. Today, more than 200 people live under her organization's care.

For this episode of Faith in KC, 41 Action News anchor Taylor Hemness speaks with Bobbi Jo about her life, the work she does and the role that faith plays in it.

They also talk about the new documentary that covers her life and work. It's called "Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence." For more information on the documentary and where to watch it, click here.

Kansas City native Brent Jones directed the documentary. His wife, Donna, was the executive producer. They recently appeared on "Screened on the Spot," the film and TV podcast from 41 Action News. Click here to listen to that episode.