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Our Programs

We seek to develop initiatives that will move the needle and make a significant impact on recovery in Kansas City. We are building a comprehensive and holistic approach that will offer multiple avenues to sustain those on the recovery journey. Be Free is employing best practices, proven programs, and we have a willingness to innovate to develop strong Kansas City’s recovery support infrastructure.

Be Free is now undertaking two of its most important initiatives. One will focus on expanding structured recovery housing and the second on providing “get well’ jobs for those in early recovery. 

Scalable Structured

Recovery Housing

Kansas City has a chronic shortage of structured recovery housing. To help alleviate this residency backlog, recently Be Free was awarded a $694,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disabilities (KDAD). With the help of our partner the Fletcher Group, we will use these funds to open five recovery houses, serving 40 residents in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

Timeline: Our first recovery house will begin accepting residents in late 2023.

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Back to Work

Giving individuals a chance to get back on their feet, Be Free will offer vocational programs to people in recovery that are both employed or unemployed.

Community partners through arrangements with Be Free will have access to the participants in the Be Free jobs program. Be Free will have partnerships with many community employers. Be Free aims to make a difference by having the employers make contributions to the return to work program, and the participants gain the skills and knowledge to be able to find jobs on their own.

Timeline: Our Back To Work program is set to launch in 2025.

Recovery High School

Be Free led an initiative to pass Missouri legislation to authorize and significantly fund the academic requirements of a substance use disorder recovery high school to serve students across the metro area. The bill, which passed in the 2022 legislative session and was signed by Governor Parson, provides a pathway for students from Kansas and surrounding states to attend. Fundraising continues for the recovery support services the school will provide on site.

Timeline: The KC Metro Recovery High School is slated to open in the Fall of 2025.

Physically Free

Be Free wants Kansas City to have a community of physically active individuals seeking sustained recovery. Physical activities might include strength training, CrossFit, golf, biking, yoga, running, and others. The intent is to use fitness to help build new friendships, relationships and to overcome the stigma of substance use. We expect the power of physical activity and social connections to help build a culture of individuals willing to help others sustain recovery.

The Phoenix organization has built such successful/impactful communities across the U.S. that Be Free is committed to developing such a community here.

Timeline: The Physically Free program is slated to launch in fall 2023.

We exist to sustain

recovery journeys.

By expanding access to whole-human resources, we support each person as they navigate a substance-free lifestyle. You can help us accomplish our mission, by donating to our organization. Your dollars will go directly towards supporting the launch of these programs.

Be Free Center

Kansas City’s Physical Face of Recovery

The Center will help those with substance use disorders and their families identify, access, and navigate a wide range of services to sustain their recovery.

Timeline: The year 2026.

Connecting Your Loved Ones To Us

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Making a commitment to recovery is saying, “Yes,” to a lifelong journey of discovery and growth. There are ups and downs, forks in the road, and difficult choices to be made. If you know someone who needs us, please fill out our contact form below and a representative will be in touch.

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