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Helping the Homeless Find Independence

By: Mary Hampton, Homeless Outreach Peer Support Specialist

As a peer support specialist for the new Homeless Outreach Program, we see how homelessness has affected the hundreds of men and women we encounter on the streets. Our program prides itself on low barrier standards, making it more accessible for our clients. We continue to have 24 overnight shelter beds at the men’s campus […]

I Am a Veteran. I’m Also an Alcoholic.

By: David Scobey, Veterans Grant Manager

My name is David and I am a veteran. I am also an alcoholic. I don’t know exactly when I became an alcoholic, but I have always looked for a way to feel different. From alcohol and marijuana to painkillers and methamphetamines, I spent the better part of 25 years numbing myself in some form […]

The Future of The Healing Place

By: Jay Davidson, Executive Chairman

I could not be more excited about the future of The Healing Place than I am right now. There will always be a long-term residential recovery program that uses the social, peer-driven model. The Healing Place is 32 years old and has helped thousands of men and women begin their recovery journey. As The Healing […]

Homeless Outreach Program

By: Courtney Weisshaupt, Detox Manager

Last month, The Healing Place announced an exciting partnership with Louisville Metro to assist the houseless population in our city. The Healing Place is working in coordination with various community resources, as well as the Coalition for the Homeless, to provide wrap around services to individuals in our community who are experiencing houselessness. As a […]

Freer Than I Have Ever Been

By: Brittany Harris, Alumni

My life began again on August 10th, 2016. There are no words for how lucky I am to be given such a meaningful day, and to be chosen to continue a life I was sure would end early. I thought I had discovered magic the first time I ever drank alcohol. It quickly took away […]

The Campbellsville Community

By: Matthew Wise, Campbellsville Site Director

The Healing Place of Campbellsville is a 100-bed facility that is designed to give those in rural Kentucky the opportunity to recover from addiction. The model and the spirit of Louisville’s program is replicated and downsized to fit the needs of a smaller community. Recovery can be described as a process in which someone has […]

A Place Like No Other

By: Alaina Combs, Women's Program Director

The Healing Place is such a special program. Many of our alumni, including myself, would say that the THP women’s campus is a place like no other. We are a long-term recovery program that focuses on behavior modification in a loving and caring environment. One thing that makes us different is that we have minimal […]

Changing Lives in Detox

By: LaTonya McNeal, Women's Detox/Overnight Supervisor

There’s no secret to the undying gratitude that I have for The Healing Place. I feel as though I’ve been set in my happy place – my forever home – every time I walk through the doors of detox to come to work. Every day is not always going to be a good day, no […]

In the Business of Change

We say the Serenity Prayer a lot around The Healing Place. This prayer closes practically every event on our campus, from staff meetings to 12 Step meetings. This prayer which I have repeated thousands of times never had more meaning to me than in this past year. God grant me the serenity to accept the […]

Remembering Jesse Bollinger

On Sunday, August 1st, we lost a friend. A community leader. And a champion for The Healing Place. Jesse Bollinger, Jr. died at the age of 92. Jesse worked alongside The Healing Place well before it was The Healing Place. Of all his many endeavors and accomplishments, Jesse was most proud of his work with […]