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A Happy, Joyous, Free, Sober Life

By: Carrie Knott, Revenue Cycle Coordinator

My name is Carrie, and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is April 24th, 2018, my sponsor is Mandie S., and this morning when I woke up, I made a deep and personal commitment to stay clean and sober, just for today. I stumbled into detox at The Healing Place on April 23rd, 2018. […]


The Healing Place Way

By: Heather Gibson, Vice President of Program Services

The Healing Place is a unique place. We have our own language, practices, and beliefs. It’s nearly impossible to spend more than five minutes here and fail to recognize that we are just different… different in a good way. We believe in people helping people. We don’t talk about how we’re going to help or […]


Louisville’s Homeless Crisis

The face of homelessness is changing. Many people are one emergency away from the streets. Crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe are filled with stories of people asking for help in keeping their home due to unexpected medical bills or other expenses. Our overnight shelter is the foundation of The Healing Place. We provide a safe place […]


A Bed in Detox

By: Immanuel Guest, Donor Relations Specialist

On June 29, 2018, I woke up in a bed in detox at The Healing Place. Having arrived in a blackout state, I struggled to piece together the events of the previous day. There was a vague recollection of a friend searching my apartment for clean clothes. I also remember clutching a bottle of vodka […]


Planting Seeds of Hope

By: Courtney Weisshaupt, Detox Manager

Every day, men and women are coming through the doors of The Healing Place looking for one thing, hope. Hope that things in life will get better. Hope that it is possible to stop using drugs or alcohol. Hope that someone will help them. The hope about each of these things, and so much more, […]


Unconditional Love

By: Courtney Weisshaupt, Detox Manager

People don’t usually decide to come to detox because they are having a good day or because things in life are going well. Often, people are coming through the doors of detox on what they might consider to be one of their worst days. Our clients are struggling with feelings of guilt, shame, and remorse […]


Peace of Mind and a New Way of Living

By: Rickie Glaab, Outpatient Services Peer Mentor

Since being in recovery, I now have a peace of mind and a new way of living. I have a new outlook on life thanks to The Healing Place and its intensive outpatient program. They believed in me when I did not believe in myself, or anything else. I ended up on the doorstep at […]


THP Model in an Outpatient Setting

By: Richard Keeper, Outpatient Services Lead Peer Support Specialist

I love working at The Healing Place, and as an alumnus of the traditional long-term recovery program, I have learned to love myself and others as well. When I completed the program, I joined the amazing team in Outpatient Services, which takes The Healing Place’s peer-driven social model of recovery and puts it in an […]


The Spirit of The Healing Place

By: Jay Davidson, Executive Chairman

As I look to the what’s ahead for The Healing Place this new year, I must reflect on this past year. 2021 was filled with challenges at every turn. Like everyone in our community, we continued to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it was a long and difficult year, the Spirit of The […]


Navigating the Holidays

By: Karyn Hascal, President

This is such a special season of the year for many people – a time to get together with family and friends, a time of sharing, caring, and celebrating. Many families and friendships are deeply rooted in tradition and ritual. And some of those traditions go back generations in families. While this may be a […]