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ReDiscover ⁠— Women and Children's Campus at Friendship House and Catherine's Place

3720 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111
ReDiscover has served Kansas City for over 43 years, offering mental health and substance abuse treatment to low-income or uninsured adults. Catherine’s Place provides women with a safe and nurturing environment for recovery, as well as childcare for mothers who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get away and get help. Clients learn how to live sober, utilize healthy coping skills and become emotionally and financially self-sufficient.

Facility Highlights

  • Crisis Services
  • Illness Management
  • Case Management

Specialization

  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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ABOUT REDISCOVER – WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S CAMPUS AT FRIENDSHIP HOUSE AND CATHERINE’S PLACE

Located in Kansas City, Mo. and established in 1969, ReDiscover is a nonprofit community mental health facility that offers services to Missouri residents with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. The nonprofit operates Catherine’s Place, which provides intensive residential treatment and outpatient services for adult women. The facility accepts pregnant women, women with children, and mothers with co-occurring disorders.

Women living at Catherine’s Place receive comprehensive substance abuse treatment through a separate ReDiscover facility in the city. Detox services are not offered on-site. Within the state, ReDiscover – Catherine’s Place is among 13.1 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities with programs for pregnant or postpartum women.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Women entering the program initially live in Friendship House, a separate home in Kansas City, for the first 28 days and then transfer to Catherine’s House for the remainder of treatment.

According to the facility's website, women residing at Catherine’s Place participate in ReDiscover’s Women with Children program, one of just a few in the state that allows children to stay with their mothers during residential treatment. In Missouri, only 4.3 percent of treatment facilities offer this accommodation.

Treatment plans are individualized; they are designed to facilitate recovery and offer social supports to strengthen mother-child relationships. Programming includes comprehensive assessment, psychiatric evaluation, individual and group therapy, medication management, as well as case management services. Lifestyle intervention, parenting classes, and family counseling also are offered.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

ReDiscover's website notes the treatment team includes psychiatrists, nurses, case managers, substance abuse counselors, mental health professionals, chemical dependency technicians, childcare providers, and intake specialists. Of the seven individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date, the five individuals polled on the matter praised the aptitude of staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4/5

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Catherine’s Place is located in English Tudor home. The residence has eight family-style bedrooms, on-site laundry, full-service kitchen, secure public entrance, plus a designated area for childcare with an outdoor playground. There is also private space for individualized counseling and organized group counseling. On-site daycare as well as transportation services are available to all residents of Catherine’s Place. The five individuals polled on the matter appreciated the cleanliness of the facility.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4/5

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The five alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing submitted positive feedback about the facility. Alumni praised the center's individual and group therapy as well as the helpful staff. Offering five-star ratings for the safety of the facility and the facility's ability to resolve conflict, C.W. wrote: “Staff went above and beyond.” Alum D.S., who gave five stars for the likelihood they'd recommend the facility to others, added:"They really care about your recovery." While most feedback was favorable, one anonymous alum felt the program was “disorganized,” while another complained about the discharge process.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly positive opinions. They offered five stars for affordability and family participation, as well as four and five stars for connectivity/visitor policy and likelihood to recommend.
"It is wonderful for anyone who needs immediate help," a loved wrote. "They were excellent and timely in getting my loved one in the program quickly, without insurance. However, it is loosely supervised, and may not be right for a person who is needing closely supervised detox and long-term treatment."

FINANCING

According to ReDiscover’s website, the facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance plans. Sliding scale fees also are offered to those who qualify. The five individuals polled on the matter appreciated the facility's cost.

Affordability: 4.4/5

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