Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the Benilde Hall Program offers transitional living and permanent housing for adult men. Created in 1993, this program serves the indigent homeless population with quality substance abuse and mental health treatment.
Accommodations and Amenities
The men in the transitional living program are housed in a converted hospital, which offers 65 beds. Rooms are arranged dorm-style and are shared between at least two residents at a time. The facility also includes a kitchen, dining hall, therapy rooms, a lecture hall and office spaces.
Clients get three meals a day prepared by an on-site chef, though clients are required to help participate in meal clean up. Special dietary requests can usually be accommodated. The permanent housing program is offered through Matt Talbot apartments. Located across the street from the main facility, the building offers furnished units. Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside of the homes.
Rules and Regulations
The transitional living program offers up to one year of care, though durations of stay can range anywhere from 30 to 360 days. Prior to admission, residents undergo a health assessment by a resident nurse. For those with mental health issues, an on-site psychologist and psychiatric nurse are available for dual diagnosis support. While not officially a 12-step based program, clients are required to attend several on-site AA/NA meetings per week. In addition, they must attend a range of therapy sessions and also are required to obtain employment. Therapy includes weekly individual and group therapy sessions. As clients stay in the home for longer, their required number of meetings and therapy sessions per week goes down while the number of hours of community service per week increases.
The permanent housing program is offered to men who have successfully completed the transitional living. They are able to move in as long as they have the ability to pay rent and stay sober. There is a strict zero tolerance policy for substances during either phase of treatment. Anyone who is found relapsing is subject to being evicted from the program.
Case management is offered and may include employment counseling, independent living skills, recreational activities, legal advocacy and referrals, spirituality, financial counseling, family counseling and referrals to community self-help groups.
Overall, the Benilde Hall Program offers supportive transitional and permanent living to those seeking a safe sober environment regardless of income. Through this structured program, clients attend 12-step meetings, community service and therapy and are held to a high level of accountability. Overall, this is a great long-term program for men who are serious about their sobriety.
Benilde Hall Program
3220 East 23rd St
Kansas City, MO 64127
Benilde Hall Program Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Benilde Hall Program by phone at (816) 842-5836. Find Benilde Hall Program on Facebook
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