Wayne D. White Recovery Community Center

The Recovery Community Center is a one-of-a-kind oasis for people in recovery and their friends and family members. It provides education, information, peer support services and fellowship for those seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorder. Located in the heart of Kansas City’s Eastside at 4501 Troost Avenue (map), the Troost 25 bus stops right in front of the facility.

The goal of the Recovery Community Center is to improve quality of life, prevent relapse and sustain long-term recovery. It is not a clubhouse. It is a place where life’s challenges are faced with solutions and guidance. It is a place where skills are shared and learned. It is a place where isolation becomes inclusion and strangers become friends.

The center provides education, information, referrals, peer support services and fellowship for those seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorder.  The program is staffed by qualified addiction counselors and peer support specialists and is  open seven days a week.

Participation in the Recovery Community Center services is free of charge.

The center service emphasizes the peer–to-peer relationship and is managed by staff members certified by the Missouri Credentialing Board as either a MRSS or MRSS-P. Volunteers who self-identify as peers in recovery from a substance use disorder are also involved.

 

The Center focuses on Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS). These are non-clinical services focusing on removing barriers and providing invaluable resources to those who are seeking to achieve and maintain long- term recovery. Support services involve volunteers who seek to share their experience, strength and hope with others.

Seven days a week, twelve step groups meet in our facility. These include Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Ala-anon and Alcoholics Victorious.

See the schedule of meetings and activities.

 

 

The Recovery Community Center offers:

A comfortable home-like atmosphere that is physically and emotionally safe, with coffee, tea and other low-cost beverages available.

A living room type space with comfortable chairs, couches and lighting

Social and recreational activities, such as playing cards and other games

Evening and weekend hours, seven days per week

Peer coaching and structured group and educational opportunities

Referrals to other community support and service providers

Another service at the center is our computer training and employment skills program.

As a sponsor site for the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment, we offer a series of proctored exams that demonstrate proficiency in the following computer skills:

Section 1: Introduction to Computers
Section 2: Windows 10
Section 3: E-mail Basics
Section 4: Internet Basics
Section 5: Introduction to Social Media
Section 6: Microsoft Word Basics
Section 7: Microsoft Excel Basics
Section 8: Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Section 9: Information Literacy

Certificates are awarded to those who demonstrate proficiency in the various sections which can be attached to resumes to aid in efforts to find employment. For those who need increased skills we offer tutoring and classes.