About Us

ReDiscover is a nonprofit community mental health agency that has served the people of Jackson County since 1969 offering a full spectrum of programs and services for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Services range from short-term interventions and crisis services to long term relationships for people with chronic conditions.  ReDiscover primarily helps men, women, and children who have limited income, no insurance or who are under-insured.  Offices are located in Lee’s Summit, South Kansas City and midtown Kansas City.  ReDiscover's Women and Children's Campus at Friendship House and Catherine's Place is a component of ReDiscover's women's substance use disorder treatment program.

ReDiscover’s mission is to deliver mental health and substance use disorder services to help individuals and families achieve healthier and more productive lives. Visit ReDiscover's main website to learn more about our additional programs.

Our Women and Children Campus History

handsincircleOn February 2, 1992 Friendship House, a historic Hyde Park home, opened its doors to provide structure and support for women in recovery of alcohol and substance abuse. It was established by co-founders Judith A. Janes and Carol S. Patterson. Catherine’s Place was constructed next door in 2002 to expand these residential transitional services.  It is named in honor of Catherine Caldwell-Nichols.  The original corporation for the founding agency is no longer functioning.  In the summer of 2009 ReDiscover purchased the properties at 3720 & 3728 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO known as Friendship House & Catherine’s Place. 

ReDiscover is Kansas City’s largest agency providing residential and outpatient services for women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse.  ReDiscover offers one of the few programs that allow addicted mothers to bring their children to treatment. An average of 100 women a day participates in outpatient comprehensive substance abuse programs at 3201 Woodland. The children of these clients receive loving day care at nearby Catherine’s Place childcare center.  Presently women needing residential treatment services are being housed at Catherine’s Place.

Friendship House has recently undergone restoration and will be opening in April 2015 allowing ReDiscover to provide housing for more women in recovery and their children. With the opeing of Friendship House, the Women and Children's Campus will provide transitional living services along with residential treatment services and childcare.