Lay Counseling & Recovery Coaching
Based on the 12th step in recovery, this peer-to peer premise is a foundation of the lay counseling program and culture at Welcome House. It is the experience, understanding and true belief that, “to keep it one must give it away.”
As a peer support program connecting residents with individuals in long-term recovery from the Kansas City community, volunteer lay counseling provides recovery coaching to residents who are new or returning to recovery. While not licensed professionals or employees of the Welcome House, the impact of the lay counselors’ work is significant and highly effective.
While each resident’s journey is unique, there are commonalities in the kinds of concerns shared with lay counselors: staying clean and sober, mending personal and family relationships, struggling with spirituality, securing employment, dealing with self-doubt and learning to live a sober life on life’s terms.
Volunteer as a Lay Counselor or Recovery Coach
Welcome House relies on the commitment and generosity of our lay counselors to support residents in their journey in recovery. Training is provided. If you would like to learn more about this rewarding opportunity, please complete our Volunteer Inquiry Form below or call 816-472-0760.