Years in the making, November saw the Grand Opening of two Restoration House (R|H) dreams.
The much-anticipated Home for Minor Victims of human trafficking, now called the Mabee House, had its grand opening on November 6th. The home, operated in partnership with the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, will house up to seven girls, usually between the ages of 12 to 17. With only 600 beds nationwide for minor survivors, this home is a significant resource in the fight to restore those victimized.
Staff from Restoration House, Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, BR-KC Association along with R|H Board Members, donors and volunteers all crowded into the beautiful newly-renovated home. After a few words from Geoffrey Arbuckle, R|H President, Dr. Rodney Hammer, Chairman of the RH Board, Russell Martin, President of MBCH and Chuck Phillips, MBCH Campus Director, everyone moved outside for the official ribbon cutting and a few photo ops.
The downstairs of the home, which includes a special education center, was dedicated by R|H Board Member, Becky Moyer. The education center was named Jody’s Place after the parents and grandparents of Pam Henry.
A second dream realized was the Grand Opening of Rehope Market & Café on Saturday, November 16th. Restoration House and BR-KC renovated the former R|H administrative office space and turned it into a thriving café and coffee house with specialty merchandise, including some made by human trafficking survivors. Rehope Market & Café is non-profit and revenues and donations received there go to support Restoration House.
Rehope Market & Café is located at 808 W. Main Street, Greenwood, MO 64034 and is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 6pm. The coffee proudly served there is a Kansas City favorite, The Roasterie!