Jeff & Sara Vick
Hello, we are Jeff and Sara Vick and we would like to introduce ourselves and our mission — Lily’s House. When we moved to Adrian, MO, Sara’s hometown 50 miles south of Kansas City, we made the decision to become foster parents. Little did we know that decision would be life changing and lead to the creation of a shelter committed to helping young mothers and their children.
Lily’s House is a long-term substance abuse recovery home for mothers and their children. Since Lily’s House was founded in 2017, we have set up a very diverse and involved Board of Directors, created interest and financial support from our community, renovated a building, secured a community grant from State Farm to purchase a 15 passenger van, opened a thrift store to help fund operating expenses and opened our doors to 15 mothers and 29 children.
To date, our residents have come to us from Jackson, Cass, Bates and Vernon counties. In two short years we have given these young families the opportunity to have a fresh start on life, an opportunity to live clean and sober.
We are helping these young mothers to break generational cycles of substance abuse, neglect and abandonment. The results of that are innumerable. There are many success stories already of continued sobriety, family reunification and integration into the community. Read a few of these inspiring stories on the Success Stories tab.
In early 2020 we were awarded the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) grant that gives us the opportunity to build a community resource center where we will be able to offer our successful program to more families in crisis.
Our next goal is to purchase property for transitional living for our residents as they graduate from the recovery program at Lily’s House. We want to continue to be a support for these families as they transition to independent living.
Your generosity inspires and enables us to achieve our mission of creating a community where mothers are empowered to create new opportunities for their families. You are part of a powerful force that is improving our community. We are grateful for you.