Matt Talbot Apartments
In 2006, Benilde Hall opened Matt Talbot, a 12-unit permanent housing apartment building for men who successfully completed the Benilde Hall program.
The men of Matt Talbot continue with aftercare treatment while becoming mentors and role models within the Benilde Hall community.
Matt Talbot Apartments provide furnished, safe apartments across the street from the main facility. Men who have successfully completed the Benilde Hall program can live in an apartment provided they pay rent, stay substance-free, participate in aftercare services and abide by apartment rules.
The apartments help extend the continuum of care to men in recovery from addiction and homelessness.
Dr. Thomas Hall House
The Dr. Thomas Hall House opened in April 2021 and provides housing for up to 6 men at a time. It is a sober living house for men who have completed the Benilde Hall program. Located less than 5 minutes from campus, the Dr. Thomas Hall House offers graduates a sense of independence as they transition into living in the community while maintaining a close connection to Benilde Hall.
Dr. Thomas Hall is a Vietnam Veteran who has provided clinical support and local and national advocacy for those in recovery over the course of his adult life. For over 29 years, Dr. Hall taught addiction counseling classes at Kansas City Kansas Community College. In 1999, he became the head of the Addiction Counseling program and remained so until retiring in 2016. Dr. Hall is the former Executive Director of the Community Back Anti-Drug Tax (COMBAT) Commission for Jackson County and the former President of the Benilde Hall Board of Directors. Dr. Hall currently sits as National Chair of the Vietnam Veterans of America PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee.
Benilde Hall hosted a dedication ceremony for the Dr. Thomas Hall House in July 2022.