H.O.P.E.
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HEADLINES!
IN-PERSON ARNOLD H.O.P.E. MEETINGS HAVE RESUMED!
WE MEET THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5! (ALSO CAN JOIN VIA ZOOM)
COMBINED Live Meetings Have Resumed at our Jefferson County Location! 
Next meeting  is Wednesday, August 5th!

Please contact Aaron at (714) 658-8284 for additional information.
WHEN:          Wednesday,  July 29th, 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE:        Care Connections Counseling Services, 3579 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010
WHAT:          JEFCO H.O.P.E. Group Combined Live Meetings

ALSO INCLUDES ZOOM OPTION! (see below)
With the Arnold in-person meetings having resumed as combined meetings with everyone welcome from Jefferson County, St. Louis, St. Charles, and elsewhere, we're also offering the sessions as Zoom meetings using the same meeting number and password we had been using for the Monday Zoom meetings (MONDAY Zoom meeting no longer being held). 

The meeting number and password are being distributed via our usual email process.  If you don't now receive our weekly emails, but would like to start participating in the Wednesday meetings via Zoom, please just reply to this email and we will send you an email with the information.  You can participate anonymously in the sessions, and we'll include information in the email on that and how to use the Zoom app. 

NOTE: We are no longer holding Monday Zoom meetings (We plan to resume in-person meetings in St. Louis as soon as the facilities are reopened).













NEW (PHYSICAL) RESOURCE!
LINK - HELPING HANDS: A RESOURCE FOR AT-RISK YOUTH AND ADULTS
Great article in the Post-Dispatch! (You can just "X" any pop-ups and see the list.)  As we all know, these are tough times all around, but some folks are facing harder times than others, and this extensive list of local resources looks very useful and helpful! 


MORE VIRTUAL RESOURCES!
We hope you're staying well during these trying times and ask you to stay H.O.P.E.full by exploring multiple, virtual resources on the Headlines Page!
We hope you're coping during these trying times and want to offer the following, virtual resources:

Additional information can be found by Googling:
addiction support virtual meetings during coronavirus Etc.


ST. LOUIS COUNTY WILL DISTRIBUTE FREE NARCAN!
St. Louis County health officials announced Monday the county is making Naloxone (Narcan) available for free.  The drug can reverse the process of opioid overdose and has saved thousands of lives.  Naloxone, commonly distributed under the brand name Narcan, will be available to the public and community groups at the John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley during regular business hours. (From the Post Dispatch.)
See full article here!
WHEN:          8 to 4:30 Monday thru *Friday (*12:30-4:30 on the first Friday of each month)
WHERE:        John C. Murphy Health Center, 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley MO, 63134
WHAT:          FREE NARCAN!



STAYING ENGAGED WITH HOPE-CREATES!

HOPE-CREATES Is offering a way to Create in the virtual realm!

Here's a link to the Hope Creates website!   Here's a link to their Facebook Page!
Every Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Online Creation Events





We May Be Apart, Yet We Can Create Together.  For the last month, we have hosted Hope Creates Online Creation Events. These events allow us to work on our own expressive arts projects in the safety of our homes, while we create in community through video conferencing. If you are interested in joining please email for log in information: Kathie.Thomas@hopecreates.org  Creations range from hand made COVID masks, drawings, freestyle embroidery, Hope Mobile designs, crocheted afghans, melodies, photographs, colored pencil designs and jewelry.





INTERESTING POST DISPATCH ARTICLE 
‘A different way’: Walk-in clinic sees success treating opioid addicts with medication



NCADA RESOURCE FOR DISCUSSING DRUGS WITH KIDS!











Check out these free talking kits to learn how to have the conversation with the kids in your life.


ARTICLE FEATURING ST. LOUIS & CHAD SABORA ON FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES!
An article about the precarious state of continued funding for treatment featuring St. Louis and Chad Sabora! 
Click here to read the article.


SUPPORT NCADA THROUGH AMAZON AND SCHNUCKS!
NCADA (National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - St. Louis) participates in the Smile project with Amazon where Amazon makes a donation when you shop at smile.amazon.com

Also,  NCADA is a proud member of the Schnucks eScrip program that makes our communities stronger.  Getting started with the My Schnucks Card program is easy. Once you sign up, you earn up to 3% of your purchase amount for NCADA.Together, we can make a difference!









FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY - ANOTHER RESOURCE

The H.O.P.E. group generally doesn't endorse other organizations, but we do like to make you aware of other resources out there.  The Faces & Voices of Recovery organization's Website has lots of options for engagement (Blogs, Webcasts, etc.), and is just one of many such organizations working on the disease of addiction.  Our Other Resources tab above, lists many additional  resources you may want to check out.


"START HERE" RESOURCE DIRECTORIES

These directories are for the Metropolitan St. Louis area.  They are produced by Inside Dharma,
a Buddhist outreach organization that works with individuals both inside and outside of the
state correctional institutions, and provide services to homeless persons in the St. Louis area. 
Copies of the booklet should be available at our meeting site, but the information can also
be found and even printed off of their website http://www.startherestl.org/.  Please check it out! 
It contains lots of good and helpful information! http://www.startherestl.org/


LINK TO OUR H.O.P.E. WEBSITE FOR SHARING (http://www.hopegroupstl.org/)
http://www.hopegroupstl.org/

H.O.P.E.fully yours,  
Joe
314-800-6274

John
314-550-4382

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