We'll continue with Zoom Meetings until conditions change! It's amazing how easy it is and how quickly you get comfortable with this format! Our next meeting is Monday, June 1st at 7 pm, using the Zoom App. 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 Monday Zoom meetings, 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. In-person meetings remain on hold until further notice.
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:
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.)
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.
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/