H.O.P.E.
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HEADLINES!
IN-PERSON ARNOLD H.O.P.E. MEETINGS HAVE RESUMED!
WE MEET THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21!
(ALSO CAN JOIN VIA ZOOM)
COMBINED Live Meetings Have Resumed at our Jefferson County Location! 
Next meeting  is Wednesday, October 21st!

Please contact Aaron at (714) 658-8284 for additional information.
WHEN:          Wednesday,  October 21st, 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).













MANY BRAND NEW HOPE-CREATES EVENTS HAPPENING!

Link to their Facebook Page!     Link to instagram - @HopeCreates_org   Link to the Hope Creates website!  

Call For Entry
Hope Creates Progress Not Perfection - Calling all sober Expressive Artists and family members! We welcome visual artists, sculptors, musicians, dancers, and poets to submit their work and join us.  Please contact Kathie Thomas to review your submissions and discuss the
process to participate: kathie.thomas@hopecreates.org
Artwork due to Kathie on Friday, October 23, 2020.  Spread the word to your friends and family!

Save The Date
Join Us for Our Virtual Expressive Arts Exhibition: Hope Creates Progress Not Perfection
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 6 to 8 PM
To join us, simply follow us on Facebook - @HopeCreatesNonProfit or on Instagram - @HopeCreates_org

Felting and Fabric Collage!  Join Us!












Haven H. and Raina F. will facilitate our event. They will lead us in felting and taking scraps of fabric,
yarn, and board to transform them into works of art. Lunch will be provided!
Sunday, October 25, 2020: 2-6pm
MediaSpace, 2065 Walton Road, St. Louis, MO 63114
Please give a "Hope Donation" at the door.


What's Your Mantra? Join us in Mixed Media.





Tim Wagner will facilitate our event. He is an artist in recovery (and very open about his sobriety).
Tim looks forward to sharing his passion for art and sobriety with you. Lunch will be provided!
Sunday, November 15, 2020: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Medici MediaSpace, 2065 Walton Road, St. Louis, MO 63114
Please give a "Hope Donation" at the door.



Deck The Walls  Let's Make Murals.






David B. and Sarah B. will facilitate our event. We will paint murals in vivid colors on our Open Studio walls. Come and help us make our new space our creative home.
Sunday, December 13, 2020: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Medici MediaSpace, 2065 Walton Road, St. Louis, MO 63114
Please give a "Hope Donation" at the door.





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!


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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