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August 2015 Community Forum on Heroin


Community Forum: Today's Heroin Epidemic - Lessons Learned in the 70s

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • 2:00 to 4:30 PM
  • Employment Connection
  • 2838 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Employment Connection, St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR), U.S. Probation Office, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA), ARCHS, and other community partners will present this forum. Lessons learned from the 70s until today will shed light on the heroin epidemic we currently face in the St. Louis region.

Dr. William Harvey will join us as the keynote speaker. He currently is a consultant with: National Drug Information Centre for Families in Action, American Institute of Research, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Institute on Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse. Formerly in St. Louis, Dr. Harvey co-directed the Narcotics Service Council (NASCO) with "ex-addict" Don Mitchell until Don's death. They co-founded the organization, which from the early 70s to the 90s operated nonnarcotic heroin detoxification and a group therapeutic halfway house with inpatient and outpatient services.


  • Dr. Harvey (see above)
  • Nancy McCarthy, Co-Chair, STAR and Regional Administrator, Missouri Dept. of Corrections
  • Scott Anders, Deputy Chief, U.S. Probation Office, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Jared Opsal, Public Awareness Specialist, NCADA

RSVP to Brenda Mahr, CEO, Employment Connection at:

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Seating is limited!

October 2015 EXMAD Scholarship Fundraiser

scholarshipgraphicOn October 17, 2015, Manasseh Ministry will host its 9th annual EXMAD (Ex-offenders Making a Difference) fundraiser. Proceeds will go to benefit the Scholarship Endowment Fund for Children with Love Ones Incarcerated, awarding $500 each to several such children lacking basic essentials.

For sponsorship information, contact Richard Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, at 314-732-7340, c/o Manasseh Ministry, 1442 Chambers, St. Louis, MO 63135.

Learn more about the event.

June 24 Professional Development Series

profile 1The Journey Home: Reconnecting with Family & Community

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 8 am to Noon

Place: Harrison Center, 3140 Cass Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106

Panelists: St. Louis Family Court, Fathers' Support Center, Center for Women in Transition, Mission Gate, and St. Louis Community College

Special Guest Moderator: Wesley Bell (pictured) Ferguson City Council Member; Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley; Municipal Court Judge; and Attorney

Cost: Free (Only 100 registrations available) - RSVP by Monday, June 22, 2015

Eventbrite - June 2015 STAR Professional Development Series

Coffee Chat: May 12, 2015

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time: 9:30 am to 11 am

Location: New Northside Conference Center, 5939 Goodfellow, St. Louis, MO 63147

Cost: Free (Only 60 registrations available) - Please register by Monday, May 4

Topic: Reentry and Faith-based Collaborations

Featuring: Criminal Justice Ministry, Keys to Hope, Let's Start, and Project Cope

Eventbrite - Coffee Chat: Reentry & Faith-based Collaborations

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