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Breakthrough Breakfast

Epic’s Advocacy Committee recently held two Breakthrough Breakfasts to educate service providers and community members about marijuana and related issues. We would like to thank The Office of Addictions in the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University for sponsoring both of the breakfast events. We would also like to thank the speakers for...

October 28, 2014July 16, 2015by
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New EPIC Staff Member

My name is Jessica Belanger, and I have come on board with EPIC as a part-time project coordinator. I am very excited to be a part of this awesome coalition, and to help fulfill our mission of preventing substance abuse with our young citizens! I received my BSW in 2009 from Southeast Missouri State University...

October 21, 2014July 16, 2015by
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Statement on Recent Survey

EPIC works to prevent substance abuse in young people between the ages of 12 and 20 who live in Cape Girardeau County.  Data collection and review are an important piece of assessing our community to identify strengths and supports for local young people as well as conditions that could make engaging in high-risk behaviors more...

October 17, 2014September 1, 2015by
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EPIC Pals Summer/Fall 2014 Update

EPIC Pals SummerFall 2014 Update Four youth participants and four dogs graduated from the summer session of EPIC Pals on August 14th. All the dogs going through the class had found their forever homes by the end of the program. Our third session of EPIC Pals started in October at the Girardot Center. We are...

October 17, 2014September 1, 2015by
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EPIC Pals Update Fall 2014

EPIC is currently implementing our third session of EPIC Pals.  The first two sessions were completed at the Division of Youth Services ECHO Community Resource Center.  For the third session, we have moved to the Division of Youth Services Girardot Center.   We are currently working with six youth participants who have been paired with shelter...

October 14, 2014September 1, 2015by
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Advocacy Committee Update

The Advocacy Committee continues to identify topics of interest to area professions for the quarterly Breakthrough Breakfast series.  The events are well attended and evaluation results are positive. Evaluation results for the Prosecuting Attorney Letter/Student Survey Card project are being analyzed and will be made available by the end of October. The committee also continues to work...

October 14, 2014September 1, 2015by
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Youth Group/Faith Based Committee

The Youth Group Faith Based Sub-committee has been organizing a series of informational meetings at area schools titled, EPIC Family Forum.  The focus of the series is to encourage family discussion on drug and alcohol related issues. Tobacco usage and prevention will be the first topic discussed at Cape Central Middle School cafeteria on November...

October 14, 2014July 16, 2015by
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Resource Committee

The Resource Committee works  to raise money to help fund our coalition, along with our other income sources. The Resource Committee currently hosts an annual art auction in the spring; the first annual event took place in June 2014. This event will be earlier in the year for 2015. The Resource Committee is also working...

October 14, 2014September 1, 2015by
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Annual Community Outreach/Fundraiser SEMO District Fair

EPIC’s annual community outreach and fund raising event at the SEMO District Fair was a great success again this year.  This was the seventh year that the Coalition had a tent at the fair and this year we were able to interact with over 2,000 youth and adult community members and we raised approximately $900...

October 14, 2014July 16, 2015by
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Breakthrough Breakfast

EPIC’s next Breakthrough Breakfast will be at 9:00am next Tuesday, October 21st at Southeast Missouri State University in the University Center, Ballroom B (fourth floor).  This will be the second Breakthrough Breakfast in a two part series on marijuana.  EPIC would like to thank the Office of Addictions in the Department of Nursing at Southeast...

October 14, 2014July 16, 2015by