Steer Sober

EPIC partnered with Dr. Jeremy Barnes’ Program Planning and Evaluation students from Southeast Missouri State University to develop the “Steer Sober” project designed to reduce drinking and driving.  The students initiated a campus wide pledge drive where their peers pledged to Steer Sober and not drive after drinking. They designed and distributed t-shirts with the Steer Sober...

July 6, 2015July 11, 2016by

Chair-Elect Nominations Needed

Unfortunately, Robyn Snodgrass is unable to continue in her role as EPIC’s Chair-Elect. Typically the Chair-Elect spends one year learning the duties of the Coalition Chair before taking over the position. We are filling the position mid-term so the person voted into the position will be serving as Chair-Elect until December 2015 and then will...

June 24, 2015September 8, 2015by

Attention Area Artists!

EPIC is hosting an art auction on April 24th and we are hoping you will consider donating a work of art for the second annual “Off the Wall” event. We plan to include a live auction, a silent auction and sales of select items. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the...

March 13, 2015July 16, 2015by


     EPIC Pals works to build assets in local teenagers by focusing on the human-animal bond.  We are excited to be working with our sixth group of EPIC Pals students.  EPIC Pals is currently taking place at the Missouri Division of Youth Services Girardot Center. We meet three times a week and cover lessons...

March 2, 2015July 1, 2015by

Letter from our Chair-Elect

To the EPIC Coalition, The three years I have spent as a member of the EPIC Coalition is not a great deal of time, but I have seen a great deal of accomplishments.  Much of this success can be attributed to what I believe to be the greatest strength of the coalition, diversity.  Armed with...

March 2, 2015July 16, 2015by

EPIC Glow 5K Run

    Join us for the FIRST annual EPIC Glow 5K! The run is scheduled for December 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm at the Osage Centre on the community trail. This will be a timed race by Cape Road Runners. Be prepared to ring in the new year in a healthy way, with EPIC! Proceeds...

November 18, 2014July 16, 2015by

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

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

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

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