“Equipping people of faith to serve with an informed, compassionate response
to the risk and prevalence of addiction and related mental health issues.”

What's New?

Recently Published Paper

Faith Partners, in partnership with South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SSWATTC), co-authored the original paper  Faith Communities’ Improvements in Readiness to Engage in Addictions Resilience and Recovery Support Programming

Training of Trainers Workshops

G.O.A.L. Project hosted a Faith Partners Training of Trainers workshop. Seven trainers were trained in Lancaster, PA on April 22-24…

Transition from in-person to virtual trainings

Faith Partners has created a distance learning model ……

New Area Coordinators Monthly Network Meeting

“No resource is more important than the religious community to the transformation necessary to bring about recovery from addiction. We must bring together the resources of health care providers and the resources of a supportive, knowledgeable faith community.”
Trish Merrill, Founder
Faith Partners

Upcoming Events

Date Location Training Contact Person
2nd Wednesday of the Month Nation-wide Virtual Area Coordinator’s Networking Meeting Drew Brooks, Executive Director,
Faith Partners
March & April Milwaukee, WI Virtual Team Training Pastor Molly Doreza, Chair
The Healing Network (formerly known as Greater Milwaukee Synod-Opioid & Substance Use Disorders (OSUD) Task Force)
March & April Milwaukee, WI Clergy Training Pastor Molly Doreza, Chair
The Healing Network

Cheryl Bledsoe, Area Coordinator
April 30, 2022 Milwaukee, WI Skills & Sustainability Hybrid Training Cheryl Bledsoe, Area Coordinator
The Healing Network
May 10, 17, 24, 31 Many, LA Clergy Addiction Survival Kit: Core Competencies James Wagley, Coalition Coordinator
Sabine Prevention Alliance
May 13-14, 2022 Peoria, AZ Team Training Pastor Tim Wright
Community of Grace Lutheran
May 21, 2022 Omaha, NE Readiness Training Julie Taylor-Costello
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
June 2022 Nation-wide Virtual Nation-wide QNM Pastor Ed Treat, President & CEO
The Center of Addiction and Faith
June 2022 Many, LA Skills Training/Quarterly Network Meeting (QNM) James Wagley, Coalition Coordinator
Sabine Prevention Alliance
TBD New Orleans, LA Training of Trainer Kelli Bertrand, Children & Youth Program Mgr
Metropolitan Human Services District
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