“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 Nationwide Virtual Area Coordinator’s Networking Meeting Drew Brooks, Executive Director,
Faith Partners
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Many, LA Sabine Prevention Alliance, Community Forum for Youth James Wagley, Coalition Coordinator
Sabine Prevention Alliance
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Omaha, NE Leadership Training Rev. Eulish Moore
FP Omaha Area Coordinator

Julie Taylor-Costello, Community Outreach Training Coordinator
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
October 6-8, 2022 Nationwide Addiction and Faith Conference Presentation Pastor Ed Treat, President & CEO
The Center of Addiction and Faith
Saturday, October 15, 2022 Milwaukee, WI Leadership Training Pastor Molly Doreza, THN Chair
Cheryl Bledsoe, Area Coordinator
The Healing Network
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 BICA - Little Canada, MN Faith Partners Strategic Planning Tom Griffin, Board Chair
Faith Partners
October 22, 2022 Milwaukee, WI Quarterly Network Meeting Cheryl Bledsoe, Area Coordinator
The Healing Network
October 29 or November 5, 2022 Savannah, GA Leadership Training Megan Affrunti, Program Director
Clinton Foundation

Carol Pine, Co-founder
Interfaith Addiction and Recovery Coalition
November 2-3, 2022 Austin, TX SSWATTC Advisory Council Beth Hutton, ARI Project Manager
South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SSWATTC)
November 2022 Nationwide CAF Virtual Quarterly Network Meeting Drew Brooks, Executive Director
Faith Partners
TBD Pryor, OK Team Training Misty Edwards-Matheson
Faith-based Community Liaison
Drop Task Force
Fall 2022 Minneapolis, MN HAUMC Visioning for Discipleship Pastor Judy Zabel
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
Fall 2022 New Orleans, LA Training of Trainers Kelli Bertrand, Program Manager
Metropolitan Human Services District
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