“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
11 am-12 pm CDT
Nation-wide Virtual Area Coordinator’s Networking Meeting Drew Brooks, Executive Director,
Faith Partners
drewbrooks@faith-partners.org
January 12, 2022
12-1 pm CDT
Houston, TX Addiction has a Spiritual Remedy: How Congregations Can Respond Hybrid Presentation Don Ballard, Chief Operating Officer
Hope and Healing Center & Institute
dballard@hopeandhealingcenter.org
January 17 & 31,
February 14 & 28,
March 14 & 28, 2022
6-7:30 pm CDT
Minneapolis, MN Deep Listening Skills Vicki Elliott, Executive Director
Mental Health (MH) Connect
velliott@mhconnect.org
Last Thursday of the Month starting January 27, 2022
6-7:30 pm CDT
Minneapolis, MN Self-Care for the Care-Giver Vicki Elliott, Executive Director
Mental Health (MH) Connect
velliott@mhconnect.org
TBD Many, LA Clergy Addiction Survival Kit: Core Competencies James Wagley, Coalition Coordinator
Sabine Prevention Alliance
jameswagley.lcsw@gmail.com
February 22, 2022
3-4 pm CDT
Nation-wide General Alliance Meeting
Compassion Fatigue:
Self-Care & Boundaries
Rev. Walter Jones, Chair
National Faith-based Prevention Coalition
westsidecommunitystakeholders@gmail.com
February 25-26, 2022 Roberts, WI Team Training Pastor John Sutherland
Cross Lutheran Church
pastor@robertscrosslutheran.com
TBD Many, LA Skills Training James Wagley, Coalition Coordinator
Sabine Prevention Alliance
jameswagley.lcsw@gmail.com
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2022 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)
mdoreza@twc.com
March 5, 2022
9-11 am CDT
Nation-wide Virtual Nation-wide Quarterly Network Meeting Pastor Ed Treat, President & CEO
The Center of Addiction and Faith
pastored@addictionandfaith.com
March 17, 24, 31 and
April 7, 2022
1-3 pm CDT
Milwaukee, WI Clergy Addiction Survival Kit: Core Competencies Pastor Molly Doreza, Chair
The Healing Network
mdoreza@twc.com

Cheryl Bledsoe, Area Coordinator
cbledsoetools5@sbcglobal.net
TBD Pryor, OK Team Training Misty Edwards-Matheson, Faith-based Community Liaison
Drop Task Force
mistywithdrop@gmail.com
April 28, 2022 New Orleans, LA Clergy Brunch Kelli Bertrand, Children & Youth Program Manager
Metropolitan Human Services District
kelli.bertrand@mhsdla.org
April 30, 2022
9 am-4pm CDT
Milwaukee, WI Skills & Sustainability Hybrid Training Cheryl Bledsoe, Area Coordinator
The Healing Network
cbledsoetools5@sbcglobal.net
TBD Minneapolis, MN HAUMC Visioning for Discipleship Pastor Judy Zabel
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
judy@haumc.org
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