Empower MO Meets New Director Of MODOC
On Wednesday July 12th the Criminal Justice Committee of Empower MO met with Anne Precythe, new Director of the Missouri Department of Correections and Alana Boyles, Director of the Division of Adult Institutions. This was a get to know you meeting that gave representatives of Empower MO, MO CURE, and a number of other groups across the state to present their concerns and hear about plans for change within the DOC.
Host Keith Brown El will be joined by Ted and Linda Schroeder of Empower MO and Edna Hardin of MO CURE to discuss what they heard from Anne Precythe the new Director of MODOC. They will talk about the positive things they heard and how they felt their concerns were or were not addressed.
Michael Liiamatta New Director of Footprints
Founded in 2001, Footprints, works with the community to recognize, embrace, and assist homeless veterans and people afflicted with substance use disorders. We are trusted servants ushering those who seek a new life onto the road to recovery. Heroes Home Gate, our short-term residence for homeless veterans, is part of the Homeless Veterans Health Care Initiative of the United States Veterans Administration. Our recovery community center on Troost Avenue offers fellowship, support groups, counseling and classes to assist those seeking long-term recovery.
Host Allie Bush will talk with Michael Liiamatta the new Dictor of Footprints Inc about the programs they offer to Veterans and those with substance abuse issues as well as his plans moving forward.
Website – http://www.kcfootprints.org/
Troost Outreach Center, 4501 Troost Avenue, Kansas City MO 64110 Phone: (816) 561-0567
Heroes Home Gate, 2015 E 35th Street, Kansas City MO 64109 Phone: (816) 863-8224
The Calendar for July 17th
The Kansas City Public Library and the League of Women Voters will host an informational session to discuss the new voter identification law in Missouri. The topics to be covered will include what kind of ID will be accepted at the polls, how to get an ID if you don’t have one and how to vote absentee or a provisional ballot. This session will be held Tuesday July 18th at 6:30 PM at the Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St, KCMO.
Applications for Camp Choice are being accepted until August 11th for youth 12 to 14 years of age. Camp Choice provides youth with life enrichment experiences to help them make conscious choices that benefit their present and future spiritual, physical, educational and social well being. To apply for this September 8th-10th retreat, get information on cost and financial assistance Contact Janay Reliford-Davis at 816-560-0977 or by email at [email protected] or check out their website campchoicekc.com
Corey’s Network and the Chuck E Cheese at 18701 E. 39th st,Independence Mo are once again teaming up to help victims of murder. On Friday July 21st from 3-9pm 15% of all purchases at the register including food, merchandise, and token deals will go to a reward fund for anyone having information about who murdered two young boys, Montell Ross and Jayden Ugwah. You are invited to help out this good cause and enjoy food, fun and games. If you have information call the tips hotline at 816-474-TIPS, that’s 474-8477.