A Journey of Healing Gala

A Journey of Healing Gala

Substance Abuse & Trauma Care Fundraiser
Sunday August 25, 2024
Our gala is a formal celebration that offers our 200+ guests an evening of dinner and entertainment. It is an opportunity for us to come together to support the fight to end substance abuse and mental health trauma.

Substance Abuse & Trauma Care Fundraiser
Featuring Tim Cunningham and The Band & Featuring Violinist Bell Darris 
FORMAL ATTIRE

Polish Heritage Center
1413 N. 20th St.
St. Louis, MO 63106

Why should you attend?

The Facts & Percentages
It has been found that treatment reduces drug use by 40% to 60%, which is comparable to success rates of treatments for other chronic diseases, such as asthma and hypertension.*
In an independent evaluation of the IDHS/DASA treatment system, the following was found:
• Individuals reporting use of alcohol decreased from 59% at admission to 30% six months post­treatment; marijuana from 30% to 6%; cocaine from 37% to 6%; and heroin from 24% to 6%.**
• The percentage of individuals receiving wages for work increased significantly: 44% received wages at admission versus 57% who received wages six months after treatment.**
• The number of individuals reporting income received from illegal activities decreased from 16%at treatment admission to only 2% six months after treatment, an 88% decrease.**
• Alcohol and other drug treatment are cost­effective. Each $1 invested in treatment equals $4 to $ 7 in savings on crime and criminal justice costs alone.***

Our Founders

DR. EBONI JANUARY

She was a child of a mother that battled with alcoholism her whole life. Dr. January has first-hand seen the effects & worked tirelessly to rehabilitate her mother to the quality of life she deserved.

REGINALD SMITH

Growing up during and participating in the crack epidemic of the ’80s & ’90s, Mr. Smith knows first-hand the effects that substance abuse can have on families. From prosecution and persecution of the youth to broken families, it’s time for change to happen within.

VIP TABLES INCLUDE:
Admission for 10
Open Bar Cocktail Hour 5pm-6pm
Up Front Table
Gift Bags
Acknowledgement at Event