Community Support Programs

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Franklin County has one of the highest rates of opioid overdose death per population in the state of Missouri.  Our agency was identified as a key consortium member charged with developing an effective plan to address this crisis.  With leadership from the PreventEd, the consortium received funding provided by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to determine where gaps in resources exist in rural areas of Franklin County.

The program has resulted in the creation of a Certified Peer Specialist team, made up of people who have been successful in the recovery process.  They help others experiencing similar situations by providing the understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment that is so critical to helping people stay engaged in recovery.

To learn more about the CPS program in Franklin County,  contact Terisha Friedmann, CPS Supervisor, at, or call 314-246-9788.