Breakthrough Breakfast

BreakfastMark your calendars for the next Breakthrough Breakfast that will be held on Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 a.m.  The Breakfast will be held in the Redhawk Room located on the 4th floor of the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University (388 Henderson Street, Cape Girardeau).  Please print this parking pass and place it on your dash if you plan to park on campus that morning. The Breakthrough Breakfast series is an educational series organized by EPIC’s Advocacy Committee and designed to educate service providers and others in the community on a variety of topics that have the potential to impact youth substance abuse.

We are continuing our series on Societal Influences on Youth Substance Abuse. Our second discussion in the series will focus on, Empathy: Suspending Judgement in Our Understanding of the Incarcerated Parent.  Our speaker will be Mrs.Jane Pfefferkorn, B.S., CCJP, MRSS, MATS, CRPR, Executive Director of Mission Missouri in Sikeston, Missouri.  Mrs. Jane Pfefferkorn will share her extensive knowledge and work in the area of recovery.

All are welcome to attend, but we ask that you RSVP by no later than Tuesday, February 14th so we can get an accurate head count for breakfast.  You may RSVP by replying to this email or calling 573-587-1921.  All are also encouraged to stay for EPIC’s regularly scheduled coalition meeting that will take place immediately following the breakfast event. Click here to see the minutes from our last meeting. Thank you to the Office of Addictions and the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University for serving as the sponsor for this event!

We hope to see you there!

Speaker Bio
Jane Frances Pfefferkorn, B.S., CCJP, MRSS, MATS, CRPR
Jane has spent the past 20 years creating and building a faith-based recovery network in Southeast Missouri.  As one of the original founders of a community reconciliation event in Sikeston, Missouri, in 1996, Mrs. Pfefferkorn became the full-time volunteer executive director when the group formed Mission Missouri in 1998 and opened a soup kitchen.  Since that time the Mission has developed into a comprehensive agency that has provided job readiness, summer camps, the daily soup kitchen, a faith mentoring program, as well as community development.  Mrs. Pfefferkorn created a substance use disorders recovery program called Crossing Addiction Freedom Program that was funded by Missouri Foundation for Health in 2003 for $1.5 million to provide services to nine counties in Southeast Missouri.  This collaboration incorporated several network partners, brought education and awareness to 2,500 individuals in its three years of funding and provided a transitional housing component called House of Liberty Life Change Station which continues to provide transitional recovery housing for up to 20 men coming from prison or treatment.  In 2005 Mission Missouri was credentialed by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health as a Recovery Support Services Provider and Access Site for the Access to Recovery Federal SAMHSA program. The agency is also certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, to provide outpatient counseling for substance use disorders. Mission Missouri serves agencies such as Treatment Court, Probation and Parole, Family Services, and Department of Corrections. In 2014 Mrs. Pfefferkorn was one of the core leaders in the development of the Hope Partnership in Southeast Missouri which provides pre and post release re-entry programming through their Hope Road to Recovery at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, MO.  She serves on the Missouri Credentialing Board and the Missouri Recovery Network. She currently serves on the board as Secretary of the newly launched Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers.

Joining together in a common effort to build a healthy and safe community, reducing the risks of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs while promoting the healthy attitudes and behaviors of youth in Southeast Missouri.