EPIC Pals Update Fall 2014

EPIC is currently implementing our third session of EPIC Pals.  The first two sessions were completed at the Division of Youth Services ECHO Community Resource Center.  For the third session, we have moved to the Division of Youth Services Girardot Center.   We are currently working with six youth participants who have been paired with shelter dogs.  This group will be graduating on November 9th and we plan to start another group at the Girardot Center in mid-November.   Please like us on facebook at Facebook.com/epicprevention for lots of pictures and updates about Pals.

We would like to thank the following people, businesses and organizations for helping with Pals so far:

Bollinger County Stray Project

Busch Pet Products

Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Office

Division of Youth Services: ECHO Community Resource Center & Girardot Center

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

Mississippi Mutts

Missouri Foundation for Health

Safe harbor Animal Sanctuary


Foster Families:

Chasity Ratliff

Marcia Warren

Sonney Warren

Angela Vaughn

Pat McMennamin

Jacob and Drea Zimmerman

Lynn and Drew Shipman

John Gary

Sarah and Richard Landers

Nikki Wolfe

Dr.  Colleen Retz

Robyn and Dustin Snodgrass

Lori Vines

Deneke Murphy

Jessica and Ben Belanger

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.