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November 24, 2014

St Louis Chapter

MASW St. Louis Chapter invites you to attend our
Free Friday Forum

housing in hands

Barriers to Housing the Un-Housed

Kalila Jackson: Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council
Carleen Reck: Criminal Justice Ministry
Kimberly Lackey: Paraquad
Jeff Ordower: Missourians Organizing for Reform & Empowerment (MORE)

When: Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park
5163 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Just down the road from the entrance to the Planetarium)

The Forum is Free
Lunch Buffet available for $10.00
PLEASE RSVP TO: Christine Woody, 573-690-7662 or christinemasw@hotmail.com


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MASW St. Louis Chapter's 2014 Annual Awards Dinner Wrap-Up

(See pictures of the event at the St. Louis Chapter tab of this website by clicking here)

Over 120 people attended the dinner which was held on May 28th at Il Monastero on St. Louis University's Campus.

Keynote Speaker: Teka Childress, from St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach spoke about the problem of homelessness in the USA. She talked about it is a problem that can be solved. She spoke eloquently about ways we can help.


Organization: St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach
Community Service: Karen Wallensak, Catholic Charities Community Services
The Mickey Rosen Community Advocate Award: Martin Rafanan
Legislative Advocacy: Missouri Medicaid Coalition
Media: Nancy Cambria, St. Louis Post Dispatch
Lifetime Achievement: Jamala Rogers




















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MASW St. Louis Chapter thanks everyone who attended our November Free Friday Forum



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Did you miss the MASW's St. Louis Chapter's free forum on Homelessness in September?

Here is a link to the recording of the MASW St. Louis Chapter forum: Homelessness in the Metro Area: Current Practices and Future Opportunities. Panelists for this forum included: Kimberly Beck: Salvation Army, Karen Wallensak: Catholic Charities, Tina Busch: Winter Outreach and Chris Rice: New Life Evangelistic Center. Thanks to Chris Rice for recording the forum and sharing the link with us.

Homelessness in the Metro Area
Current Practices and Future Opportunities

Karen Wallensak, Housing Resource Center
Chris Rice, New Life Evangelistic Center
Tina Busch, Winter Outreach Team
Kimberly Beck, Salvation Army

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Pictures from our August forum

Medicaid Expansion Update on August 9th.  It was a training on how to testify at the Medicaid Expansion Hearing. The Speakers were Margaret Donnelly, former head of Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services and current professor at St. Louis University School of Law  and Michelle Trupiano, director of the Missouri Medicaid Coalition.
We had over 100 people in attendance!







Eastern Chapters Coordinator, Christine Woody


Officers: (Terms expire June 2015)

Chairperson: …………………… Sabrina Tyuse

Vice Chairperson: ……………… Faye Abram

Secretary: …………………….…. Ruth Ehresman

Treasurer: ……………………… Rich Hennicke

Past President: ………………… Michael Klein

Members-at-Large:  (Term expires June 2015)                                                       

Gary Busiek                                                                

Patrick Dougherty                                                       

William Hutchison                                           

Renee Marver                                                     

Kellie Willis 

Members-at-Large: (Term Expires June 2016)

 Alison Dreith               

Sarah Durbin               

Rebecca Gorley

Mary Ann McGivern     



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