Recently, the Department of Mental Health invited LWP to participate in its opioid initiative along with four other grassroots organizations. All of the participating organizations serve majority Black communities in North St. Louis City. The opioid initiative addresses racial inequities in opioid overdose deaths in Black communities.


Our community work has allowed us to develop partnerships with the Crush Coalition, the Baden Community Coalition, Prevent Ed, Queen of Peace, the City of St. Louis Drug Courts, Revitalization of Baden Association (ROBA), the Missouri Institute for Mental Health at UMSL, and Flourish St. Louis.  


Alongside the Crush Coalition, Living With Purpose will co-host the You Are Not Alone (YANA) event at our central office in Baden. The goal of the YANA event is to unify St. Louis City and St. Louis county organizations that work to improve outcomes for people who experience substance use issues. Instead of competing for resources, the YANA event encourages organizations to share resources. Ultimately, individuals who the organizations serve will have access to more resources through this collective effort.





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Let’s Work Together

8005 North Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63147

Tel: (314) 833-4185

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If you or someone you love needs assistance with managing a substance use disorder, please reach out to us at j.lunceford@lwpstl.org or (314) 855-4185. If no one answers, please leave a detailed message with your name, number and the best time to reach you. You can also visit us at our office at:

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Join us for our Sober Outing series. If you are interested in enjoying substance-free fun, reach out to us for information about more upcoming sober events. 

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