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CIRCLE OF HEALING DROP-IN CENTER

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    St. Stephens Indian Mission is expanding on its Mission Statement of "growing into a strong community of believers" by creating yet another much needed service to the community, geared to alcohol and drug prevention.  This program is one of the priorities parishioners surfaced a few years ago in a needs assessment as very important to the spiritual health of the people on the Wind River.  The program is not meant to supplant or compete with similar programs.  There will be a networking with other programs and agencies dealing with alcohol and drug prevention.
    Since this is a worthwhile, life-saving endeavor and a brand new venture, we will take baby steps to achieve the program's purpose.
    The focus of Circle of Healing Drop-in Center, as it is called, shall be on the holistic integration of the body, mind and spirit for St. Stephen's Indian Mission staff, parishioners, and others. 
    The Center is located above the present CYO facilities in the building which had housed the bakery, home economics and sewing room in days past.  Further information will be announced as the program develops.
  For more information call Patricia Snook, Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Prevention at St. Stephens Indian Mission at 307-856-8664.
 
Services presently available include drop-in visits for adults, individual counseling between 9 AM and 4 PM Mondays through Wednesdays, and talking circles from 7 PM to 8 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  An on-site sweat lodge is available.
 
    On January 10, 2007, Fr. Ron Seminara, SJ, pastor, blessed the area and one of the Arapaho Old Men, Mr. Leonard Moss, Sr., offered a cedar blessing for the Center.  Patricia Snook was present to answer questions at the open house held after the 8 AM and 10 AM Masses on Sunday, January 14.

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Reverend Ron Seminara, S.J., Blessed the Circle of Healing Drop-In Center and Arapaho Tribal elder, Leonard Moses, Sr., said a prayer and a blessing.

St. Stephens Indian Mission Foundation
P.O.Box 278
St. Stephens, WY 82524