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SAFE Opens Door to Excelsior Springs Residents

Excelsior Springs SAFE members at a recent meeting were (from left, seated) Taylor Lane, Excelsior Springs (ES) Middle School; Mark Bullimore, ES Middle School; Chris Lake, Area Career Center; Laura Bruce, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. (TCMHS); Tom Mayfield, ES School District (ESSD), (middle row) Courtney Cole, ESSD Foundation; Brittanie Propes, ES Community Center; Melissa Miller, ES High School; Christen Everett, ES High School; Kathleen Welton, Clay County Public Health Department; Sharon Powell, ES City Council; Kim Halfhill, KH Consulting; Colby Elliott, Clay County Juvenile Office; Paul White, ES Police Dept., (back row) Marie Mawby, ES Community Center; Nate Williams, ES Parks and Recreation Department; Angela Bright, Lewis Elementary School; Julia Mees, SAFE Program Director; Vicky Ward, TCMHS; Danielle Roethier, Clay County Public Health Department; Jennifer Chappel, Good Samaritan Center; Laura Blevins, First United Methodist Church; John McGovern, former ES Police Chief.

The Excelsior Springs Substance Abuse Free Environments (SAFE) invites interested members of the community to join them at their next meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. April 6 at the Early Childhood Education Center, 113 Line Street, Excelsior Springs 64024.

A membership welcome packet was among the projects that members of SAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environments) addressed during their March 2 meeting. The group continues to reach out to anyone living or working in Excelsior Springs to join them at their monthly luncheon meetings to help plan and implement programs, as well as promote legislation to create a healthy, substance abuse free community.

The Excelsior Springs SAFE coalition was founded in 1993, following an agreement between Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) and Missouri’s Department of Mental Health. Excelsior Springs SAFE is under the umbrella of the Northland Coalition, which is supported by the prevention department of TCMHS.

SAFE membership is composed of volunteers from education, health, social service, faith-based and law enforcement fields, as well as community members at large.

Reservations are requested for the complimentary luncheon meetings. For information or reservations contact Program Director Julia Mees at or (816) 589-6697.

Anyone wanting more information about SAFE can visit them on their newly launched website or on Facebook at

24-Hour Emergency Crisis Line 1-888-279-8188 (TTY or Voice: 1-800-380-3323)

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