Committed Caring Faith Communities
Neve Shalom was a constituent supporter of the Committed Caring Faith Communities
(CCFC). Rabbi Goodman was affiliated with the group
since its founding in 1995.
Faith organizations leading the charge to create wholeness
in families and communities.
To empower and support faith organizations in their substance abuse prevention,
treatment, recovery, and related services.
We stand in the gap to empower faith organizations to lead the charge for
wholeness in families and communities by promoting spirituality, creating
awareness, and providing education and training.
- Respect for Religious Diversity
We recognize the importance of working with all faiths. Substance abuse
and related problems affect people of all faiths.
We are spiritual beings. Spirituality is essential to wholeness.
We believe in being good stewards of our commission. We deliver what we
We work together as a team to achieve excellence in all that we do.
- Community Involvement
We assist faith organizations to take the lead in addressing issues that
impact the community.
- Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals and families
We are precious in the sight of our Creator and deserve compassionate care
The faith community will become more knowledgeable about substance abuse,
addiction, and related issues.
Faith communities throughout the country will take the lead in organizing
their communities to address substance abuse and related issues.
Faith communities throughout Missouri will establish ministries/programs
to address substance abuse and related issues.
A broader range of substance abuse pre-treatment, prevention, treatment,
and recovery support services will be offered by the faith community in
CCFC will serve as the data resource center for faith-based organizations
providing services in substance abuse and related issues.
CCFC will have the resources needed to provide educational support as
well as training to faith organizations throughout the state of Missouri
Addiction is not about substances but about
personalities that become attached to substances, about the emptiness
into which a person drinks, into which a person takes drugs, gambles,
lives to excess. It's about emptiness and excess, because a substance
can never fill that kind of emptiness. More is never enough. It's not
about substances, it's about spirit. Such a problem is not cured, it