The Hope Council receives grant for conference

The Hope Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Inc. received a $5,000 grant from the John J. and Ruth F. Kloss Charitable Trust in order to continue holding the annual Help & Hope for the Future: Serving Those with Substance Use Disorders Conference. This year’s conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at UW-Parkside’s Student Center.

The John J. and Ruth F. Kloss Charitable Trust is a private non-operating foundation that supports non-profits that address critical community needs. The Hope Council is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1969 in Kenosha County; the mission of the agency is to reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug abuse in our community by providing education, prevention, intervention and referral services. This year’s conference, the fourth annual, will bring back Michael McGowan as the keynote speaker, who will address good assessment practices. This conference is appropriate for professionals in all of the helping occupations. “We are so grateful to the John J. and Ruth F. Kloss Charitable Trust for their financial support as well as for their faith in our work,” said Guida Brown, Executive Director. “We appreciate their efforts in facilitating community involvement with organizations such as the Hope Council.”

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