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We have come to the final post with our Women of Saint Jude Retreats in honor of Women’s History Month of March 2015. We hope you have enjoyed getting a glimpse into the motivations and inspirations of each of our top 3 female employees that have worked for our company the longest. Here is our final featured Saint Jude Retreats employee, our Executive Director, Michelle Dunbar : CONTINUE READING

  • The Saint Jude Program taught me how to be more caring and to help others

    Here is the second of our March 2015 posts on the Women of Saint Jude Retreats in honor of Women’s History Month. Our employees are as diverse and special as our various retreats but they all hold one thing dear: the Saint Jude Retreats Program. CONTINUE READING

  • The Saint Jude Program is changing people’s lives every day

    In honor of March as Women’s History Month, here is the first of three posts this month on the Women of Saint Jude Retreats. Women make history each and every day in large and small ways as they pioneer new directions, care for their families and communities, and keep the world spinning.

    We have chosen just three of the many dedicated Saint Jude Retreats employees who have worked the longest for the company and show compassion and strength every day. Choosing just three employees was difficult as any one of our employees brings such unique and essential qualities to their position and to the organization as a whole. Here is one of the Women of Saint Jude Retreats to get to know:

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  • How My 9 Year-old Girl Changed Our Drug And Alcohol Program Forever

    My name is Mark Scheeren, and I am the Chairman of the St. Jude Retreats, a non-12 Step residential program for drug and alcohol use. I have three children: 2 boys and a girl. My daughter’s name is Gabi, and she is all gold to me; a wonderful, smart, beautiful, and interesting young lady. Anyone with a young daughter understands the value and color they bring to a father’s (and mother’s) world. Not that my boys do not, but the experience with a daughter is just different. As her dad, I have always felt a natural protective instinct and emotional connection with her.

    So what does this have to do with St Jude’s?

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  • Dr. Carl Hart and the truth about addictions

    Michelle Dunbar, host of The Saint Jude Retreats Blog Talk Radio Show, interviews Dr. Carl Hart and the truth about addictions is discussed. Dr. Hart is a well known researcher in addiction studies. Dr. Hart wrote High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You K  now About Drugs and Society. His research tested and disproved many myths of drug use and addiction. His new book, Addictions, will look deeper at drug and addiction myths, their effects on society and individuals. Addictions will be available in the fall of 2015. CONTINUE READING

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