-    COPS


COPS was founded by Pastor Earl Abel and Dr Tracy Blaylock in 2001, through a ComBat pilot program that brought spirituality into substance use.

In 2005 Dr Loretta Petty became Clinical Director.

These three people are heroes of the COPS program for their dedication and sacrifice to incorporate spirituality into treatment for alcohol and other drugs.

Spirituality is the foundation of the program. 

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  • Respond to our members’ inquiries in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with other health, housing,treatment and judicial systems. We act as advocates for those in need
  • Promote general wellness and stability for all individuals and their families 
  • ​Making Kansas City a safe place to live and grow


Our Background

  • Certified outpatient/supported recovery treatment by the State of Missouri. 
  • Certified substance abuse counselors
  • Certified Peer Support Workers

—A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.                                                                                                       SAMHSA 2011.


A Distinct Stage Of Development

As we go through any process in life we go throuch phases. Substance recovery is no different. It is a healing process: being restored to a former or better state. 

After the dependence, which can be physical or psychological, is behind us we must begin to put our life back together positively. Spirtituality is a major part of the recovery process. 

A healthy and balanced body, mind and spirit is being well.

​COPS goal is to assist the indiviual in their recovery process that help them in becoming a productive member in their community.



What We Believe

The  members of the coalition come from all walks of life.

"We welcome you to join our efforts to serve people who are suffering from many human frailties including Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in Kansas City and surrounding areas."  

​Location:  Salvation Army (ARC)

1351 East 10th Street Kansas City, MO 64106
Meeting Time:  10:00am -  Noon 
Meeting Day: 1st  Thursday of each Month (unless otherwise announced)