Let's Start - Community Connection

February 23, 2018
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
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Alaris
614 North 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
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Friday, February 23, 2018
8:30AM - 9:30AM
Location:
Alaris, 614 North 11th Street
(metered parking or St. Louis Public Park, north of 711 North 11th building)

Get involved by helping ALA Gateway and Alaris pack lunches for children to eat while they visit their incarcerated female relatives!

For more information or to volunteer, contact Brenda Deertz at bdeertz@polsinelli.com.

Let’s Start is dedicated to helping women transition from prison life to society. Women that were just released from prison struggle with housing, education, employment, dysfunctional families, or addictions.

Let’s Start offers support and programs to these women including:

  • Weekly support groups at Let’s Start and the Clayton jail with follow-up and referrals for housing and employment
  • Monthly parenting sessions
  • A legal clinic that offers free legal advice
  • Prison visitation program so children can visit their moms
  • Individual and group therapy sessions for children
  • Field trips for children to provide respite time for caregivers
  • Monthly group sessions for caregivers
  • Structured activities for children when their moms are at support group
  • Talks in the community about issues that impact their lives
  • “Stories of Hope” – true stories relayed through dramatic presentations
  • Discussions with legislators about policies that affect incarcerated or formerly incarcerated women’s lives and their children’s 

Future Meetings

5th Annual Business Skills Seminar

September 25, 2018
12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

BAMSL, Suite 100
555 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63101
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Join BAMSL's YLD, ALA Gateway and SLU Law for an afternoon of business skills development for lawyers. Manage trust accounts, timekeeping tips, technology in the courtroom and more!

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New Member Orientation

October 03, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Polsinelli, Suite 1000
100 S. Fourth Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
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Join the ALA Board for an informational meeting about all of the Chapter's scholarships, education and networking opportunities.

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John O'Leary: Live Inspired (Law Leader Event)

October 17, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Vue 17 - 17th Floor
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117

ALA Gateway Members invite their Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders to LIVE INSPIRED on Wednesday, October 17th from 12PM-1PM.  John O'Leary's emotional storytellling, unexpected humor and authenticity make him truly inspirational.

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Social Connection: Topgolf St. Louis

October 23, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Topgolf St. Louis
16851 N. Outer 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
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Make plans now to join us for our next social connection at Topgolf on October 23, from 6:00 to 8:00. Whether or not golf is your game, come enjoy good food and delightful beverages while spending time with fellow members and our sponsoring Business Partn

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Community Connection: Mary Rider Home Bunco

November 02, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Mary Rider Home
4316 Olive Street Road
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Community Connection: ALA Members and Business Partners will team up with a resident at Mary Rider Home for a friendly game of Bunco. No Experience Necessary.

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