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CDFY Facilitators

Ruth has worked in the Cole county court system for 18 years. She has seen how drugs and alcohol has impacted our youth in the community by assisting with the Cole County juvenile drug court. She is a member of the Resource Committee  and works as a facilitator  for Baseline, Cope  and team She is passionate about the program and what it means to the community. As a facilitator  for the Cope program a 8th grader once confided in Ruth about her intention to commit suicide Ruth was able to answer some questions and give her hope . Ruth was able to  alert her teacher so she would receive help when she returned to school. This experience is very personal to her because a family member committed suicide a few years ago. Ruth is retired and lives in Loose Creek Mo with her husband Dennis. They have 4 children and eight grandchildren They enjoy following their grandchildren’s sporting events and enjoys fishing and camping at Truman lake. She is a very proud mom of her daughter Andrea Holloway, Executive director of CDFY

Dan Thompson

School Program Coordinator

Dan has been working with CDFY for around 10 years. Dan enjoys working with students and engaging in open and honest communication about their personal attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about drugs and drug use.  He feels that this type of communication, along with sharing his personal life experiences and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle free of Drugs, will help them make a more informed decision not to use drugs. Dan is a retired Military and the owner of Thompson Ventures LLC.  Dan and his wife Debra enjoy living in Osage Beach.


                 Anastasia Billet

I’ve been with CDFY for almost a year, I’m super passionate about educating our youth on substance use awareness and making good choices. I am a recovering addict/alcoholic myself for almost 10 years and believe if I would have had programs like CDFY to help me when I was younger maybe my life would’ve been different. Today I am a successful business owner of a salon in Columbia Missouri, Sunshine Hair Design, and I am very active in the recovery community to help others like myself to become productive members of society and help break the stigma that comes with addiction. I am also a mom to 2 small children whom I am trying to break the cycle for and a wife.

Facilitator Job Description &

Ruth Block

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