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In 2019, the recovery community of Detroit welcomed our Families Against Narcotics chapter after collaboratively leading the state's response to the opioid epidemic, and subsequently discovering how communities outside the inner city were expanding their network of recovery support through the integration of families.


Detroit was number one on the 2018-19 list of Michigan cities with the highest number of drug-related overdose deaths, with fatalities totaling nearly 2,500 people. That's more than the number of people killed by car crashes in the state.


As a result of the collaborative efforts by Detroit’s faith-based leaders, community of recovering people, and the Integrated Health Network in Detroit-Wayne County, FAN Detroit was launched with the vision and intention to continue building communities of recovery within Detroit. 


Through FAN, we’re able to educate the community about the increase in substance dependency among all ages and offer resources for access to treatment and recovery support services. At the same time,  we can provide safe spaces in Detroit for our community members to begin their own recovery process from the impact of addiction.


Our goal is to provide healing to our communities by spreading the message of hope in recovery to our families, friends, and allies. We align with FAN’s overall mission to educate, put a face and voice to recovery, and eliminate the stigma of addiction.


2nd Monday of the Month
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sheffield Center Complex

12000 W. Grand River Ave.

Detroit, MI 48204 

All are welcome to attend
(Children 10 and older please)





President Term Exp. 12/22

Rev. Horace L. Sheffield III is the pastor of Detroit’s New Destiny Christian Fellowship. In addition to his congregational duties and pastoral work, he worked with the local church community to organize The Safe Center, Inc., a faith based non-profit of the church that now serves over 1,000 clients a month. Rev. Sheffield is also the executive director of the Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), where he established and administers their Detroit Cares Alternative High School, an alternative education high school; Project Self-Sufficiency, a program providing GED instruction and job training for youth; and manages all of the other various social and economic programs of the agency. He hosts his own weekly radio show, “On the Line,” every Saturday on AM 910 The Word.



Vice President Term Exp. 12/22

Floyd White is a person in long-term recovery with over 27 years of experience in fighting addiction. Floyd is the CEO of Recovery Community Center Inc., a non-profit peer run, peer driven recovery organization that provides community-based support services and outreach programs for people with addiction. Mr. White is a distribution agent for the Forgotten Harvest and World Medical Relief organizations. He also serves as an executive board member for REAL Michigan, advocating for the rights of individuals seeking and maintaining recovery from substance use disorder.

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Secretary Term Exp. 12/22

Dr. Karla Mitchell, ND, is dedicated to improving health outcomes, informing new clinical practices, and reducing and preventing dependencies, while educating and empowering people to make well-informed health care choices. As the President and CEO of Changing Lives and Staying Sober (C.L.A.S.S.), she leads an integrated behavioral health agency whose mission is to holistically improve the quality of life for those impacted by mental health challenges and/or substance misuse. In addition, Dr. Mitchell is also well-known for her work as a skillful and caring Naturopathic Doctor. She has spent the last 15 years in private practice, where she provides natural and holistic healthcare. Her methods are revered as thorough, conclusive, and effective. A native Detroiter and lifelong resident, Dr. Mitchell enjoys Motor City living together with her husband and their beautiful children.



Treasurer Term Exp. 12/22

Kenyetta Snapp is co-founder of “A Seat at My Sister's Table,” an agency that works to support black women exposed to sexual and societal traumas, including incarceration and molestation. This support is given through advocacy, empowerment, and resources. A career educator and reform specialist, Ms. Snapp currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), and is intricately involved in program development and creating sustainability for DABO’s youth-serving initiatives.  


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Director  Term Exp. 12/22

Cherelle Parks is a certified peer support specialist, providing hope and advocating for at-risk individuals. As a person with lived experience and long-time recovery, Ms. Parks serves as an intake coordinator for one of the largest nonprofit behavioral health organizations in Michigan, aligning individuals with mental health and substance abuse supports and services. Cherelle also co-hosts the “On the Line, with Rev. Horace Sheffield” radio show every Saturday on AM 910 The Word.



Director  Term Exp. 12/22

Jeniffer Hall received her Bachelor of Divinity from the New Destiny School of Ministry in Detroit and is enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry Program. An advocate for and family member in recovery, she has a passion for her ministry of women’s aid. Ms. Hall currently works as the executive assistant for the Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) in Detroit, where she exercises oversight for the physical plant and programming management of the agency’s Sheffield Center. Consequently, she has also developed multiple programs for the agency in the area of alternative education, workforce development, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.



Director Term Exp. 12/22

Esha Price (NP, RN) earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Wayne County Community College District, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in 2011, and a Master of Science in Family Practice Nurse Practitioner in 2019. Ms. Price currently serves as family nurse practitioner with American Internal Medicine, where she provides preventive services such as well-child, adult, and gynecological examinations; leadership and procedure development for campus emergency preparedness and response; effective communication about public health issues. In addition to her clinical duties, Ms. Price provides community-based health awareness and screenings in areas of Detroit that are medically under-served, and also founded a female youth mentoring program (I Can See My Future, Inc.).



Director  Term Exp. 12/22

Candis Najor is an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois (2015) and Michigan (2016). She began her law career practicing in the Eastern District of Michigan, where she handled over 200 consumer bankruptcy cases before joining the City of Detroit in their local prosecution unit. Candis joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in August 2017, and was assigned to the Community Prosecution and Ceasefire Units. Candis became a board member of the Detroit Chapter of FAN in hopes of dispelling the stigma surrounding substance abuse, and also to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.  

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