PreventEd is honored to present the 2022 Helen B. Madden Award to Cameo Jones in appreciation of an exceptional career devoted to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Cameo Jones is a passionate wife, mother of four, sister, aunt, daughter, coach, and entrepreneur living in the St. Louis area. She was born and raised in Missouri and graduated with a degree in paralegal studies from William Woods University in Fulton and a Master’s in Counseling at Missouri Baptist University.
Born with a love of basketball, she played competitively from elementary into college. As the Assistant Coach at Whitfield School in St. Louis, she helped lead them to four Championship Tournaments bringing home the number one seat in 2021.
After losing several loved ones and friends to substance use disorder, she had a vision that called upon her heart to make a change in the world and wanted to start in the community in which she lives. In 2018 she, along with her husband started LIV Recovery Sober Living. LIV is a recovery program with homes throughout the city that provide 24-hour staff/care that encourages and supports sober living to men and women living through sobriety. Its goal is to provide resources and guidance on being a productive member of society while remaining safe and sober.
Outside of her education and career, the hat she is most proud to wear is wife and mom. She has been married to her husband, Derrick, for six years and they have two children, ages 6 and 2, and she is also blessed to be a bonus mom to two beautiful girls 15 and 18. Of all the roles she plays this is her most important and she feels blessed beyond measure for the life that God has chosen for her.