Recovery Townhall: Covid-19 and the recovery community

In the spirit of community collaboration and learning, the Wisconsin Recovery Advocacy Project in partnership with Wisconsin Voices for Recovery will be hosting a virtual town hall for the recovery community, families, allies, and policymakers on Tuesday, June 23rd from 6:00-7:30pm CST. The purpose of the town hall will be to discuss the COVID-19 response, supporting those in and seeking recovery, and the impact of this pandemic on the demand for these needed services and supports. The town hall is also an opportunity for citizens of Wisconsin to learn more and provide input on the community funding needs to combat the state’s addiction and mental health crisis.

The Panel will consist of WI State law makers including Rep John Nygren, Rep Melissa Sargent and Sen Janet Bewley along with several state advocates and people in long term recovery.

“The current COVID-19 health crisis in Wisconsin has presented a wide-range of challenges to people in and those seeking recovery from addiction and mental health disorders. As a resilient community, we have come together to focus on solutions and how we will get through this trying time together” said event coordinator and WI Recovery Advocacy state leader Skye Boughman People in recovery, family members, employers, state and local representatives and those seeking recovery are all encouraged to join the zoom meeting by registering here:

Confirmed panelists: WI Representative John Nygren, WI Senator Janet Bewley, WI Representative Melissa Sargent, Charlie Daniel (African American Opioid Coalition), Skye Boughman (Stop Heroin NOW), Jessica Geshke (WI Voices for Recovery), Sharon Murrillo (Serve U RX), Dennis Radloff (Harm Reduction Coordinator), Fred Garcia (Waukesha DHHS Supervisor), Monte Ball (WI Voices for Recovery), Michelle Devine Giese (Apricity)

This program is being put together in part by Wisconsin Recovers – Recovery Advocacy Project and Wisconsin Voices for Recovery