By Joe Bachman
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — On Nov. 30, many around the community gathered to discuss the hard topic of dealing with those affected by substance abuse, mental illness and incarceration. This discussion went so well, that it has been brought back by high community demand.
On Jan. 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Reentry Associates will host their second “Community Soup” Conversation at McMillan Library, 490 E. Grand Ave., inside the All Purpose Room. This meeting is open to the public, and all stakeholders, policy makers, families and friends, and any affected by substance abuse are welcome to attend and participate.
“We are committed to a shared responsibility, inclusive solutions and a mutual understanding to strategically align resources to implement smart initiatives and address the issues,” said Reentry Associates founder Mishelle O’Shasky. “Community members and policy makers have this opportunity to educate and bring awareness to the struggle and barriers individuals face while seeking their recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse.”
According to the Reentry Associates, common sense, evidence driven approaches to become effective and preventive in reduction of unnecessary hospitalizations, incarceration and mortality rates will save taxpayers valuable resources that are already strained.
“The current reality is, the levy is broken.”
To reserve your spot at the table, visit reentryassociates.com. For additional info, call 715-600-1288, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.