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Free self-care class through HOPE Consortium on Aug. 7

July 30, 2019

The HOPE Consortium is offering a free self-care class for people affected by substance use disorder.

“Taking Care of You: Harvesting Your Garden and Cooking on a Budget” will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Lac du Flambeau Wellness Center in the Senior Citizen Room. 

The HOPE Consortium, formed in 2015, is a partnership of organizations in northern Wisconsin that came together in response to grant funding available under Wisconsin HOPE legislation to address growing problems associated with opioid abuse. It was expanded in 2017 to include the provision of care for those affected by methamphetamine use.

This consortium represents a collaborative rural model for substance use disorders treatment and recovery support. Partner agencies pool resources to support use of evidence-based practices and a regional recovery oriented system of care. Those served include men, women, and affected family members, with priority to women of childbearing age, who live in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Price, or Iron counties, or Forest County Forest County Potawatomi, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa or Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Nations. Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., serves as the grantee and provides staff support to the HOPE Consortium.

“The HOPE Consortium invites you to join us for this opportunity as we focus on self-care and learn about gardening, harvesting what you grow, and cooking healthy meals on a budget,” said Danielle Luther, project manager, Family Health Center of Marshfield, a member of the Marshfield Clinic Health System. “If you or a loved one has been affected by a substance use disorder, this class is for you. Learn something new or brush up on skill you already know.”

The event is free. Children and families welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Registration deadline is Aug. 2. For more information, contact Danielle Luther at 715-387-9180.

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