Submitted by Safe Streets Campaign.
On November 13, community members from across Tacoma and Pierce County will gather in the Mt. Tahoma High School auditorium in Tacoma to learn more about the opioid crisis. Doors open at 5:30 pm and light refreshments will be served. The event program begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 7:30 pm.
The goals of the Opioid Town Hall are to provide:
- Time for community members to ask questions to subject matter experts in a one on one format
- Information about opioid use and addiction
- Information on how to assist someone addicted to opioids
Wanda Rochelle, Safe Streets Operations Director, is looking forward to community members coming together to learn more about the opioid crisis and to dismantle the stigma around use.
The event is brought to the community as a result of the shared effort of Safe Streets, The PREVENT! Tacoma’s Drug Free Community Coalition, The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, The Pierce County Recovery Coalition, Not One More and MultiCare Health System.
“I highly encourage anyone affected by opioid use, or those just wanting to deepen their understanding, to join us on November 13th,” she says.
The event will feature a panel discussion of the opioid crisis. Panelists will be available for one on one discussions with attendees after the question and answer portion of the event.
- Paul LaKosky, PhD., Executive Director, Dave Purchase Project
- Dr. Mark Murphy, Addiction Specialist, MultiCare Health System
- Alisa Solberg, Opioid Treatment Services Program Manager, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- Parents of overdose victims and individuals in recovery
Visit www.safest.org/opioid-town-hall to learn more.
About the Safe Streets Campaign
Safe Streets is a locally founded nonprofit grassroots organization that unites and inspire neighbors, youth, and businesses so they can build safe, healthy, and thriving communities throughout Pierce County. For more information about their neighborhood and youth empowerment programs, visit safest.org/.Print This Post