Addiction, Hope & Recovery

Addiction, Hope & Recovery

It’s difficult to find hope, as families we know are battered by the opioid overdose epidemic facing our community. Come to this town hall meeting to learn about work underway to address the problem, and opportunities to be part of the solution.

Please Join Us - All are Welcome!


When: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Madison Central Library, Room 301/302; 201 W Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703




4:00 p.m. Straightforward on Addiction documentary and free popcorn!
5:00 p.m. Welcome

  • Mayor Paul Soglin, City of Madison
  • Samba Baldeh, President, Madison Common Council
  • Chief Steven Davis, Madison Fire Department
  • Chief Mike Koval, Madison Police Department
  • Janel Heinrich, Public Health Madison and Dane County
  • Dean Loumos, Executive Director, Housing Initiatives

5:30 p.m. Overcoming Stigma for a Safer Community

  • Skye Tikkanen, Safe Communities

5:50 p.m. A Parent’s Point of View

  • Mary Rauwolf, Parent Addiction Network

6:10 p.m. Coming together: how we can each be part of the solution

  • Skye Tikkanen
  • MARI (Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative)
  • African American Opioid Coalition (AAOC)
  • Parent Addiction Network
  • Pride in Prevention COalition
  • Prevention strategies for youth
  • Safe Disposal through MedDrop, and Lockup Meds (free lock boxes available!)

7:00 – 7:30p.m. Q & A

  • Pick up lock boxes and materials
  • Adjourn

Sustaining Partners - LIFESAVER

American Family Insurance
Dane County
City of Madison

Sustaining Partners - HERO

Fire Fighters Local 311
Rich and Amy Steffen
UW Health-UnityPoint Health-Meriter

Sustaining Partner - FIRST RESPONDER

SSM Health
AAA Wisconsin
Madison Gas and Electric