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The Washington Recovery Alliance is partnering with Facing Addiction with National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to support communities across Washington to organize around and advocate for mental health and addiction recovery in their regions and statewide.

To this end. Facing Addiction will be offering a Community Organizer training targeted to King and Pierce Counties (though all are welcome!) which will cover the who, what, why and how of community organizing and will walk participants through a community needs assessment to determine community goals. Facing Addiction will then help each community craft strategies and tactics to achieve their goals. The WRA will provide ongoing technical assistance as well.

The project will officially launch with a training on Saturday, January 12th, 2019- anyone interested in the project and in learning about community organizing is welcome to attend. Lunch, snacks and coffee will be provided!

The training will cover:

Background on Facing Addiction with NCADD
Information on the Communities Project/Elevate Recovery Advocacy
Community Organizing- Goal Development
Community Organizing- Strategies & Tactics
Information on the Project Moving Forward

Who: Anyone with a passion for mental health and addiction recovery is welcome! The community organizing skills have universal application to whatever your passions may be.

Where: Phoenix Rising Cafe, 915 26th St.NE, Auburn, WA 98002

When: Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11am-3pm

Why: To receive training in community organizing and to further organize King & Pierce Counties to fight for better public policy and public understanding around mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery!