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 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Lac du Flambeau Wellness Center, Senior Citizen Room (next to Peter Christensen Health Clinic), 125 Old Abe Road., Lac du Flambeau.

The HOPE Consortium, formed in 2015, is a partnership of organizations in northern Wisconsin that came together 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 the use of evidence-based practices and a regional recovery oriented system of care. Those served include men, women, and affected family members, with priority for women of childbearing age, who live in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Price or Iron counties, or Forest County Potawatomi, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa or Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Nations. Family Health Center of Marshfield serves as the grantee and provides staff support to the HOPE Consortium.

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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