At United We CAN (Change Addiction Now) we believe in working together to educate our communities and drive change and support the following partners:
Appleton Housing Authority
CJ Lomas Recovery Foundation
Fox Valley Recovery Community
Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition
2013 WI Health and Human Services Facts
843 people died from overdoses in 2013 (WI)
45% Opiod Pain Relievers: Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Methadone; 27% Heroin
With over 6950 Narcan saves, this is approximately
1 overdose every hour...every day...all year
CHANGE ADDICTION NOW
1. Click and donate now using your credit card
2. Mail a tax deductible check written to NHI
(This is our fiscal sponsor; indicate WI CAN in the Memo section)
Neighborhood Housing Inc.
925 W Northland Ave
Appleton, WI 54914
3. Register with United Community
Over 170 Wisconsin businesses including Festival Foods, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, Applebee’s, Papa Murphy’s, and Express Convenience Centers offer cash back to our organization when you make a purchase with your existing credit card or debit card. The program is free … you just need to register!
*Note: Site is securely administered by Visa and MasterCard
WI United We CAN provides educational opportunities for families, organizations, businesses, and schools about addiction and its impacts on our families and communities.
Contact us at:
Wisconsin President/Executive Director
Certified Recovery Coach
Kris is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and has worked in the medical field for over 20 years, most recently as the Clinical Staff Educator for the Sleep Lab at a local hospital. She is also an Independent Team Beachbody Coach and enjoys helping others attain their health goals with an emphasis on helping families touched by addiction. Kris uses her direct patient care background to assist in reaching out to families in need. Also the mother of an addict in recovery, Kris has left the medical field to pursue her passion...providing more education, resources, and awareness to communities in light of the rising drug epidemic.
Your tax deductible donations allow us to:
WHO WE ARE
Wisconsin United We C.A.N. is a non-profit organization for anyone whose life has been affected by substance use and/or addiction. We recognize that this disease impacts not only those with the addiction, but also their friends and family. We believe that providing support, education and the opportunity to make a difference helps them move forward through their own recovery. Wisconsin CAN knows that helping families, helps communities and our society address the issues related to addiction. We know that recovery IS possible and welcome all who want to work with us to make a difference!
Appleton Housing Authority's non-profit Neighborhood Housing, Inc (NHI) provides fiscal sponsorship for Wisconsin United We C.A.N. allowing us operate as a 501c3 and provide tax deductions for our donors. Donations designated for Wisconsin United We C.A.N. go to NHI, who processes them on our behalf under IRS non-profit guidelines. The Appleton Housing Authority's mission is fighting poverty and inspiring self-sufficiency which is key to long-term recovery. Wisconsin United We C.A.N. appreciates the opportunity to work with this wonderful organization in support of families in our communities. Click here to learn more about what their organization offers: Appleton Housing Authority
Change Addiction Now
WI CAN IN THE NEWS!
Winnebago County Heroin Task Force Discusses First Year
Helping Hands: Battling Heroin Addiction
Changing the Conversation About Heroin
Fox Valley Aims to Prevent Substance Abuse
Coalition to Tackle Substance Abuse
Fighting the Demon of Addiction
Raising Awareness of Good Samaritan Law
500 Plus Take Part in Brown County's Heroin Summit
Hundreds Discuss Heroin at Lambeau Field
Drug Summit at Lambeau Field
Fox Valley Moms Fight Heroin, Form National Support Group for Families
Nygren Fights to Spread Hope Agenda Message
Heroin Fighting Group Spreads News of Good Samaritan Law
Upcoming Forums Offer Recovery Education
DarJune Cafe Offers Support to Recovery Addicts
Taking on Drugs in the Fox Cities
Julie Williams, Director of Online Support
Wendy Steward, Director of Grief Support
Jessica Geschke, Sibling Co-leader and AODA Support Advisor
Nadine Machkovech, Sibling Co-leader
Katie Liaromatis, Sibling Co-leader
Tricia Zellner, Family Grief Support Co-Coordinator
Brenda Tratar, Beaver Dam CAN Coordinator
Becky Lee, Marshfield CAN Coordinator
Martine Tate, Milwaukee Area CAN Coordinator
Kris Murphy, Fox Valley CAN Coordinator
Paula Jolly, Green Bay CAN Coordinator
Sharon Huisman, Portage/Columbia Cty CAN Coordinator
Your Household Head Shop (PDF)
GUIDES AND REPORTS
NIDA Preventing Drug Use (PDF)
Lori Cross Schotten
Founder Wisconsin C.A.N.
Co-Founder Change Addiction Now United We C.A.N.
Certified Recovery Coach
Lori, one of the co-founders of the national organization and founder of Wisconsin CAN, has a degree in Training and Development and over 20 years of adult education development and delivery. She has also led organizational change efforts and is a Certified Scrum Master in Agile project management. Lori uses her work and life experience as the parent of a child with an addiction to educate other families on addiction and recovery issues. She is an advisory board member for WI Voices for Recovery, on several area task forces,and the Advisory Board Chairman for the national organization. Lori believes that sharing her son's story with prescription opiates may help other families understand the dangers of legal drugs.
Click to join one of our private, online groups for support!
2nd and 4th Mondays
6:00 - 7:30 PM @ St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 1506 S Onieda St, Appleton (Main Entrance, Upstairs, Fowler Conference Room 2)
Fox Valley-Red Balloon (Parent Grief Group)
7:00 - 8:00 PM @ Solutions, 621 Evans St, Oshkosh
7:00 - 8:00 PM @ Mooring House, 607 W 7th St, Appleton
Fox Valley-WI Grieving Loved Ones United(Anyone in Grief)
7:00 - 8:30PM @ Mooring House, 607 W 7th St, Appleton
Dodge Co-Beaver Dam
2nd and 4th Thursdays
6:30 - 8:00 PM @ Masonic Center, 1212 DeClark, Beaver Dam
6:30 - 7:30 PM @ DarJune Recovery Cafe, 1301 S Broadway, Green Bay
7:00 - 8:00 PM @ Marshfield High School (Rm 78, Door 8), 1401 E Becker Rd, Marshfield
6:00 - 7:30 PM @ Shorewood Library, 3920 N Murray Ave, Shorewood
6:30-8:00 PM @ United Methodist Church, 1804 New Pinery Rd, Portage
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