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Only Raindrops Should Fall

Quarry Ridge Retirement Community 2851 Fitchrona Rd, Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Falls among older adults are the #1 cause of injury death in Wisconsin. Falls are not a normal part of aging and can be prevented! Join us to learn about falls prevention strategies and to better understand your own potential risk of falling. Leave with tips and resources to prevent a fall. Lunch provided. Presented […]

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls: Effective strategies for staying safe, healthy and upright

Urban League of Greater Madison 2222 S. Park St., Madison, WI

This event will focus on falls prevention strategies for African American adults 60+. Falls among older adults are the #1 cause of injury death in the state of Wisconsin. Falls are not a normal part of aging and can be prevented. If you have experienced a fall or are fearful of falling, join us for […]

MedDrop Sunday

Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church 4200 Buckeye Rd., Madison, WI, United States

Help prevent prescription painkiller misuse and overdose in Dane County. Join us for MedDrop Sunday hosted by the African American Opioid Coalition (AAOC) for a prescription drug take back event at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, 4200 Buckeye Rd., Madison, on Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We’ll have free […]

Peers in the Park – May 2023

Brittingham Park 829 W Washington Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Struggling with addiction and looking for support? Join Safe Communities peer providers for a FREE cookout picnic and Learn about resources available to you Be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment  Pick up naloxone (Narcan) and fentanyl test strips Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m. May 25 @ Brittingham Park Shelter […]

MedDrop Sunday

Second Baptist Church 4303 Britta Parkway, Madison, WI, United States

Help prevent prescription painkiller misuse and overdose in Dane County. Join us for MedDrop Sunday hosted by the African American Opioid Coalition (AAOC) for a prescription drug take back event at Second Baptist Church, 4303 Britta Parkway, Madison, on Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We’ll have free lock boxes available to […]

Peers in the Park – June 2023

Madison East Shopping Center 2705 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Struggling with addiction and looking for support? Join Safe Communities peer providers for a FREE cookout picnic and Learn about resources available to you Be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment  Pick up naloxone (Narcan) and fentanyl test strips Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m. June 15 @ Madison East Shopping […]

MedDrop Sunday

New Covenant Church of Christ 4245 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, Wisconsin

Help prevent prescription painkiller misuse and overdose in Dane County. Join us for MedDrop Sunday hosted by the African American Opioid Coalition (AAOC) for a prescription drug take back event at New Covenant Church of Christ, 4245 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We’ll have free […]

Peers in the Park – July 2023

Penn Park 2101 Fisher St, Madison, WI, United States

Struggling with addiction and looking for support? Join Safe Communities peer providers for a FREE cookout picnic and Learn about resources available to you Be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment  Pick up naloxone (Narcan) and fentanyl test strips Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m. July 20 @ Penn Park Shelter […]

Peers in the Park – August 2023

Madison East Shopping Center 2705 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Struggling with addiction and looking for support? Join Safe Communities peer providers for a FREE cookout picnic and Learn about resources available to you Be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment  Pick up naloxone (Narcan) and fentanyl test strips Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m. August 17 @ Madison East Shopping […]

International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

James Madison Park Shelter 614 E Gorham St., Madison, WI, United States

Save the Date: August 31, 2023 Safe Communities has historically hosted this event at Olbrich Park, where the flags and signs (representing someone lost to overdose) were displayed a week before and after the event.  This year, Monona Drive is under construction. Therefore, International Overdose Awareness Day 2023 will be held at James Madison Park […]

Peers in the Park – September 2023

James Madison Park Shelter 614 E Gorham St., Madison, WI, United States

Struggling with addiction and looking for support? Join Safe Communities peer providers for a FREE cookout picnic and Learn about resources available to you Be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment  Pick up naloxone (Narcan) and fentanyl test strips Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m. September 21 @ James Madison Park […]

2024 Battle of the Badges

Madison Ice Arena 725 Forward Dr., Madison, WI, United States

Join us on March 16th, 2024 beginning at 2:00 pm at Madison Ice Arena for the annual Battle of the Badges fundraiser! Admission is $5 and free for children 3 and under. Community Skate from 2:15-3:45 pm, Military All-Star Hockey Game at 4:30 pm, Fire vs Police Showcase Hockey Game beginning at 6 pm. Food, […]

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.