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A community-based program, Washtenaw FAN seeks to change and save lives by empowering individuals and communities through education, prevention, and support.  By partnering with area treatment and public safety professionals, the legal community, schools, and other help organizations, we are facilitating change in the way Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is viewed and treated in Washtenaw County and beyond.


I’m Still a Person: The Stigma of Substance Use & the Power of Respect
by Dr. Audrey Begun (MSW, PH.D.), is an interactive workbook created to help give people the knowledge required to address substance use-related stigma within themselves, their families, and their communities. This book examines the importance of the language we use when talking about substance use disorder and offers activities that will help spark changes in the way people think about the disease. It will also inspire us to be agents of change in environments where individuals and families may experience stigma.


Washtenaw Family Forums


Ypsilanti Freighthouse
100 Market Pl.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Sep 12, 7:00 PM
Hybrid Event: In-Person and Virtual Forum
Join us as the Tall Cop provides tools, resources and training on drug culture trends

 Standing at 6’9,” Jermaine Galloway — known as the Tall Cop — can look intimidating. But, in fact, the former police officer is a devoted, passionate man who cares about youth and communities. Now, the Tall Cop is bringing that passion to our community as he gets ready to virtually present his Tall Cop Says Stop™ message about teen/young adult drug use at our September Family Forum (adults only, please). 

 The September Forum will be our first hybrid meeting. 

Washtenaw County is currently at a “high” COVID-19 community level (as of 8/5/22). To prevent community spread, people with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should attend virtually rather than in person. 
If you choose to attend in person, know that WFAN follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. We recommend that everyone wear a multilayer surgical, KN95, or N95 mask rather than a cloth mask. 
If you choose to attend virtually, the link to the left will take you to WFAN’s Zoom registration page where you can register to receive a link to stream the forum. 

All registrations will be handled through Zoom.  You will be asked whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom.

Virtual Art Exhibit

Bringing Awareness to the Stigma of Addiction
and the Power of Hope Through Art


This virtual art exhibit will feature the artists who participated in
We Can Be Heroes event & an additional 25 local artists.
It will remain live for one year


Call for Art

Beginning Memorial Day, May 30th, 2022, local artists in recovery,
as well as family/friends impacted by substance use disorder stigma,
are encouraged to submit up to 2 pieces of their strongest artwork.


The virtual call for art will remain open until August 31, 2022
(Overdose Awareness Day) or until all 25 spaces have been filled.

Learn more here:


Up to 2 pieces of art per artist only.

This is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work.
Compensation will not be provided.


Recovery Programs

The following resources are available to support individuals and their families on the road to recovery. If you are in need of financial, transportation, or other assistance, please consider applying for one of our assistance programs or participating in one of our recovery programs.




Free, interactive, online sessions for those affected by addiction with trained and certified Peer Recovery Coaches and Family Recovery Coaches to help you navigate the challenges you may be facing.