WHERE WE'VE BEEN

2019 Speaking Engagements & Events

FAN Okemos board member Joe Lowe and the team provided  RCA training to Genesee Fan Directors R.Novak and  C. Pfeiffer    June 3rd- 7th
                
FAN Okemos  board member Joe Lowe  and the team provided  CCAR ethics for Recovery coaches training to MSP Director,     -Paula Wiese  - June 18th         

 

FAN NW Wayne, Andy Hopgood, Manned a table at Senior Summit in Canton, May 15, 2019

 

FAN NW Wayne, Andy Hopgood, Spoke at Opioid Summit in Livonia, May 16, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Andy Hopgood, Interviewed on Channel 7, May 16, 2019  

 
FAN NW Wayne, Andy Hopgood, Interviewed by Detroit Free Press, May 18, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Dara Cockrum, Met with Judge Clifton and Darlene Owens at DWMHA, May 1, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Dara Cockrum, Spoke at Canton High School with Rick McGuffey and Alyssa Miller, Peer Recovery Coaches, May 3, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Dara Cockrum, Attended UMICH/Harvard Opioid Summit, May 10, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Dara Cockrum,    Attended GDACH/DWMHA Summit, May 16, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Lauren Rousseau, Dara Cockrum, Andy Hopgood, Kelly Harding, Samantha Carducci, Jackie McGowan, Alfred Brock,    Attended A Closer Look event in Canton, May 22, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Dare Cockrum,    Spoke at GDACH/DWMHA Summit, May 16, 2019 

       
FAN NW Wayne, Lauren Rousseau, Jackie McGowan,United to Face Addiction Rally, May 17, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Alfred Brock, Manned table and sat on Panel for Representative Stone at Drug Awareness Community Event in Warren, May 16, 2019


FAN NW Wayne, Alfred Brock,Manned table at Blessfest in Taylor, May 17, 2019

2018 Speaking Engagements & Events

FAN Macomb, FAN yearly All-Chapter Conference was held in Midland, MI. Representatives from nearly all chapters were present- April 27th-April 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan, participated in DEA Take Back, Berrien County- April 27th
 

FAN NW Wayne, Attended the three-day All FAN Chapter conference in Midland, Michigan- April 24-26th
 

FAN NW Wayne, Lauren manned a resource table at an Alcohol Awareness Month event hosted by Hegira Behavioral Health- April 25th
 

FAN NW Wayne, Lauren was the featured speaker at a Westland Rotary Club meeting about addiction and Families Against Narcotics- April 25th
 

FAN NW Wayne Manned the FAN resource table at the Hegira Alcohol Awareness Month event at HYPE. Handed out flyers and talked to attendees about FAN- April 25th
 

FAN Macomb, Linda spoke at an event in Monroe regarding a possible FAN Forum- April 25th
 

FAN Macomb, Kelley, and Linda attended the 7th Annual Macomb County Business Awards, where FAN was nominated- April 23rd

FAN Macomb, David spoke to parishioners at Christ United Church of Christ- April 23rd
 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, presented overdose prevention and Narcan distribution at Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County- April 22nd

FAN Macomb, Andrea, and Andrea host information table at Ford Romeo plant- April 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan, held FAN meeting, Berrien County- April 18th

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, Executive Director met with Blue Cross Blue Shield- April 18th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan, facilitated Van Buren FAN Meeting, Van Buren County- April 16th

FAN Macomb, Monthly Fraser Forum and Naloxone training- April 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan, FAN board meeting, Kalamazoo County- April 15th

FAN Macomb, Lisa spoke at Armada United Methodist Church in Romeo- April 14th

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, Executive Director spoke at Montcalm Community Recovery-Building a Stronger Community- April 13th
 

FAN Macomb, Marie conducted Naloxone training at Henry Ford Hospital- April 13th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to Kalamazoo College staff, Kalamazoo County- April 12th

FAN Macomb, David Clayton presented to 8 health classes at Cousino High School- April 11th

FAN Macomb, Dina taught Naloxone training at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine- April 11th
 

FAN Macomb, David Clayton spoke to the Detroit Street Care and MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine- April 11th 
 

FAN Macomb, FAN hosted Healing Through Listening Seminar with David Cooke at Paradox Church- April 11th
 

FAN Macomb, David Clayton presented as Keynote Speaker for the Michigan Center for Rural Health EMS Webinar- April 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided Michigan State Police with overdose prevention and Narcan administration- April 10th

FAN Macomb, John Mattarella conducted Naloxone training for a medical office in Sterling Heights- April 10th

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, Executive Director spoke at the Upper Peninsula (UP) Opioid Summit- April 9th-11th
 

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, Executive Director of the Bloomberg meeting- April 9th
 

FAN NW Wayne, Lauren was featured in the April 8 edition of the Detroit Legal News in its section entitled, “Legal People”. The article discussed her presentation at the March 26 Oakland County Bar Association conference, “Breaking the Cycle: Solutions to End the Opioid Crisis” held at the WMU Cooley Auburn Hills campus- April 8th

FAN Macomb, FAN staff members attended Harbor Oaks Hospital ribbon cutting and open house- April 8th

FAN Macomb, David Clayton presented to 8 health classes at Cousino High School- April 8th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, presented overdose prevention and Narcan distribution at Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County- April 8th

FAN Macomb, David Clayton resented to the community at Fellowship Church before Naloxone Training- April 7th

FAN Macomb, John Mattarella conducted Naloxone training at Fellowship Chapel in Sterling Heights- April 7th
 

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, Executive Director spoke at a breakfast for Detroit are pastors- April 6th
 

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, Executive Director sat on a panel regarding marijuana for All Well Being Services- April 5th

FAN Macomb, Naloxone training session was taught by Tiffany Morelli for members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation- April 5th

FAN Macomb, David Clayton presented to FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force- April 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan, FAN board meeting, Kalamazoo County- April 4th


FAN Southwest Michigan, attended Voice Change Hope meeting, Berrien County- April 4th


FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, presented overdose prevention and Narcan distribution at Sacred Heart, Berrien County- April 4th


FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, Executive Director filmed an informational video for FAN- April 2nd

FAN NW Wayne, Provided a presentation on FAN, opioids, addiction and vaping to an organization of Hispanic Parents at Summit Academy in Romulus, Michigan- April 2019
 

Fan NW Wayne, Manned the FAN resource table at a Health Fair held at the Detroit School of Arts High School- April 2019
 

FAN NW Wayne, Provided a selection of FAN materials and other drug and alcohol materials to the Conley Branch of the Detroit Public Library for their display purposes- April 2019
 

FAN NW Wayne, Distributed information to the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate regarding a successful initiative used in the State of Washington entitled the 'Oxy-Free ER'- April 2019
 

FAN NW Wayne, Distribute FAN fliers for monthly forums at weekly Mental Health Court review hearings (every Wednesday morning) and offer credit for community service to MHC participants who attend- Month-long

FAN NW Wayne, Display FAN fliers for monthly forums, Hope Not Handcuffs and special FAN events for people to take at the court- Month-long

FAN NW Wayne, Visited Uht Funeral Home and dropped off folder containing Grief Support, Family Support, and monthly forum flyers and business cards- Month-long

FAN NW Wayne, visited three Funeral Homes to provide information about FAN- Month-long

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, president, and Lisa have a conference call with Beaumont Hospital to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs program- March 29th

FAN Macomb, monthly Warren Forum held at paradox Church- March 28th

FAN Okemos board members D. Allen, J.Besonen and J. Barron attended the Michigan Association Of  Treatment Court Professionals 2019 conference-Lansing  Mi--Okemos FAN also provided a  vendor table (advisory members from Wellness INX also attended)-March 28th and 29th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to Southwest Michigan College staff, Cass County-March 29th

FAN Macomb, met with Michigan State Police to discuss program partnership with the Hope Not Handcuffs Program- March 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, presented overdose prevention and Narcan distribution Van Buren Co-Occuring group, Van Buren County-March 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to Tri-County Head Start, Cass County-March 27th
 

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, President interviewed for WJR Radio with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel- March 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to Western Michigan University nursing students, Kalamazoo County- March 26th
 

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President attended Fraser Board of Education meeting- March 25th

FAN Macomb, Terri hosted an information table at Chippewa Valley High School Parent Saturday- March 23rd


FAN Macomb, Director Karen Wood attended Hounds, Heroes, and Hope- March 23rd

 

FAN NW Wayne County, Alfred Brock, spoke Henry Ford to consider hosting DEA Exhibit ' Drugs: Costs and Consequences -March 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to Southwest Michigan College staff, Cass County-March 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to Western Michigan University nursing students, Kalamazoo County-March 22nd


FAN NW Wayne County Board Member's, Scott Schadel, Catherine Zeni, Dara Cockrum presented on Hope Not Handcuffs at Wellplace -March 22nd   

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President spoke for the Rotary Club of Sterling Heights- March 21st
 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, presented overdose prevention and Narcan distribution at Sacred Heart, Berrien County-March 21st

FAN Southwest Michigan held FAN meeting, Berrien County-March 21st

FAN Macomb, David spoke to 100 students in a Health class at Stoney Creek High School- March 20th


AN Okemos board member P. Pavona presented at grand rounds at St.Mary Mercy Livonia Mi. -March  20th

FAN Macomb, David attended Chippewa Valley Schools CTE advisory meeting- March 20th

 

FAN NW Wayne County Lauren Rousseau gave a presentation regarding the opioid epidemic and Families Against Narcotics to the City of Wayne Rotary Club-March 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan facilitated Van Buren FAN meeting, Van Buren County-March 19th

FAN Macomb, David spoke to 150 students in a Health class at Chippewa Valley High School- March 19th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan held FAN meeting, Kalamazoo County March 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to Share Center staff, Calhoun County-March 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan FAN board meeting, Kalamazoo County-March 18th

FAN Macomb, David spoke to over 200 students in health class at Stoney Creek High School, March 18th


FAN Macomb, David presented to students and parents at Austin Catholic High School- March 18th


FAN Okemos board member  P. Pavona presented to the youth group at St. Mary church-Williamston Mi. -March 17th

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President spoke to the congregation at First Baptist Church in Birmingham- March 17th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, SWMBH trained law enforcement on overdose prevention and Narcan administration, Kalamazoo County-March 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided overdose prevention and Narcan to the community at the Battle Creek Alano Club, Calhoun County-March 15th

FAN Macomb Lisa and Judge Linda met with Detroit Medical Center to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs- March 14th

FAN Macomb, Margaret hosted an information table at Taste of Clinton Township party  - March 13th


FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona presented to high school students at Michigan Center High School -March 13th

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President, and Kelley attended quarterly all-chapter video conference- March 13th

 

FAN Macomb, David spoke at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine to med students on awareness and set up Narcan training- March 12th


FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona presented to parents at Dewitt High School--Dewitt Mi -March 12th

FAN Macomb, Naloxone training class was held for the Custom Biogenic staff.  Over 40 employees were in attendance- March 12th

FAN Southwest Michigan participated in live radio show, Calhoun County-March 12th


FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona attended the Mason Prescription Task Force in Mason -March 11th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, presented overdose prevention and narcan distribution at Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo  County-March 11th

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President, spoke on REQ panel- March 12thFAN Macomb, Skate for Sobriety fundraising event, featuring Detroit Red Wings Alumni was held at Fraser HockeyLand over 500 people attended the event.  It was a fun-filled family evening. - March 8th

FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona presented to 200 associates of Capitol  Internal Medicine-Lansing -March 8th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, presented overdose prevention and Narcan distribution at Sacred Heart, Berrien County-March 7th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope meeting, Berrien County-March 7th

FAN Southwest Michigan held FAN meeting, Kalamazoo County- March 7th

FAN Macomb, David spoke to 250 students in a Health class at Chippewa Valley High School- March 7th

FAN Macomb, David spoke to 200 students in a Health class at Chippewa Valley 9th grade center- March 6th


FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President, spoke at Blue Cross Blue Shield & Blue Care Network Volunteer Expo- March 6th


FAN Macomb, Katie Donovan, EVP, attended Blue Cross Oakland and Macomb Community Advisory Council- March 6th

 

FAN Macomb, David spoke with counselors and select students at Notre Dame Prep as the follow-up from previous month speech to the entire school and faculty totaling over 900 people- March 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, SWMBH trained Firefighters on overdose prevention and narcan administration, Cass County-March5

FAN Macomb, Laura, and Kim V met with UAW representative to discuss the Naloxone training opportunities- March 4th

FAN Macomb, Katie Donovan, Executive Vice president, presented at FAN Northwest Wayne Chapter Forum- March 4th

FAN Macomb, David spoke with executives at Blue Cross Blue Shield on the progress of HNH- March 3rd

FAN Macomb, David Clayton spoke at Notre Dame Preparatory High School- February 27th

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President met with Newport Academy- February 26th

 

FAN Macomb, David attended Salvation Army Freedom Coalition- February 26th
 

FAN Macomb, David Clayton spoke at MAP Human Trafficking Summit- February 26th
 

FAN Macomb, Held the Train the Trainer session for our Naloxone Trainers- February 21st


FAN Macomb, Employees, and Board Members attended Ethics in Social Work & Substance Use Disorder training- February 20th

 

FAN Macomb, Terri hosted an information table at Warren Crim Commission Family Safety Night- February 20th
 

FAN Macomb, David Clayton spoke to students at Troy High School about his journey with addiction - February 15th

FAN Macomb, Katie Donovan, EVP spoke at Leadership Oakland event- February 13th

FAN Macomb, employee training on MPDS data entry system- February 12th

FAN Macomb and NW Wayne FAN discussed the Hope Not Handcuffs program and referral process at the Wayne Beaumont ER Huddle- February 7th

FAN Macomb, David Clayton spoke to over 100 students at De La Salle Collegiate High School- February 6th

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President, spoke at Oakland University over 400 students attended- February 1st

 

FAN Macomb Hope Not Handcuffs hosted their two-year celebration.  Over 80 People attended, We had angels, participants, and staff present. - February 1st
 

FAN Macomb David attended Teens and Drug Use Seminar in Washington Township- January 30th

FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona, took part in a conference call with Livingston County Judges- and other interested parties regarding assistance with Livingston County FAN - January 30th

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County- January 29th

FAN Macomb Linda Davis, President, spoke at a Mom 2 Mom Facebook Live event on the risks associated with marijuana legalization- January 29th

FAN NW Wayne County Alfred Brock participated in 'National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®' sponsored by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S.- January 22-27th


FAN NW Wayne County Alfred Brock invited 180 High Schools in Michigan and 20 in other locations across the United States to participate in the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) contest '2019 Operation Prevention Video Challenge – January 27th


FAN NW Wayne County Alfred Brock created a three and a half minute video entitled 'How to prevent an Opioid Overdose' based on materials provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and shared the item across various social media platforms- January 27th


FAN NW Wayne County Alfred Brock provided information to 17 Sheriff Departments in Michigan concerning 'Treating Opioid Addiction in Criminal Justice Settings'- January 25th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Interact of Michigan, Kalamazoo County- January 24th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided community substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Carol's Hope, Berrien County- January 24th

 

FAN Macomb Linda Davis, the President, spoke at the monthly Warren Forum- January 24th

FAN Southwest Michigan, attended Kalamazoo County Opioid Coalition Harm Reduction meeting, Kalamazoo County- January 22nd


FAN Okemos Board members, D. Allen, and J. Besonen, were recognized for their diligence and hard work via 55th district court and its 50th graduating class  -January  22nd

FAN NW Wayne County compiled and delivered materials regarding addiction, drug abuse, recovery, Families Against Narcotics and other pertinent information to 10 Public Libraries in southeast Michigan for presentation to the public (8 out of 10 of these locations had no materials on public display regarding these issues at the time)- January 22nd

 

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Mattawan Schools, Van Buren County- January 21st

 

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County- January 21st

 

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, held FAN SWMI board meeting- January 21st

 

 

FAN Macomb Glen hosted an information table at Farmington Community Library Volunteer Opportunities Fair- January 21st

FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona and advisory member A. Emerson, presented at the Mason-January 19th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, to Law Enforcement, Van Buren, County- January 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Sacred Heart, Berrien County- January 17th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, New Buffalo Library staff, Berrien County- January 17th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan, held monthly community forum, Berrien County- January 17th
 

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, EVP met with University of Michigan- January 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Western Michigan University nursing students, Kalamazoo County- January 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County- January 14th

FAN Okemos Board member, J. Besonen, presented to Holt High School students in Holt MI. Several hundred students were present. -  January 11th
    
FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, to Law Enforcement, Barry County- January 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Kalamazoo library staff, Kalamazoo County- January 9th

AN Okemos was present at the Community Church in Mason MI -January 2019

 

FAN NW Wayne County Kelly Harding and Andrew Hopson presented to Plymouth Kiwanis on opioid epidemic, personal stories and Families Against Narcotics-January 2019

 

FAN NW Wayne County Lauren Rousseau was interviewed for and quoted in an article concerning recent federal legislation addressing the opioid epidemic that was published by Bloomberg Law as part of its latest Special Report entitled, “A Look Ahead at Federal Regulation.”- January 2019

 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training and naloxone, Van Buren Community Mental Health, Van Buren County- January 8th

FAN NW Wayne County Lauren Rousseau was quoted in an article published in Lawyers Weekly regarding the Northwest Wayne FAN February public forum concerning Michigan's new recreational marijuana law. - January 2019

 






FAN Macomb David Clayton spoke to students at Warren Mott High School.  Several hundred high schoolers were in attendance- December 21st

FAN Macomb David Clayton spoke to several hundred students at Anchor Bay High School- December 19th

FAN NW Wayne County Dara Cockrum and Angela Bogota participated in the All FAN Chapter Conference Call on behalf of Northwest Wayne FAN. -December 19th

 

FAN Macomb held their annual candlelight ceremony to reflect upon the year. We remembered our loved ones that we lost too soon, those struggling with addiction and celebrate those that are in recovery. Afterward, we had a light reception with dinner and holiday treats.-December 18th

FAN Macomb David Clayton spoke to several hundred students at Lakeshore High School on the dangers of opioids, alcohol and heroin addiction.- December 17th

FAN Macomb and the MSP held a meeting for the SOR Opioid grant coordination.  Planning and discussion of the merger of Hope Not Handcuffs and the Angel Program were discussed. - December 18th

 

FAN NW Wayne County Lauren and Dara met with the new president of the Washtenaw FAN chapter on December 17th to offer support and tips for chapter success.- December 17th

 

FAN Macomb David Clayton spoke to students at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine- December 13th

FAN Macomb Angel Coordinator,  Lisa Boska, attend the 41B Veteran's Court Holiday event where participants made blankets for Families Against Narcotics initiative Hope Not Handcuffs and Friend's For Foster Kids.- December 13th

FAN Macomb David Clayton spoke to students at De LaSalle High School about the dangers of addiction to opioids and other drugs like heroin and alcohol.- December 11th

FAN Okemos, Vice President,  P. Pavona presented to Kentwood Highschool students in Kentwood Mi - December 7th

FAN Macomb Linda Davis EP attended the Kiwanis Meeting to talk about FAN and the opioid crisis in Macomb County to over 40 attendees.- December  6th

FAN Okemos Vice President, P. Pavona, presented to a group of pastors in Dewitt Mi. -December 6th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, EVP spoke and Pam hosted a table at the Recovery Live Event- December 5th

FAN NW Wayne County President, Lauren Rousseau,  gave a one-hour teleconference presentation to the American Medical Women’s Association’s Opioid Addiction in Women Task Force, which is comprised of medical professionals and students from around the country. Her topic concerned actions that Michigan is taking, legislatively and otherwise, to address the opioid epidemic. -December 4th

FAN NW Wayne County continued to offer twice monthly supportive meetings, one for grief support for those who have lost loved ones to addiction, and one for family and friends of addicted loved ones. -December  

 

FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks with students at Fraser High School-November 30th


FAN Okemos Board member D. Allen presented at the treatment court and Health professionals collaborative (treatment court and medical community cross training) which took place at the Michigan State Medical Society in East Lansing MI-November 30th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and Community Healing Center provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention to monthly recovery support meeting, Berrien County- November 29th

FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks to students at Fraser High School-November 29th


FAN Okemos Board member J. Besonen presented to criminal justice students at Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI-November 28th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Kalamazoo County Opioid Coalition Harm Reduction Meeting, Kalamazoo County- November 27th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and Branch County Drug Task Force provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention to Pines Behavioral Staff, Branch County- November 27th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use disorder information and overdose prevention to community members, Kalamazoo County- November 26th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County- November 26th


FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks to PTI at their Wellness Sessions-November 21st


FAN Macomb BCBS donation presentation at 41B District Court-November 20th


FAN Macomb Hope Not Handcuffs had a meeting with Harbor Lights Rehabilitation Facility-November 19th


FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County- November 19th

FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks to a class at Stoney Creek High School-November 19th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health provided overdose response training to law enforcement, Berrien County- November 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Sacred Heart, Berrien County- November 15th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Berrien County- November 15th


FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks to classes at Warren Woods Tower High School-November 15th


FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona and Advisory member D. Smith attended the Ingham Opiate Abuse Prevention initiative in Lansing MI-November 14th


FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks at De La Salle High School-November 13th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County- November 12th

FAN Washtenaw was the 23rd Chapter to launch!  Many people were in attendance and FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, Executive Vice president, and Phil Pavona spoke - November 12th


FAN Okemos Board member J. Besonen presented to High School students at Stockbridge High-November 12th


FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented at the inaugural Washtenaw Forum Ann Arbor MI-November 12th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and the Barry County Drug Task Force trained Barry County Court staff on substance use disorder and overdose prevention, Barry County- November 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided staff training on substance use disorder and overdose prevention to the Haven of Rest Staff, Calhoun County- November 8th

FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks at Roseville Awareness Day-November 7th


FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented to Alpha Delta Kappa (teacher’s organization) in East Lansing MI-November 7th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health provided overdose response training to law enforcement, Cass County- November 7th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented to the East Lansing City council--re drug court-November 7th


FAN Macomb Meeting with FAN Board Members and Wayne State University to discuss expansion-November 5th


FAN Macomb Call between FAN Board and employees and TriCounty to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs in three New York Counties-November 5th


FAN Macomb David Clayton speaks for classes at Dakota High School- November 5th


FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented at the statewide opiate summit in Farmington Hills-November 5th


Fan Okemos Board members P. Pavona and E. Spence; and advisory member S. Wrigglesworth attended/presented at the Tri County Opioid Awareness Summit in Lansing MI- November 4th


FAN Macomb Kelley met with student at Austin Catholic High School reagarding upcoming involvement with community events- November 2nd

 

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliance meeting, Berrien County- November 1st
 

FAN Southwest Michigan, in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Sacred Heart, Berrien County- November 1st
 

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County- November 1st
 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network presented to Recovery Institute Staff overdose prevention education and free naloxone kits, Kalamazoo County- October 31st

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, presented to high school students at De La Salle High School-October 30th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented to parents/grandparents in Webberville MI-October 30th

 

FAN Macomb, EVP, Katie Donovan, spoke at a press conference with MACP and Berlin opposing the use of marijuana-October 29th

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton presented to McLaren Hospital Port Huron- October 29th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with Voice Change Hope and Lakeland Hospital, participated in Drug Take Back, Berrien County- October 27th

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, presented to high school students at Eisenhower High School- October 26th

FAN Okemos Board Member E. Spence provided a FAN information table at the Sparrow Health system's community resource day--at the Michigan Athletic Club--East Lansing Mi -October 26th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and the St. Joseph Drug Task Force, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, St. Joseph County-October 25th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the Community Healing Center Coming Together Conference, Kalamazoo County- October 24th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona and advisory member A. Emerson presented to students at Webberville High School in Webberville MI-October 24th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training Kalamazoo Probationary Enhancement Program, Kalamazoo County-October 23rd

 

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Kalamazoo County Opioid Coalition Harm Reduction Meeting, Kalamazoo County-October 23rd

 

FAN Okemos Board member E. Spence attended and also presented at the 2018 annual fall conference for Community Mental Health Association of MI--presentation was on navigating Michigan's publicly funded SUD treatment system- October 22nd and 23rd

   

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits for community, Kalamazoo County-October 22nd

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County-October 22nd

 

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, presented to high school students at Stony Creek High School- October 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan participated on the panel at the Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health legislative update, Kalamazoo County-October 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Berrien County-October 18th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Sacred Heart, Berrien County-October 18th


FAN Macomb EVP, Katie Donovan, presented at the Good Shepard Coalition Conference- October 18th     

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton presented to high school students at Lincoln High School-October 18th

FAN Macomb Kim hosts information table at Meritor health fair October 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and Suicide prevention group provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Berrien County-October 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, Community Healing Center and Kalamazoo Public Library presented on the opioid crisis and overdose prevention at the Michigan annual Library Conference, Oakland County-October 17th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona provided a presentation for BCBS in Sterling Heights MI. - October 17th

 

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, presented to high school students at Chippewa Valley High School-October 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with Voice Change Hope presented at the Evangelistic Church on substance use disorder and the opioid crisis, Berrien County-October 15th


FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County-October 15th


FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona attended the Mason/Capital area prescription drug task force meeting in Mason MI- October 15th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health provided Overdose Prevention training to Law Officers, St. Joseph County-October 12thFAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented to recovery coaches at Wellness INX--Lansing MI-  October 12th
 

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, presented to Wayne State College students at Osteopathic Medicine Day 2-October 11th

FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, presented to Wayne State College students at Osteopathic Medicine Day 1-October 10th

FAN Okemos  Board member P. Pavona and advisory member A. Emerson presented to nearly 1,300 students at Okemos High school.- October 10th

 

FAN Macomb  held their Annual Fall Fest Fundraiser at Penna's of Sterling Heights.  Over 1,000 attendees were present.  Detroit Red Wings announcer, Ken Daniels. was the MC for the event.  Sevearl participants were present to celebrate their recovery.- October 9th


FAN Macomb  EVP, Katie Donovan, presented to the medical community at Beaumont Southfield - October 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Kalamazoo Opioid Data and Evaluation Team meeting, Kalamazoo County-October 9th

FAN Okemos Board members P. Pavona and J. Barron attended drug court graduation in East Lansing Mi -October 9th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and the St. Joseph Drug Task Force, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, St. Joseph County-October 8th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County-October 8th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network and the St. Joseph Drug Task Force, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, St. Joseph County-October 8th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County-October 8th


FAN Southwest Michigan provided substance abuse information on the opioid crisis for the Church Women United monthly meeting, Berrien County-October 5th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County-October 4th


FAN Southwest Michigan in collaboration with COPE Network, provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Sacred Heart, Berrien County-October 4th


FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliance meeting, Berrien County-October 4th


FAN Macomb Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, presented to high school students at Centerline High School - October  4th
 
FAN Macomb EVP, Katie Donovan, spoke at Human Trafficking Conference.  Several hundred were in attendance- October 2nd

FAN Macomb was present at the 2018  CARE Ride 4 Recovery event.  Several hundred were in attendance-September 30th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented at WMU nursing class on substance use disorder and naloxone, Kalamazoo County -September  28th

FAN Southwest Michigan trained the Haven of Rest mission staff on substance use awareness & overdose prevention, Calhoun County -September 27th

FAN Macomb, Vice President, Katie Donovan spoke at Warren FAN Forum on coping skills and enabling. Around 5 community members attended the forum -September 27th

FAN NW Wayne County President, Lauren Rousseau,  provided an hour-long presentation on the opioid epidemic and its implications for treatment court professionals to the 3rd Circuit Problem-Solving Court judges and their staff, including prosecuting attorneys. This included the 3rd Circuit drug court, mental health court, and veteran treatment court judges and professionals.- September 27th

FAN Lapeer Vice President ,Tina Dinnan and President, Pegg Patten attended a seminar presented by Board Member Diane Welker- Preventing Harm -September 27th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, Vice President, had a call with Mario regarding the Washtenaw Chapter launch -September  26th


FAN Macomb  was given a tour at the all Women's Meridian Facility in Waterford  - September  26th


FAN Lapeer Board Members:Tina Dinnan and Jessica Waldek attended a conference in Sanilac County-Responding to the Opiod Epidemic -September 26th    

FAN Macomb  and Hope Not Handcuffs hosted a table at Beaumont Hospital Pain Day Event -September 25th


FAN Macomb  President, Judge Linda Davis, spoke at a Town Hall Event in Redford, MI  -September  25th


FAN Southwest Michigan presented at the Grace Health physician rounds on substance use disorder and naloxone delivery, Calhoun County -September 25th

FAN Lapeer VP, Tina Dinnan, attended a presentation on Vaping in Sanilac County - September 26th

FAN Macomb  was present at the Reality of Recovery, featuring Ken Daniels.  President Judge Linda Davis spoke on behalf of HNH and FAN.  Several hundred were in attendance. -September  24th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits Gilmore Rehab, Kalamazoo County -September 24th

FAN Macomb    Judge Linda Davis, President and Angel Coordinator, Lisa Boska spoke at Battle of the Bands in Fraser, MI.  FAN and HNH also provided resource table for all the 150 attendees -September 23rd

FAN Macomb    Judge Linda Davis, President spoke at a fundraiser hosted by the Urbin family.  Angel Coordinator, Lisa Boska also presented on behalf of Hope Not Handcuffs.  The family raised over$4000 for HNH.-September 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan trained Berrien County Cub Scout leaders on youth substance use disorder, and naloxone response -September 21st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits,  Sacred Heart, Berrien County -September 21st

FAN Macomb President, Judge Linda Davis, President, spoke at a Town Hall Event in Redford, MI -September 21st


FAN Macomb had an information table at Ford Van Dyke Transmission Plant.  Several hundred employees were in attendance -September 21st

FAN Lapeer Board Members Lynn Strandberg , Lynn and Judge Knoscuh manned an information table at the senior celebration   September 21st 

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the 4th annual Wellness Fair, Kalamazoo County -September 20th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided naloxone training and gave free overdose prevention kits at Kalamazoo Homeless encampent, Kalamazoo county -September 18th

FAN NW Wayne County board member, Alfred Brock provided contact information and support materials about the opioid crisis, response and general FAN information via post to Loaves & Fishes Ministry in Beaufort, North Carolina-September 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County - September 17th

FAN NW Wayne County board member, Heather DeJesus, provided a presentation about FAN at a special Narcan training conducted by DWMHA and hosted by the Masons of Belleville. -September 15th

FAN Lapeer held their monthly meeting and showed the movie "The Anonymous People- September 13th

FAN Southwest Michigan trained 4 law enformcement departments and 2 firefighter departments on substance use disorder and naloxone delivery, Calhoun County - September 14th

FAN Southwest Michigan trained Kalamazoo Commnuity Mental Health staff on provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits, Kalamazoo County - September 13th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits Niles Public Library, Berrien County -September 12th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits Gilmore Rehab, Kalamazoo County - September 10th

FAN Huron County attended the Thumbs Up for Recovery event. Over 110 people stop by their booth for information   -September 8th 2018

FAN Southwest Michigan opened the Paw Paw Grape Race with information about FAN.  The Paw Paw Grape Race dedicated their fundraiser to FAN SWMI - September 8th

FAN Huron County held their firs FAN Run Drugs Out of Town 5K!  They had 50 participants- September 8th    

FAN Lapeer Board Members: Diane Welker, Tim Brady and Pegg Patten manned an information table at the Wellness Event-September 8th

FAN Huron County was present at the Veteran's Stand Down event.  They provided over 75 people with resources-September 7th    

FAN Southwest Michigan provided substance use awareness & overdose prevention training with free naloxone kits,  Sacred Heart, Berrien County September 6th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliace meeting, Berrien County September 6th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County September 6th

FAN Lapeer President, Pegg Patten, attended the Chamber Afterhours Mixer to promote Wellness Event and Movie.  Several community members were in attendance-September 6th

FAN Lapeer held a Community Collaborative Meeting-September 5th

FAN Macomb Board members and Staff along with Fan Base moms; Terri, Denise and Linda hosted an Overdose Awareness Candle Vigil at Christ Church Fraser.  Many community members came together to remember their loved ones lost too soon due to an overdose. Over 150 attendees shared in the remembrance celebration.-August 31st

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled and presented at International Overdose Awareness Day rally and candlelight vigil, Kalamazoo County -August 31st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided community education opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Kalamazoo County -August 30th

FAN Macomb volunteer, Terri host information table at Clintondale Community Schools Welcome  back to School Event- August 29th


FAN Macomb  Angel Coordinators, Lisa and Pam lead SW Oakland/New Hudson Angel Training welcoming several new angels -August 29th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Gilmore, Kalamazoo County -August 27th

FAN Macomb Angel Coordinator, Lisa, leads Macomb County Angel Training with training over 50 new angels    August    25

FAN Macomb Administrative Coordinator, Kelley, hosts table at Benesys Wellness Fair.  Over 100 employees were provided with resources on FAN and HNH -August  23rd

FAN Macomb    Linda spoke at Bethesda Church Prayer Meeting .  Several parishes from across the county were present to raise awareness about the Opioid epidemic in Macomb County. -August  23rd

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Opioid Data and Evaluation team meeting, Kalamazoo County -August  23rd

FAN Macomb    Kim hosts a table at the Sterling Heights Ford plant Health and Education Fair- several hundred employees were given resources on FAN and HNH -August 22nd

FAN Macomb    Lisa and NW Wayne County FAN held a staff education meeting with Beaumont Wayne County to begin the process of having patients in need of SUD resources within the ER  -August  22nd

FAN Macomb  President, Judge Linda Davis conducted an interview with the Detroit Free Press  regarding the Opioid epidemic in Macomb County. -August 21st

FAN Macomb Board Members attended a meeting with John Dalaly  regarding an upcoming Mobile information service- August 21st

FAN Macomb  Angel Coordinator conducted a training for a new HNH area at  Auburn Hills Police Department    August    21   2018

FAN Okemos Board member E. Spence presented in Travers City at the MDHHS conference on how to access publicly funded treatment- August 21st

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County -August 20th

FAN Lapeer  held an information booth at Lapeer Days Festival . There were several hundred in attendance over the three day event-August 17th-19th


FAN Lapeer  Run Drugs out of Town Event was held at Rowden Park.  This was the largest venue yet for Lapeer with over 400 in attendance  -August 19th


FAN Macomb    FAN has an information table at My Care Health Fair -August 16th

FAN Okemos board member E. Spence presented in Kansas City Missouri at the CIT International Training --assisting Law enforcement officials overcome SUD stigma- August 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits,  Sacred Heart, Berrien County -August 16th


FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliace meeting, Berrien County -August 16th


FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Berrien County-August 16th


FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona presented in Boston Mass. To the East coast Coverys  organization--opiate crisis- August 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the Annual Coach Conference, Kalmazoo County -August 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented at Annual Coach Conference panel, Kalamazoo County-August 15th

FAN Lapeer  President, Pegg Patten did a presentation about FAN to Sunrise Kiwana's -August 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Gilmore, Kalama- August 13th

FAN Lapeer  held their monthly Meeting with guest Craig Summers-Michigan HIDTA- August 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at St Joseph Take Back the Night Event, Berrien County -August 7th

FAN Lapeer President, Pegg Patten and Patrick Patterson did an interview on WMPC regarading FAN and upcoming race  -August   6th

FAN Lapeer    Pegg Patten and Patrick Patterson did an interview on WMPC regarading FAN and upcoming race -August 6th


FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training Pop Up and gave free naloxone kits,  Kalamazoo County -August 4th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits,  Sacred Heart, Berrien County -August 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County -August 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliace meeting, Berrien County - August 2nd

 

Board member P. Pavona attended a meeting with the Office of Medical Affairs, Mi. Dept. of Health and Human Services on regional strategies--Okemos Mi.- August

FAN Southwest Michigan provided community opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Barry County- July 30th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided training on overdose prevention and naloxone response to law enforcement organizations in Southwest MI, Kalamazoo County-July 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the KCOC Harm Reduction committee meeting, Kalamazoo County-July 24th

FAN Macomb  attended the Hope Not Handcuffs Great Lakes Bay Region Launch and Press Conference at Delta College-  July  24th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Gilmore, Kalamazoo County-July 23rd

FAN Macomb Angel Coordinator, Lisa Boska is the Grand Marshall in the Annual "Fraser's Future is Booming" Parade. - July 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training to the Share Center Staff, Calhoun County-July 20th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits,  Sacred Heart, Berrien County-July 19th


FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Berrien County-July 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training to the Share Center Staff, Calhoun County-July 20thFAN Macomb HNH committee met  with Nancy Becker Bennet  and staff with the Michigan State Police to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs and their Angel program.- July 18th

FAN Macomb  Outreach Coordinator, David Clayton, spoke at the MI Association of Health Plans Summer Conference in Traverse City.  Over 300 attendees were present at the event -July 18th-21st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided community opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits. Benton Harbor Hotel, Berrien County-July 17th

FAN NW Wayne County Met with Jose Kotoor at Beaumont Wayne to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs and partnering with them in their Emergency Room  - July 16th   

FAN NW Wayne County Attended Downriver FAN Meeting  -July 19th     


FAN Macomb  EVP, Katie Donovan, conducted a  phone call with Beaumont Hospital regarding HNH in the emergency room -July 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County-July 16th

 

FAN Macomb  held an Angel Training for the Great Lakes Bay Region- July 11th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training to the Kalamazoo Community Mental Health staff, Kalamazoo County- July 10th

FAN Macomb Lisa and Kelley gave a Hope Not Handcuffs Presentation to Auburn Hills Police Department -July 9th


FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Gilmore, Kalamazoo County -July 9th

FAN Macomb  HNH/FAN Policy & Protocol Presentation to Beaumont Hospital Council -July 9th

FAN NW Wayne County conducted Narcan training to over 50 people in collaboration with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority - July  


FAN Okemos Department of Healthand Human Services in Lansing Mi.-July

    
FAN Okemos presented at the Michigan State University Kellogg Center in East Lansing Mi. -July  

 
FAN Lapeer Information about FAN was reported in the County Press as part of the Lost in the Woods event-July 29th

FAN Okemos P. Pavona presented on the opioid epidemic to the Midwest Covery’s staff-July 19th

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan did an interview with Nick Puliguise from the County Press regarding our August Meeting-July 19th


FAN Okemos P. Pavona presented to the Mi Medical Society staff at their Mi office In East Lansing Mi-July 16th

FAN Lapeer Tim Brady and Pegg Patten manned an information table at a health fair at Rebekah's-July 14th

FAN Lapeer Monthly Meeting - Brooke Gow from Lapeer County Probate Court was our featured speaker-July 12th

FAN Okemos P. Pavona met with Dr. D. Neff, Chief Medical Director, Office of Medical Affairs-July 6th

FAN Lapeer Joe Davis did a presentation about Lapeer FAN at the Color our Community with H ope event in Imlay City-June 30th

FAN NW Wayne County hosted a conference call with Judge Solomone, Judge Davis, Jay Wilson and Kelley Nahas to discuss putting Grant together for Nasal Narcan -June 29th       

 

FAN NW Wayne County Provided printed materials for teens and adults to the Carteret County Social Services Department in Beaufort, North Carolina - June 28th 

 

FAN NW Wayne County President, Lauren Rousseau and Vice President, Dara Cockrum Meeting with Josh Meier and Craig Wilshire of Canton PD -June 28th    


FAN NW Wayne County VP. Dara Cockrum had a meeting with Jay Wilson of Adapt Pharma to discuss FAN distributing Nasal Narcan  -June 26th  

FAN Okemos Advisory Board member and Recovery Coach trainer J. Lowe presented/ provided a class on peer recovery coaching in Hillsdale Mi on June 25th- 29th.

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Wendy Bitters had an information table at Family Fun day with FAN information-June 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution for the community at COPE Network, Kalamazoo County-June 27th 

 

FAN Lapeer Patrick Patterson, from the BWROC was the featured speaker during the 9 am morning show on solidstateradio.dom -June 25th


FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Gilmore, Kalamazoo County-June 25th 

FAN Lapeer Pegg worked the Lapeer Car show, sharing information about FAN-June 25th


FAN Lapeer Pegg attended the ice cream social sponsored by Lakestone Bank and shared information-June 22nd

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona, along with Fraser Board Members L. Davis and K. Donavan, presented to the Greater Travers community—re= newly formed chapter— June 21st and June 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan hosted Dr Springer to discussed opioid and substance use disorder, Freshwater Church, Van Buren County-June 21st


FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Berrien County-June 21st

 

FAN Lapeer Pegg attended the State of Michigan Retiree luncheon and shared information about FAN/Run-June 21st

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Jessica did a radio interview with Jim Alt on  solidstateradio.net regarding FAN  programming-June 20th

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Tim worked the Lapeer Car Show,  passing out literature about FAN's Programs-June 18th


FAN Lapeer Pegg and Patrick met with Rep. Gary Howell about Lapeer FAN's vision to help develop a recovery community-June 18th


FAN Lapeer Pegg and Patrick met with Sean Cantwell from solid state radio about doing an interview about recovery-June 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County-June 18th   FAN Lapeer Pegg and Patrick met with Wade Jenkins from the Gathering Place about developing a recovery community-June 18th

 

FAN NW Wayne County Attended and Participated in FAN 'Run Drugs Out of Town' Over 2500 participants were present for the event -June 16th

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Tina met with Shana Rowser from McLaren -Lapeer about future partnerships-June 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution at
Church, Berrien County-June 14th


FAN Lapeer Patrick Patterson, from the Blue Water Recovery Outreach Center in Port Huron was our featured speaker-June 14th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented to Judicial members—Burke and Pope--in Ypsilanti Mi –re= Ann Arbor chapter—June 12th 

FAN NW Wayne County VP, Dara Cockrum had a SHAR House Meeting with Deb Garret and Dwight Vaughter- June 11th        

 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits, Gilmore, Kalamazoo County- June 11th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training for staff at Countryside Academy School district, Berrien County- June 11th

FAN Lapeer Cindy Hummel placed ads in the Imlay City Tri City Times and Lapeer County Press about FAN/monthly meeting-June 10th

FAN NW Wayne County Participated in the Annual Walk for Recovery sponsored by Home of New Vision and the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project- June 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided opioid awareness information & overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits,  Sacred Heart, Berrien County-June 7th

FAN Southwest Michigan Voice Change Hope Alliance meeting Berrien County-June 7th
 
FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly community forum, Kalamazoo County-June 7th 

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Tim met with Brooke Gow, Lapeer Probate Court about being on our board, being a featured speaker in July.-June 6th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Kalamazoo County Opioid Coalition Meeting, Kalamazoo MI-June 5th 

FAN NW Wayne County Attended the Canton Public Safety Opioid Forum - Brian Spitzbergen spoke-June 6th   


FAN Lapeer Pegg attended the    Community Collaborative to share information about FAN-June 6th

FAN Okemos Advisory Board member and Recovery Coach trainer J. Lowe presented/ provided a class on peer recovery coaching in Lansing on June 1st- 4th

FAN NW Wayne County Staffed a FAN resource table at 'Livonia Save Our Youth's Coalition's annual Run to Save Our Youth-June 2nd  

 

FAN Okemos Board Member E. Spence presented to the Ingham Health Dept. community physicians on treatment (substance abuse and mental health) access in Lansing—June 1st 


FAN Macomb County, Angel Training is conducted for Sylvan Lake Welcome New Angels!!!- May 31st

FAN NW Wayne County  Lauren was quoted in two news articles in national publications dealing with the nationwide multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers: one published in Bloomberg News on May 3rd (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-03/drugmakers-said-to-balk-now-at-multibillion-dollar-opioid-accord), and one in the Washington Times published on May 15 (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/15/purdue-pharma-sued-over-oxycontin-addiction-risks). -May 30th

FAN NW Wayne County attended Henry Ford Hospital Wyandotte Opioid Crisis Forum. - May  30th


FAN NW Wayne County attended the Senior Summit with Andy Hopson and Diane Hopson  -May  30th

FAN Macomb County, Katie Donovan, EVP, presented and advisory board member, Jenn, had a FAN/HNH resource table at the Fifth Annual Mental Health Fair by Easter Seals and Beaumont Hospital May 30th

FAN NW Wayne County attended 3rd Annual GDACH conference.-May 30th


FAN Southwest Michigan provided overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits at Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County -May 28th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at Opioid Conference Fetzer Center, Kalamazoo County  -May  25th


FAN Southwest Michigan presented at the Opioid Conference overview of FAN and the naloxone program. - May 25th

FAN Okemos Advisory Board member and Recovery Coach trainer J. Lowe presented on ethics for Recovery Coaches in Lansing—May 23rd and 24th. 


FAN Macomb County, David is interviewed for a local CW50 television program on opioids in our neighborhoods.  The show is called, “Street Beat”- May 24th

FAN Macomb County, Thrilla at the Villa was held. Families Against Narcotics is one of the organizations that benefit from proceeds of this fundraiser.  They donated over $3500 to FAN's mission!- May 23rd

FAN Macomb County, Lisa and Jenn attend the Heroin Overdose Summit in Livonia- May 23rd

AN Macomb County, Angel Training is conducted for Bay City, Saginaw and Midland area. Welcome new angels!- May 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to MDOC Supervisor Conference, Isabella County -May 22nd

FAN Macomb County MCMCA Golf Outing was held.  Over 144 golfers were present to help support Families Against Narcotics and Hope Not Handcuffs.  The event raised over $10,000- May 21st

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County -May 21st

FAN NW Wayne County  spoke at Plymouth Canton High school to a Health Class for Three hours of the day. Approximately 90 students altogether. - May 21st

FAN Okemos Board member J. Barron provided an open talk presentation at the Alano East Organization in Lansing-May 18th

FAN NW Wayne County attended DO Conference. May 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliance meeting, Berrien County -May 17th


FAN Southwest Michigan provided overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits at Sacred Heart, Berrien County -May 17th


FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Berrien County -May 17th

 

FAN NW Wayne County Lauren and Angela Bogota attended the Unite to Face Addiction-Michigan statewide rally in Lansing, which was attended by over 3000 people from around the state and where Judge Linda Davis and the Hope Not Handcuffs program were honored.-May  17th

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Tina attended the UFAM Rally in Lansing where FAN and HNH were honored.  Over 3,000 participants attended the event-May 17th

FAM Macomb County, Kelley, Lisa and Erin conduct Angel Training in Fraser- May 17th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona and advisory member S. Wrigglesworth attended the Ingham Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative meeting in Lansing Mi-May 16th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided community overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits Calhoun County Prevention Services, Calhoun County -May 16th

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Tina attended the Lapeer Community F oundation Gala-May 15th


FAN NW Wayne County Lauren was quoted in two news articles in national publications dealing with the nationwide multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers: one published in Bloomberg News on May 3 (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-03/drugmakers-said-to-balk-now-at-multibillion-dollar-opioid-accord), and one in the Washington Times published on May 15 (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/15/purdue-pharma-sued-over-oxycontin-addiction-risks).  -May  15th

FAN NW Wayne County Together with Judge Jim Plakas (35th District Court and member of the Northwest Wayne FAN Advisory Board), Lauren spoke on the topic of the opioid epidemic at the Plymouth Rotary Club breakfast meeting -May   15th


AN Macomb County, Katie, EVP, presented at Troy Beaumont- May 14th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits at Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County-May 14th

FAN Macomb County, Lisa represents Fan and Hope Not Handcuffs at a Battle of the Bands fundraiser to honor Families Against Narcotics at Freddy’s Bar and Grill- May 12th

FAN Lapeer Tim Brady had an infortion table at Health Fair at Rebeka's-May 12th

FAN Okemos Board member  E. Spence presented at the NAMI State conference on Mental health/substance abuse and jail re-entry in Travers City Mi-May  11th 

FAN Macomb County, Katie, EVP, attends Blue Cross Blue Shield CAC meeting- May 10th

FAN Lapeer Monthly Meeting- Jessica Waldeck shared her story-May 10th

FAN Macomb County, Katie, EVP presented to Macomb County interagency council- May 9th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented in Okemos at the Okemos Community Church-May 9th 


FAN Macomb County, Katie, EVP present for Hope Not Handcuffs in Port Huron- May 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Data and Evaluation Team meeting with Drug Task Force, Kalamazoo County-May 9th

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan and Nevin Simon did a presentation to the Rotary Club -May 8th

FAN Lapeer Pegg attended the Lapeer Community Foundation Gala, FAN and Drug Court were highlighted-May 8th


FAN Macomb County, Kelley, Lisa, Diane and Katie attend McLaren and FAN/HNH meeting- May 4th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliance meeting, Berrien County- May 3rd

FAN Macomb County, David speaks at Michigan Rural Health Care Conference- May 3rd-4th
 

FAN Macomb County, Katie Donovan, EVP, attends PNL Open House- May 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided overdose prevention training and gave free naloxone kits at Sacred Heart, Berrien County - May 3rd

FAN Lapeer Spring Fling Fund Raiser over 100 guests attended-May 2nd

FAN Macomb County, Kelley, Tiffany, Erin and David attend Lapeer Spring Fling- May 2nd

FAN Lapeer Pegg and Tina attended the Community Collaborative Meeting-May 2nd

FAN Macomb County, Angel Training is conducted for Farmington Hills City Council members- May 1st

FAN Macomb County, Judge Linda Davis, President and David speak at Beaumont Farmington Campus- May 1st
 

FAN Okemos advisory Board members J. Lowe and Dr. D. Smith (Wellness INX.)  presented at the Grand Rapids chapter of FAN Family Forum –May 1st 

FAN Macomb County, Judge Linda Davis, President, Ryan and Willie attend Health Department Focus Group- May 1st


FAN Macomb County, David and Lisa attend Downriver Opioid Event Planning conference call- May 1st

FAN Lapeer Spring Fling Fund Raiser over 100 guests attended-May 2nd

FAN Macomb County, Kelley Nahas worked a table at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Detroit Michigan to educate on FAN and volunteer opportunities within our organization.- April 30th

FAN Macomb EVP, Katie Donovan accepts a donation collected by Immanuel Lutheran church to benefit both Hope Not Handcuffs and FAN. FAN has an information table at the event as well. FAN was one of 4 organizations to receive a  $12,000 donation from the Church.-April 29th

 

FAN Macomb County Katie Donovan, EVP gave an interview with WXYZ TV, discussing opioid addiction, FAN and HNH. The  interview was showcased to over 20,000 families across Southeast Michigan.- April 29th

FAN Macomb County Lisa Boska presented HNH  at a celebration dinner at King of Kings Lutheran Church.  Many families and young athletes were present for the event to learn more about the HNH program and the dangers of prescription medication to young athletes. - April 28th

FAN Macomb County Lisa Boska and Diane Engardio held an Angel Training in Fraser.  Over 25 new angels were trained.- April 28th

FAN Grand Raids attended the DEA drug take back in their area.  President Jeanne K was present- April 28th

FAN Macomb County advisory board member, Jenn B,  had an information table at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Drug Take Back event.  They collected over 230 pounds of unused or expired medication.- April 28th

FAN Grand  Rapids was on WZZM TV 2/TV spots for Take back- April 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan participated with Lakeland Hospital and Voice Change Hope for the spring drug take back, Berrien County-April 28th

FAN Macomb County Strategic Planning Committee holds a strategic planning meeting to plan for FAN’s future growth April 26th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided to Sturgis High School, opioid problem, youth concerns and a mother's loss to 4 high school classes, St. Joseph County-April 25th


FAN Macomb County Board members and staff attended CARE Taste Event- April 24th

FAN Macomb County Katie Donovan, EVP presented at SOAR at Macomb Community College.  Over 45 Senior Citizens were educated on opioids and addiction. April 24th

FAN Okemos Board Member Judge D. Allen presented at the “Top Ten Dinner” on the courts and Substance Abuse in Holt MI - April 23rd

FAN Macomb County Lisa Boska and Erin Whitkopf attend Angel Training at the Madison Heights Police Department April 23rd

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Gilmore Rehab Overdose Prevention, giving free naloxone kits, Kalamazoo County-April  23rd


FAN Macomb County All Chapter Conference is held in Midland Michigan where all chapters got to learn from speakers and other chapters.  Over 75 representatives from the FAN Chapters attended.- April 21st

FAN Okemos board members J. Barron and P. Pavona and advisory members J. Lowe and D. Smith attended the Spring All Chapters Conference in Midland Mi. - April 21st 

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County-April 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County-April 19th

FAN Macomb Hope Not Handcuffs Angel Training is held in Oakland County over 40 more angels were trained on the program. April 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Sacred Heart Rehab Overdose Prevention and Naloxone giving free naloxone kits, Berrien County-April 19th


FAN Okemos board members D. Hall and P. Pavona and advisory member L. Vail were the panel members discussing the local opiate crisis -HOMTV call in hour - April 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented on a the Albion 2nd Annual Community Forum the Opioid Dilema and Overdose Prevention, Calhoun County-April 19th

FAN Macomb County Lisa Boska attends Angel Training at the Taylor Police Department.  Over 20 new angels were trained. April 18th

FAN Macomb County. Katie Donovan, EVP, David Clayton, Tiffany Morelli and Kelley Nahas accept Hometown Health Hero Award at the State Capital April 18th

FAN Macomb County, Angel Coordinator Lisa Boska works a table at Blue Cross Blue Shield to educate on FAN and volunteer opportunities within our organization April 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Lakeland Phsycial Therapy Rehab on FAN and the opioid crisis, Berrien County-April 16th


FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County-April 16th

FAN Macomb County. Lisa Boska and Erin Whitkopf attend and work an information table at “From Trial to Triumph” a Human Trafficking event.  They discussed the program Hope Not Handcuffs April 14th

FAN Okemos board member E. Spence presented on Human Trafficking and substance abuse in Lansing MI - April 14th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to the Homer Community Breakfast about FAN and overdose prevention, Calhoun County-April 13th

FAN Macomb County, Judge Linda Davis, President and Katie Donovan, EVP present at Capital Opioid Education Forum April 12th

FAN SW Oakland Livingston was present at the Centennial Middle School - FAN table 300 attended engaged with 30 people - 20 brochures were distributed -April 10th

FAN SW Oakland Livingston provided a presentation to LCCA (Livingston County Community Alliance) board 12 people 12 brochures were distributed -April 10th

FAN Macomb County, Angel Coordinator Lisa Boska works a table at Blue Cross Blue Shield to educate on FAN and volunteer opportunities within our organization April 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Kalamazoo County Opioid Coalition, Kalamazoo County - April 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Gilmore Rehab Overdose Prevention, giving free naloxone kits, Kalamazoo County-April 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan attending the listening session with Rep Fred Upton and Rep Debbie Dingle, Kalamazoo County-April 9th

FAN Okemos board member Judge D. Allen presented to Delta Sigma in Lansing MI- April 7th 

FAN Southwest Michigan attended Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County- April 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County -April 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Sacred Heart Rehab Overdose Prevention and Naloxone giving free naloxone kits, Berrien County-April 5th

 

FAN Macomb County, Angel Coordinator, Lisa Boska and her Angels were shadowed by a writer for a piece on Hope Not Handcuffs and PAARI in Politico Magazine. April 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan  presented to Riverwood Center Coaches on Overdose Prevention giving free nalxone kits, Berrien County -April  3rd

FAN Okemos Board Member E. Spence presented to the Lansing Area Aids Network in Lansing on March 28th 

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona Presented to McLaren Lansing physician medical practice groups in Lansing Mi—March 28th 

FAN Macomb, David Clayton, Director, Kelley, Erin and Linda Davis, President attended a PTI presentation and tour- March 27th


FAN Macomb Administrative Coordinator, Kelley Nahas, and Data Coordinator, Erin Whitkopf, conducted Angel Training for Waterford Police Department.  Over 50 New angels were present- March 26th

FAN NW Wayne County, Angela Bogota manned a FAN resource table at the Summit Academy Expo 2018 in the City of Wayne on March 24th    

FAN NW Wayne County, President Lauren Rousseau manned a FAN resource table at the Summit Academy Expo 2018 in the City of Wayne on March 24th

FAN Macomb, Linda Davis, President presented at Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan Conference- March 23rd


FAN Genesee along with Wellness Services, provided a Naloxone Training to the community. - March 22nd

FAN Macomb held the Quarterly Fan Chapter video/conference call meeting where representatives from each chapter were in attendance- March 21st

FAN Genesee presented at the "Dangers of the Digital Age" community forum to parents and community members at Dryden High School. - March 21st

FAN Okemos Board Members J. Besonen, D. Hall and P. Pavona took part in the FAN all chapters call in conference---March 21st 

FAN Okemos board members E. Spence and P. Pavona and advisory members L. Vail and S. Wrigglesworth attended the Ingham Opiate Awareness Prevention Initiative meeting in Lansing Mi—March 21st 

FAN NW Wayne County President, Lauren Rousseau and Board Member Angela Bogota, attended the  All-FAN Chapter Web Meeting on March 21st

FAN Genesee along with GCH provided a Naloxone Training and informational presentation to approx. 90 members of the University of Michigan-Flint student nursing program. - March 21st


FAN Macomb attended the press conference regarding the launch of Hope Not Handcuffs Downriver- March 20th

FAN Macomb, Katie Donovan, EVP present with Lieutenant Josh Jones of the Troy PD to the Troy Kiwanis Club- March 20th

FAN Genesee met with Dryden Police Department Chief Larry Pack to initiate the Hope not Handcuffs program at their department. - March 20th

FAN Macomb, Judge Linda Davis, President, presented at the Henry Ford Hospital Office Manager Breakfast Seminar-   March 20th

FAN Lapeer did a presentation at Lapeer High School.  Several Parents and Team Coaches were present - President Pegg Patten and Vice President Tina Dinnan were present-March    
20th


FAN Genesee attended the GCPC Prescription Drug Workgroup meeting - March 20th

FAN Grand Rapids participated in a MI Dental Board, RPS Interview with Jeanne , Pine Rest detox program –2018

 

FAN Okemos Board Members D. Hall and P. Pavona and advisory member S. Wrigglesworth attended the Mason Capitol area Prescription Drug task force in Mason Mi- March 19th 

FAN Grand Rapids, Jeanne, Chapter President, moderated and Mary spoke to over 250 attendees at Grandville Public school media event-March 19th

FAN Genesee Aaron Rubio and Cheri Pfeiffer met with New Oakland Family Center in Flint to discuss services provided and to tour the facility. - March 19th


FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented on opiate SUD in Holt Mi at the First Presbyterian Church—March 18th 

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented on opiate SUD in East Lansing Mi at the University Lutheran Church—March 18th 

FAN Lapeer Chapter had a meeting with Lapeer City Police Chief Frisch  for Hope Not Handcuffs, Pegg and Aaron were present-March 16th

FAN Genesee directors Cheri Pfeiffer and Aaron Rubio met with Chief David Frisch of the City of Lapeer Police Department. He has decided to join our HNH initiative. - March 16th


FAN Genesee director Aaron Rubio attended the GCPC grant writing class. - March 16th

FAN Lapeer attended the Wake Up Lapeer Breakfast- Pegg Patten, Chapter President was present-March 15th

FAN Genesee director Aaron Rubio met with Dr. Michael Danic, Anesthesiologist at Genesys Regional Medical Center and Chairperson of the Department of Anesthesiology, would like to have FAN come in monthly and present to different groups of doctors, nurses, residents and staff on the topic or addiction. - March 14th


FAN OKEMOS Board Member, P. Pavona, presented on an Opiate SUD community discussion in St John’s Mi—March 13th 

FAN Macomb, Hope Not Handcuffs provided a 75-minute workshop at MATCP 19th Annual Conference.  The workshop was lead by Judge Linda Davis.- March 13th


FAN Genesee attending the Genesee County Prevention Coalition monthly meeting. March 13th

FAN Macomb hosts Hope Not Handcuffs Angel Training- March 12th

FAN Genesee Vice President Cheri Pfeiffer presented to the SUD class at Oakland University on our HOPE not Handcuffs initiative. Justen Pfeiffer and Emily Botello, people in recovery, also presented our "Real People, Real Stories" to the class. - March 12th

FAN Lapeer had an information Table at Rebeka's Health Fair-March 10th

Fan Macomb County staff members; Lisa, Erin, Kelley and President,  Judge Linda Davis, presented Hope Not Handcuffs to the Great Lakes Bay Region FAN Chapter. The presentation was held at Delta College.  Local community members, Judges and representation from Midland Police Agencies and Saginaw Agencies were in attendance - March 8th


FAN Macomb County, Katie Donovan, EVP spoke at Troy Drug Court- March 7th

Fan Macomb County, David Clayton, Director presented to the Mount Clemens Kiwanis Club- March 7th

FAN Genesee director Aaron Rubio was asked to sit on the board at the Great Flint Health Coalition to represent FAN, as the have formed a Genesee Community Prescriber's Task Force. They are collecting data on prescribing habits in the county.- March 7th

FAN Genesee director Aaron Rubio met with Barrett Montgomery, Research Staff, Strengthening Flint Families at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. They will be attending our FAN meetings to learn and help. - March 5th

FAN Macomb County, hosted the first Skate for Sobriety Fundraiser. Hockey legends Mickey Redmond and Darren McCarty are two of the legends to skate for the cause- March 2nd

FAN SW Oakland Livingston held a FAN Vaping presentation to South Lyon Parents to Parents @ NHUMC-March 2nd        

Fan Macomb County, Executive Secretary Ryan Zemke was sworn in as a magistrate in 41B District Court- March 1st


FAN Macomb County, Kelley attended AV Charities Best Practices Workshop at Michigan State University campus in Troy- March 1st

FAN Genesee presented to a group on 90 inner city youth at the West Flint Church of the Nazarene. - March 1st

FAN Genesee met with Pastor Tonya Cox from the East Side Mission Church about HNH utilizing their two houses they have purchased to house and help people in active addiction who are waiting for treatment. - March 1st

FAN NW Wayne County, Catherine Zeni attended two Angel Training to prepare for the Angel Coordinator position in Northwest Wayne County- February 2018

FAN SW Oakland Livingston had a FAN Information Table St. Agnes Church on February 27th  

FAN NW Wayne County, Lauren Rousseau was interviewed on live radio and quoted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly regarding the WMU conference. The conference also appeared in Detroit Legal News and was publicized on several local TV stations- February 26th

FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona, presented to the Ingham County Victims Advocate staff meeting in Mason Mi.—Feb 26th

FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona attended an opiate forum at the Foster Community Center- Lansing Mi—Feb 24th 

 

FAN Genesee met with Judy Fridline, Assistant Coordinator for Health Services at Genesee ISD. Discussed school curriculum for education on substance abuse disorder.

- February 23rd
 

FAN Okemos Board Member, P. Pavona, presented at the Opening Session of the Michigan Pharmacy Association’s Annual Conference in Detroit Mi at the Renaissance Center—Feb 23rd 

FAN NW Wayne County, Dara Cockrum, Lauren Rousseau and Brian Spitzbergen met with the Executive Director 911 Coordinator of Western Wayne County to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs- February 22nd

FAN NW Wayne County, Dara Cockrum and Brian Spritzbergen met with Principals and Vice Principals to discuss prevention program at West M.S. in Plymouth, MI- February 21st

 

FAN Genesee director, Aaron Rubio met with Paul Garson, CEO of Genesys Physicians Health Organization to present our HNH and FAN information. After the meeting, Mr.

Garson made a donation and asked that we deliver enough brochures to put in all 40 of the Genesys PHO doctors’ offices. - February 19th
 

FAN Genesee toured the Brighton Hospital facility and met with Scott Masi and the CEO. - February 2018

FAN Okemos Board member, Judge D. Allen provided a podcast for Holt Public Schools—Holt Mi on prescription drugs in the home as a precursor to experimentation/addiction—Feb 15th 

FAN NW Wayne County, Lauren Rousseau authored an article for JURIST about the opioid epidemic and implications on health care policy- February 14th

FAN NW Wayne County, Lauren Rousseau organized and recruited speakers for WMU Cooley’s conference entitled, “The Opioid Epidemic: A Public Health Emergency” Both Lauren and Judge Linda Davis were speakers at the conference. The conference was broadcast to other Cooley campuses and on the school’s Facebook page- February 15th

FAN NW Wayne County, Lauren Rousseau authored an article for JURIST about the opioid epidemic and implications on health care policy- February 14th

FAN NW Wayne County, Lauren Rousseau spoke for Leadership Oakland on the topic of opioid epidemic- February 14th

Huron County, Director, Ruth Schendinger, visited Scheurer Hospital share FAN's mission and vision-February 14th

FAN Lapeer presented to the Great Start Collaborative, presenters were FAN Board Member: Pegg Patten, Tina Dinnan, Cathy Cline and her daughter Shannon. - February 12th 

FAN Huron County Director, Ruth Schendinger, visited Scheurer Hospital ED to share FAN's mission and vision-February 8th

FAN Genesee directors Aaron Rubio and Cheri Pfeiffer met with Trish Beck, Vivitrol representative to discuss hospital presentations. - February 7th

FAN NW Wayne County, Dara Cockrum Provided two 7th and 8th grade assemblies at Lincoln Park M.S. in cooperation with Downriver FAN- February 2nd


FAN Newaygo County is Our 21st FAN Chapter  to launch in Newaygo County MI.  Many community members were in attendence-January 31st

FAN Ionia Montcalm welcomed Montcalm Care Network as one of their forum guests; they attended both the Ionia and the Montcalm meetings, passing out free Narcan kits- January 2018

FAN Fraser was in attendance along with law enforcement, medical and support group representatives for a town hall meeting in Warren to discuss what is being done to combat the nationwide heroin and opioid epidemic. FAN's Director/Youth Coordinator David Clayton, was a part of the panel discussion with several other community partners.  Approximately 175 community members attended the forum. -January 31st

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented at the inaugural Family forum for the newly created Nawago County Chapter Fremont Mi - Jan 31st

FAN Genesee dropped off information to the Genesys Hospital Athletic Club.- January 30th
 

FAN Macomb Hope Not Handcuffs Team attended a meeting with Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Point Shores Police Deaprtments about a possible partnership in 2018.- January 29th

FAN Nortwest Wayne County, Angela Bogota, did a Presentation to ‘Why Try Group’ in Holly, Michigan with ACHC- January 29th

FAN Macomb announced the launch of FAN wearables and accessories via the online portal and SASH. This will allow all the Chapters and FAN Base to order their favorite FAN Gear!!- January 2018


FAN Grand Rapids had a resource table at the One Wyoming event.  Ron and Arlene, Jeanne and Bob T were in attendance- January 27th

FAN Macomb Vice President, Katie Donovan, Presented to several Nurses at the Neonatal Pediatric Conference  on Opioid Crisis in Adolescent Community, - January 26th

FAN SW Oakland Livingston was present at the CDS Foundation Fundraiser.  They had a FAN information table-January 26


FAN Grand Rapids held a resource table at Wellspring Lutheran Services. Board members Jeanne and Donna attended- January 25th

FAN Genesee hosted the Genesee County Health Department in providing free shots and information on Hepatitis A. - January 25th

FAN Genesee held a meeting with a Peer Recovery Coach Panel for the public. 50-60 people attended.- January 25th

FAN Grand Rapids, Executive Secretary, Mary held a blanket drive to benefit Matthews House Ministries, Pine Rest Detox and Guiding Light. – January 2018

FAN Nortwest Wayne County, Jacki McGowan and Heather DeJesus attended the Downriver Angel Training- January 25th
FAN Macomb FAN HNH Team held and Angel Training from 6-8 pm at the Taylor Police Department.  Over 50 angels were trained for the launch-  January 25th

FAN Macomb, HNH Angel Coordinator attended the Troy Community Coalition - Town Hall meeting- January 24th

FAN Nortwest Wayne County, Angela Bogota, attended the January Opioid Panel with ACHC, Troy Community Coalition and Clawson Community Coalition at Troy Public Library- January 24th


FAN Macomb FAN HNH Team held and Angel Training from 6-8 pm for new Macomb County Angels.  Over 40 angels were-  January 23rd


FAN Huron County presented at the Pigeon Rotary Club- several were in attendance- January22

FAN Macomb was honored at a press conference  to be name one of the recipients of a $75,000 grant through the 'Taking Action on Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse in Michigan by Supporting Community Responses Initiative'! Thank you Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and The Superior Health Foundation. You can be sure this grant will be put to continuing the battle against opioid and prescription drug abuse and getting people affected by addiction the help they need and deserve!-January 17th

FAN OKEMOS board member P. Pavona presented at the Harper Woods High School, Harper Woods Mi—re= community opiate forum and FAN intro for chapter creation—Jan 17th

 

FAN FraserPresident, Judge Linda Davis,  was invited back to the White House today to sit in on discussions regarding what the administration is doing to make health care more affordable, Medicare questions and other issues regarding the opioid crisis. We are so proud to have FAN represented in Washington D.C.- January 16th

FAN Macomb hosted a Narcan training. All attendees received free narcan to take home.- January 16th

FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona attended the Ingham County Board Associations young lawyer’s mixer for Eaton and Ingham FAN—January 11th

 

FAN Nortwest Wayne County, President Professor Rousseau gave a presentation to at-risk youth at the Wayne Youth Assistance Program on regarding the dangers of drug abuse and addiction January 4th
 

FAN Nortwest Wayne County, President Professor Rousseau  attended an “angel training” for the FAN Hope Not Handcuffs program in Taylor hosted by Judge Geno Salomone.- January 4th
 

FAN Nortwest Wayne County, Jacki McGowan Brian had a meeting with the Western Wayne Police Chiefs- January 2018

FAN Nortwest Wayne County, President Professor Rousseau, is in the process of organizing a half-day opioid conference that will take place in Lansing on February 15, 2018.  She will be a speaker at the event and has recruited five additional speakers, including Judge Linda Davis, who chairs Governor Snyder’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission; Tish Vincent, Director of the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program of the State Bar of Michigan; Brandy McMillion, Assistant US Attorney, and two people in recovery from opioid addiction. -January 2018

2017 Speaking Engagements & Events

FAN Grandrapids, Jeanne Kapenga, M.D. was interviewed for the Rockford Public Schools student media video clip highlighting the opioid epidemic- December 2017


FAN Grandrapids was mentioned in the Michigan Dental Association monthly magazine with Norm Palm, MS, DDS on FAN's efforts the Opioid Epidemic- December 2017
 

FAN NW Wayne County, Dara Cockrum, attended Lincoln Park Schools Prevention Program meeting with Judge Greg Clifton and Lincoln Park School Staff in Lincoln Park, Michigan- December 20th

FAN Okemos board/advisory board members coordinated efforts with others within the community to provideProject Assert; utilizing Peer Recovery Coaches in the ED.  This Emergency Department intervention plan is funding a pilot program via a Peer Recovery Coach approach to assist with local efforts to address addiction.   The coaches Began working in the Sparrow, McLaren and St Lawrence Emergency departments in November.  Their job responsibility is to engage and support individuals who present with a substance use disorder—and an emphasis is placed on those individuals admitted for opiate overdose reversal.    Special Kudos to E. Spence, and D. Smith (and their teams) for their diligent efforts.-2017 Best Accomplishment

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston FAN  presenting to all South Lyon High School Health Classes with speakers in recovery led by board member therapist Denise Barney.- December 15th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten, Tina Dinnan and Tim Brady attended the Lapeer Chamber of Commerce afterhours mixer. – December 2017
 

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, Karen Wood, Kathy Bartz, Willie Kalousdian, Ryan Zemke, Kelley Nahas and Judge Linda Davis met with representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan regarding a potential grant. – December 20th 

FAN NW Wayne County, Dara Cockrum, attended Downriver FAN ‘Hope Not Handcuffs’ meeting held in Taylor, Michigan- December 19th
 

FAN NW Wayne County, Lauren Rousseau, attended Downriver FAN ‘Hope Not Handcuffs’ meeting held in Taylor, Michigan. - December 19th

FAN NW Wayne County, Lauren Rousseau, presented awareness materials to Wayne Youth Assistance Program students.  Audience of approximately 20 students.  Advisors present.  Held in Wayne, Michigan. - December 19th
 

FAN NW Wayne County, Brian Spitsberge, attended Downriver FAN ‘Hope Not Handcuffs’ meeting held in Taylor, Michigan- December 19th
 

FAN NW Wayne County, Catherine Zeni, attended Downriver FAN ‘Hope Not Handcuffs’ meeting held in Taylor, Michigan- December 19th

FAN NW Wayne County, Andrew Hopson, attended Downriver FAN ‘Hope Not Handcuffs’ meeting held in Taylor, Michigan- December 19th

FAN NW Wayne County, Andrew Hopson, presented awareness materials to Wayne Youth Assistance Program students.  Audience of approximately 20 students.  Advisors present.  Held in Wayne, Michigan.- December 19th
 

FAN NW Wayne County, Jacqueline McGowan, attended Downriver FAN ‘Hope Not Handcuffs’ meeting held in Taylor, Michigan- December 19th
 

AN Macomb Judge Linda Davis and David Clayton presented to the Nursing Leadership Team at McLaren Macomb Hospital. – December 19th 

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston FAN is part of a presentation/information evening for parents of both Middle Schools- December 19th

FAN Okemos board members Judge D. Allen and P. Pavona attended an educational session in Okemos on a pilot program being offered in Ingham County—spearheaded by retired Judge H. Hoffman.  Cooperative venture for long term housing specific to drug/sobriety court clients—with an emphasis on/for those struggling with opiate addiction. - December 14th

FAN Lapeer held their FAN forum with the focus of the meeting was to remember those lost, encourage those still struggling and celebrate with those in recovery.  Recovery Speaker Nicole and her mother shared their story.  Several others shared their stories as well. - December 14th

FAN Lapeer, Tina Dinnan attended the Operation RX Community in Crisis Conference in Macomb County- December 13th

FAN Okemos board member E. Spense presented in Lansing to the MDHHS HIV/STDI division on accessing SUD treatment in their region—December 12th. 

FAN NW Wayne County, Brian Spitsbergen, attended meeting with Judge Greg Clifton and Dara Cockrum (Northwest Wayne FAN) regarding Lincoln Park Schools Prevention Program in Lincoln Park, Michigan- December 11th

FAN NW Wayne County, Dara Cockrum attended meeting with Judge Greg Clifton and Brian Spitsbergen (Northwest Wayne FAN) regarding Lincoln Park Schools Prevention Program in Lincoln Park, Michigan- December 11th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis attended a roundtable discussion with The Children’s Hospital Foundation to discuss community efforts to help children and young adults. – December 8th 

FAN NW Wayne County, Dara Cockrum, attended Dr. Corey Waller’s presentation sponsored by Monroe Opioid Task Force in Monroe, Michigan- December 5th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan presented at the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) National Law Enforcement Summit in Boston, MA. – December 5th & 6th 

FAN Macomb Willie Kalousdian was the guest speaker at the Romeo forum. – December 5th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis spoke to McLaren Macomb Hospital about providing Hope Not Handcuffs information to their overdose and substance use patients. – December 4th 

FAN Lapeer, Pegg Patten participated in the Lapeer Christmas parade representing FAN. -  December 2nd

FAN Macomb Ryan Zemke presented at the Wayne County District Judges Association. – December 1st 

FAN Okemos board member J. Bessonen presented at the “court to schools” educational session at Holt High school,

Holt Mi—November 30th

FAN Okemos board member D. Allen presented at the Michigan Sheriff’s Associations annual seminar, Lansing Mi---November 30th

FAN Okemos Board Members E. Spence, M. Hull, and P. Pavona took part in the all chapters quarterly call in/web meeting—November 29th

FAN Macomb Dr. Anthony Colucci, Ken Daniels and David Clayton spoke to Novi High School athletes about each of their unique experiences with addiction. – November 29th
 
FAN Macomb hosted the Quarterly All Chapter Web Conference. – November 29th 

FAN Lapeer Tina participated in the Quarterly All Chapter Web Meeting. – November 29th

FAN Macomb David Clayton presented FAN and Hope Not Handcuffs to the UAW Local 600. – November 29th 

FAN Okemos board members E. Spence and P. Pavona and advisory member D. Smith attended the Rapid Response community meeting, Mason Mi—November 27th

FAN Macomb Dr. Daniel Salvasi, Tiffany Morelli, RN and Peter Hudson were the guest speakers at the Fraser forum. Dr. Salvasi discussed surgery and the opioid crisis. Tiffany Morelli spoke about her experiences with addiction and overdose as an ER Nurse. Peter Hudson spoke about his experiences with addiction and overdose in the ER and as a Detroit Firefighter. Over 130 people attended – November 21st 

FAN Macomb John Matarella taught a Narcan training class. Free Narcan was distributed to the attendees. – November 21st 

FAN Macomb Volunteer,  Terri Braden, manned a FAN information table at a Drug Awareness and Testimony event held at St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church. – November 19th 

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis and Lisa Boska attended the Downriver Forum to present Hope Not Handcuffs. – November 16th 

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan met with SHAR Macomb and New Oakland about possibly partnering and creating a new substance use program. – November 15th 

FAN Macomb held a New Angel training at Christ Church Fraser. Approximatly 50 new angels joined the HNH team – November 11th 

FAN Lapeer Tim Brady had an information table at the health expo event hosted by Rebekah’s Health Store. Rebekah gave the Lapeer Chapter a donation of $885. – November 11th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan was a guest speaker at the Macomb NA Conference.  – November 10th 

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented at the Great Lakes Bay Region inaugural family forum University Center Mi—November 9th

FAN Lapeer The monthly forum was held at St. Matthews. Pegg Patten and Dan Basey shared tips for handling the stress of the holiday season. – November 9th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis, Lisa Boska, Judge Salomone and Chief Blair met with the Downriver Chapter regarding Hope Not Handcuffs in Wayne County. – November 7th

FAN Macomb Scott Steenburgh was the guest speaker at the Romeo forum.  – November 7th 

FAN Macomb President, Judge Linda Davis spoke on behalf of FAN at the Royal Oak Church event; Clean Comedy for a Cause benefiting FAN. Several Board members and FAN supporters attended.  The night raised almost $900 for FAN – November 3rd 

FAN Macomb Kenny Spear was the key not speaker at Healthy Chesterfield while Wendie Lowe and Terri Braden manned the FAN information table. – November 2nd

FAN Macomb Director,  Willie Kalousdian was a guest speaker at the Regional Pediatric Conference held at Wyndham Gardens in Sterling Heights. Willie touched on his personal story, facts and stats on addiction and the prescription drug epidemic, how to deal with patients in active addiction and preventative measures prior to that point – November 3rd 

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented at the Eaton County FAN inaugural family forum, Charlotte Mi—November 2nd

FAN Macomb Kenny Spear was the key not speaker at Healthy Chesterfield.  FAN had an informational table there for the attendees. – November 2nd 

FAN Okemos Advisory Member J. Kepenga attended legislative session in Lansing Mi, -November 2nd

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, Judge Linda Davis and FAN Grandrpaids President Jeanne Kapenga were present at the Capital Opioid Education Forum in in Lansing. Rep. Winnie Brinks invited FAN to coordinate an expert speaker panel for education for legislators and their staff only.  The November 2 event was hugely successful, with a request to repeat it.  February 8 is the current date pending;  will be similar format, including updates.  – November 2nd 

FAN Okemos Board Member D. Allen presented at the Hold Lions Club, Holt Mi—November 2nd

FAN Macomb Phil Pavona and David Clayton presented to parents, community leaders and students at Garden City High School. – November 1st 

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented at Napoleon High School, Napoleon Mi—November 1st 

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan testified before the FDA Advisory Committee to advocate for the approval of CAM2038 Buprenorphine Depot for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. – October 31st

FAN Macomb was present at the MCOSA Community Forum “Opioid Crisis in Macomb County, Impact and Response” held at MISD. – October 30th

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston FAN presentation to St. Joseph Church youth group and parents.- October 2017

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan and Brenda Ruddock passed out candy and FAN information at the Halloween Treat Walk in downtown Lapeer. – October 28th 

FAN Okemos Board Members J. Bessonen and P. Pavona and advisory board member G. Dagner presented at the Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge Mi—October 27th.       

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis was at The White House to attend President Trump’s signing of the Executive Order declaring the Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Emergency. – October 26th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan attended a meeting with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and My Life Recovery Centers where they discussed paying for longer inpatient stays for people with Substance Use Disorder.  – October 25th

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented in Pentwater Mi to interested parties from Oceana County regarding potential of a FAN chapter—October 25th.

FAN Lapeer Cheri Pfeiffer attended an information sharing event sponsored by the Lapeer County Commissioners where she shared information about FAN and Hope Not Handcuffs. – October 23rd 

FAN Macomb Hosted a Drug Impact Panel for participants who have been ordered by the Courts to attend. – October 23rd


FAN Macomb was one of  four charties to present at the Thrivent Financial Event. It was an event for Thrivent stakeholders to find resources and learn more about how you can give back.  FAN received support for Kyle's house Sunday dinners and also for the Hope Not Handcuffs angel kits supplies. – October 23rd

FAN Lapeer Vickie Phelps did a presentation at the Imlay City Senior Center about safe disposal of medications and provided a Deterra bucket to collect unused medications. – October 19th 

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented at the newly created Down River Fan inaugural family forum---October 19th. 
 

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston FAN attended curriculum nights with FAN information table at both Centennial and Millennium Middle Schools- October 2017
 

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston FAN attended South Lyon High School curriculum night with FAN information table.- October 2017


FAN Macomb John Mattarella taught a Narcan training class. Free Narcan was distributed to the attendees. – October 17th

FAN Macomb David Clayton appeared on Flashpoint, WDIV Channel 4’s weekly hot topic program to discuss the Opioid epidemic. – October 15th

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona was interviewed by Mary Beth Crain from Oceana County for a 3 part newspaper series to be published prior to a community forum on the opiate crisis and potential of a local FAN chapter—October 13th. 

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis and Katie Donovan presented Hope Not Handcuffs to the Staff of the 52-4 District Court in Troy. – October 13th

FAN Lapper The monthly forum was held at St. Matthews.  Rose Reiz did a presentation about hypnotherapy as a pain management alternative. – October 12th 

FAN Macomb 6th annual  FAN Fall Fest was held with over 1,000 guests in attendance at Penna’s of Sterling Heights. This year’s event featured Hope Not Handcuffs. – October 10th

FAN Lapeer Vickie Phelps manned an information table at the Women’s Expo event sponsored by McLaren Hospital. – October 5th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten attended the Forgotten Man Ministries banquet and provided information about FAN and Hope Not Handcuffs. – October 5th

FAN Okemos Board Members Judge D. Allen and P. Pavona presented at the Okemos Lutheran Church in Okemos---October 5th 

FAN Macomb David Clayton represented FAN at the Macomb County Blue Cross Community Advisory Council Meeting. – October 4th

FAN Lapeer attended the Community Collaborative Meeting. – October 4th

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan and Pegg Patten attended a community information sharing event at the Free Methodist Church in Lapeer.  Information about FAN and Hope Not Handcuffs was shared. – October 1st 

FAN Macomb provided resources to attendees at the RIFFFEST help at DTE Music Theater.  Many in attendance were provided with resources on addiction and support– September 29th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis participated in a roundtable discussion at The White House with Melania Trump, Kellyanne Conway,Tom Price and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who chairs a presidential commission on drug abuse and opioids. -  September 28th

FAN Okemos Board member A. Lick presented at the Sparrow Pain symposium event—East Lansing Mi.— September 28th  
FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented on “Drug Abuse in The Community”, Beaumont Hospital Troy Mi. – September. 28th 

FAN Macomb Phil Pavona, Tiffany Morelli and David Clayton presented to the Parish of Nurses at Troy Beaumont. – September 28th

FAN Okemos Board member A. Lick presented at the BCBS Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Academy in Lansing- Mi September 27th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan testified before the House of Representatives for 2 Senate Bills. – September 27th

FAN Okemos Board Member E. Spence and advisory member J. Kapenga attended the State-wide SUD conference at the Lansing Center—September 25th and 26th  

FAN Lapeer Vickie Phelps participated in a grant writing class through Michigan State University. –
September 25th -26th

FAN Macomb attended the Resource Fair held at St. Joseph’s Chaldean Catholic Church. Many communiyt members were in attendance and FAN provided them with infromation on addicition support resources. – September 24th

FAN Macomb along with FA and Tomorrow a Better Day had resources available to the attendees at CARE of Southeast Michigan’s Ride for Recovery. – September 23rd

FAN Lapeer Vickie Phelps manned an information table at the Lapeer Senior Celebration. A Deterra
bucket was available and we collected over 600 pills. – September 22nd

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, David Clayton and Mark Rudolph took part in project at the University of Michigan Arts and Music Department. The students will be taking their stories and creating a musical performance based on them. – September 22nd

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan did a podcast with Beyond Hope based in Seattle.  The focus was on family in recovery – September 20th

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan and Pegg Patten attended a community outreach event in Sanilac County
featuring speaker Randy Grimes. – September 20th

FAN Macomb Fraser’s monthly form featured a panel of speakers regarding Hope Not Handcuffs. The panel consisted of two parents who lost children to overdose, two Hope Not Handcuffs Angels, two Hope Not Handcuffs participants, Lisa Pettis and George Rouhib from the Fraser Department of Public Safety, Sargent Baron Brown of the Ferndale Police Department.  Over 100 community members attended the meeting – September 19th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis was a featured speaker along with Andre Johnson a Detroit Recovery Project’s Townhall Meeting. – September 19th

FAN Macomb John Mattarella taught a free Narcan training class where attendees were taught how to recognize an overdose and how to administer Narcan. After the class, each attendee was given a free Narcan kit.   Over 50 attendee were trained and given Narcan – September 19th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten and Tim Brady manned a booth at the Almont Heritage Festival. Several community members attended– September16th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis and Katie Donovan spoke at Rock N’ Resources along with Randy Grimes and Jeannie Richards. Hope Not Handcuffs had Angels in attendance to help anyone looking for substance use treatment. – September 16th

FAN Lapeer Gary Austin did a presentation on Narcan at the monthly forum. – September 14th

FAN Macomb Held a training class for new Angels for Hope Not Handcuffs. Over 50 more new Angels were in attendace – September 14th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan met with John Beeding to assist in setting up partnerships and referrals in for his new sober living home in Macomb County- September

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis sat on a Panel of addiction professionals through The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare at The Capital Grille in Troy. – September 12th.

FAN Macomb WDIV Channel 4 news featured a special that ran all day regarding opioid addiction in Michigan. Katie Donovan was interviewed live on the air and she had a web chat going all day with David Clayton. Channel 4 featured a story on Hope Not Handcuffs and had a live phone bank running all day. FAN volunteers manned the phones along with Brighton Center for Recovery and CARE of Southeast Michigan. – September 6th

FAN Macomb Michael White was the speaker at Romeo’s monthly forum. Michael served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years and he shared his story of recovery with over 25 years clean and sober. – September 5th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis, Katie Donovan and CARE of Southeast Michigan met with the CEOs and Presidents of Henry Ford, McLaren Macomb, St. Johns Macomb and Beaumont hospitals to discuss the possibility of rolling out Hope Not Handcuffs in the hospitals and to educate the staff on addiction.  – September 1st.

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston FAN attended curriculum nights with FAN information table at both Centennial and Millennium Middle SchoolsFAN Lapeer Tim Brady, Brenda Ruddock and Pegg Patten attended an after-hours mixer for the Lapeer

Chamber of Commerce. Pegg shared information about Hope Not Handcuffs and the upcoming Narcan
training at the monthly forum. Pegg also encouraged members to watch the Channel 4 special coverage
of the opioid crisis in Michigan. – September 1 st

FAN Macomb attended the International Overdose Awareness Vigil at Christ Church Fraser on Thursday, August 31st.  Several hundred attended the event hosted by FA, Tomorrow a Better Day, Christ Church Fraser and FAN. It was a beautiful tribute to those loved ones we lost too soon in our community to an overdose. - August 31st


FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution in
collaboration with Barry County Drug Task Force National Overdose Prevention Day, Barry County -  August 31st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to
Mattawan Schools, Van Buren County - August 30th

FAN Macomb shared FAN and HNH resources at The Opiate and Heroin Awareness  Campaign of Hope at Ford Sterling Axle Plant. – August 29th 
 

FAN Macomb hosted a Drug Impact Panel for Court ordered participants. This month’s panel consisted of Anthony Mattarella, Matt Schiller and Linda Taylor. -August 29th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - August 28th


FAN Macomb , Executive Vice President, Katie Donovan and Roseville's Chief of  Police, Chief Berlin held a meetign regarding a potential door knocking program. August 22nd 

FAN Lapeer, Vickie Phelps manned an information table at a Farmer’s Market in Genesee County. She
had an opportunity to speak about addiction, share her story and share information verbally about FAN.  Hundres
of community members were in attendance– August 19th

FAN Lapeer, Pegg Patten The Lapeer Female Citizen of the Year, represented Lapeer FAN as the Grand Marshal in
the Lapeer Days Parade. – August 19th

FAN Lapeer held their 4th Run Drugs out of Town event.   200 participants were involved in the event. – August 20th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County- August 21st

FAN Lapeer had an information booth at the Lapeer Days Festival. Information about FAN, Operation RXand Hope Not Handcuffs was made available. August 18th -20th


FAN Macomb was present at the Live Rite’s Battle of the Bands.  Angel Coordinator, Lisa Boska shared HNH and FAN materials to several of the attendees at the event. – August 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Berrien County - August 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - August 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred
Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - August 17th

FAN Montcalm/Ionia The Greenville meeting was held where Ken Baker of Soaring Above Teen Center
shared his story about going from being in a gang and dealing drugs to becoming the founder of Soaring
Above to keep kids off the streets and clean. – August 17th

FAN Macomb Fraser’s monthly forum consisted of a panel of three people in recovery and a father who lost his son to overdose. Q&A was allowed at the end of the discussion. – August 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to the Cassopolis City Commission, Cass County, August 14th

FAN Macomb, Narcan Trainer, John Matarella trained approximately 40 people about how to recognize an overdose and how to Narcan. Evzio autoinjectors and nasal spray were distributed for free for all attendees. – August 15th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - August 14th

FAN Macomb was the sole beneficiary from the  Little Camille’s and The New Baltimore Chamber of Commerce fundraiser called Music by the Ba.  Kelley Nahas, Erin Whitkopf and Jen Busuito worked the FAN table. Lisa Wood and her sweet daughter Isabella worked the lemonade stand, in which all proceeds went to Hope Not Handcuffs. – August 12th 


FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Interfaith Homes, Kalamazoo County - August 10th

FAN Macomb Erin Whitkopf was interviewed by WDIV with a Hope Not Handcuffs participant that she assisted in finding treatment. Segment to air on September 5th-6th during their special “Opioid Nation: An American Epidemic”. – August 10th 


FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to Open
Doors Housing Association, Kalamazoo County - August 9th

Kim Prowse, Representative from the Region 10 PHIP, was the featured speaker at the monthly forum.Kim met with the Board prior to the meeting to answer questions about placement referrals and gaps inservices. – August 10th


FAN Macomb Diane Engardio, Katie Donovan, Judge Linda Davis and Kelley Nahas, along with NW Wayne County FAN Board Members: Brian Spitsbergen and Lauran Rouseau had a conference call regarding a potential Hope Not Handcuffs program in Wayne County. – August 10th 
 

FAN Macomb Erin Whitkopf shared many resources and a FAN table at the Sterling Heights Police Department’s National Night Out. Several community members were present. – August 8th 

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan met with Chief Berlin from the City of Roseville to discuss a potential Door Knocking Program. – August 8th 

FAN Macomb Erin Whitkopf, Lisa Boska, Kelley Nahas, Diane Engardio and Katie Donovan attended a meeting with the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse regarding Hope Not Handcuffs. – August 8th 

FAN Macomb was present at the WRIF Rockin Golf Outing. Kelley Nahas and Erin Whitkopf shared many FAN and HNH resources to the attendees. – August 7th 

FAN Macomb was present at the North Gratiot Cruise. Angel Coordinator, Lisa Boska share many FAN and HNH resources to attendees at the event– August 5th 

FAN Lapeer Michelle and Mike Grappin hosted an information table at the Lost in the Woods musicevent at Torzewski Park in Lapeer. – August 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Kalamazoo County Drug Task Force meeting, Kalamazoo County - August 4th


FAN Macomb was present at the Operation RX Steering Committee Meeting. – August 4th

August 4th FAN Montcalm/Ionia  forum was held. State Trooper Kevin Sweeny presented the Michigan
State Police’s Angel Program. Dr. Nancy Dettmann presented about addiction, recovery progress and
MAP’s and Deputies Strauble and Casul spoke about programs in Ionia County jails. – August 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - August 3rd


FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred
Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County- August 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to Center
for Healing Sturgis, St. Joseph County - August 3rd 


FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten attended the Community Collaborative Meeting and shared information about the upcoming Run Drugs out of Town event. – August 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan tables at the annual Take Back the Night- August 1st 

FAN Macomb Andrew Hanus presented at the monthly forum for Romeo held at The Masonic Lodge. Several communites were in attendance to hear Andrew's journey with addiction. – August 1st 

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten had an opportunity to speak with Representative Paul Mitchell about the
impact changes in Medicaid could have in treatment access for those seeking help with their addiction.
She invited him to attend our September meeting to hear the stories and concerns of families. – August

FAN Lapeer Lapeer FAN was again the featured charity for the Lapeer Car Show.  Pegg Patten distributed information regarding FAN and Operation RX.  We received $221 because of the 50/50 raffle held by the DBA. - July 31st
 
FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Professional Counselor’s Meeting, Berrien County - July 28th

FAN Macomb, Lisa Boska, presented Hope Not Handcuffs to the Building Community Partners. Several people wre in attendance to learn more about this initiative. – July 27th 

FAN Okemos VP, P. Pavona, presented via phone conference to interested parties in Newago county—re- potential chapter. -July 27th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten and Tina Dinnan participated in the quarterly meeting with FAN Fraser. - July 26th

FAN Isabella County, President Gonzalez,  attended the Michigan Indian Elders Association Conference at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. She educated Tribal Elders about FAN, addiction, enabling, current FAN chapters and withdrawal symptoms. -July 26th

FAN Macomb Hosted the first All Chapter Web/Video Conference Meeting. Representation from 11 current chapters and one future FAN Chapter participated. – July 26th 

FAN Okemos D. Allen, J. Barron and P. Pavona took part in FAN’s first quarterly video conference. – July 26th

FAN Lapeer FAN had an information table at the Eastern Michigan State Fair in Imlay City. - July 25-29th

FAN Macomb Anthony Mattarella, Chris Heron, Erin Whitkopf and Steve Isakovic spoke on FAN’s Drug Impact Panel at Christ Church, Fraser.  – July 25th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - July 24th

FAN Lapeer Tim Brady and Jessica Waldek had an information table at the Imlay City Blueberry Festival. - July 21-22nd

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten and Tina Dinnan attended the Wake-Up Lapeer breakfast at which time Tina shared information about Hope Not Handcuffs and promoted our Run Drugs out of Town event coming up on August 20th.  Sponsorship information was shared and several businesses offered to place our run signs at their place of business. -  July 20th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred
Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - July 20th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - July 20th

FAN Montcalm/Ionia, State Trooper Kevin Sweeny, presented the Michigan State Police’s Angel
Program at the Greenville meeting. Montcalm Sherriff Greg Sergula donated $1,000 to FAN & spoke
about programs in county jails and Dr. Nancy Dettmann presented about addiction, recovery progress
and MAP’s. – July 20th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan and Kelley Nahas met with Daniel Clements from 101.1 The WRIF to discuss future collaborations and sponsorship opportunities. – July 19th 

FAN Okemos VP, P. Pavona, and advisory board member, L. Vail member, attended the Ingham Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative task force in Lansing Mi- July 19th


FAN Macomb Kelley Nahas attended a meeting with the MCMCA regarding the 2017 MCMCA Golf fundraiser held in May to recap and begin planning for next year. – July 18th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution for the
Recovery Room, Van Buren County - July 18th

FAN Macomb Tommy Kraus (aka: Tommy Gunz) was the guest speaker at the monthly forum in Fraser. He present to over 100 attendees. – July 18th

FAN Lapeer Sara * from Channel 25 news interviewed Judge Barnard regarding the new program. -July 18th

FAN Lapeer the County Press ran an article about the new drug court that is being developed in Lapeer County.  Judge Laura Barnard is spearheading the new drug court. - July 16th

FAN Macomb held their annual Run Drugs Out of Town event.  Over 30 vendors, 100 sponsors and  2,300 people in attendance. – July 15th 

FAN Lapeer at our regular FAN meeting Diane Welker, a nurse practioner spoke on Pain Management and covered topics of dependency and addiction. - July 13th

FAN Lapeer Cheri Pfeiffer and Brenda Nuz did an interview with Channel 25 reporter Andrea Chodnicki.  The interview highlighted the opioid epidemic and the need for treatment resources.  Hope not Handcuffs was also highlighted. - July 13th

FAN Macomb David Clayton presented Hope Not Handcuffs to The Clinton Township Area Optimist Club at their monthly meeting. – July 12th 

 

FAN Montcalm/ Ionia and The Montcalm Prevention Collaborative trained community members about how
to recognize and overdose and use Narcan. – July 12th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Bim’s
Birthday Bash Music Festival, Van Buren County - July 11th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - July 10th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan, Kelley Nahas, Lisa Boska and Erin Whitkopf met to discuss streamlining procedures for Hope Not Handcuffs. – July 10th 

FAN Lapeer was the designated charity for the Lapeer Car Show.  Pegg Patten distributed information regarding FAN. $64 was received because of the 50/50 drawing held by the Lapeer DBA. - July 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County- July 6th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented about FAN and overdose prevention to Paw Paw Lions Club, Van
Buren County - July 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to
Cassopolis OBGYN, Cass County - July 5th

FAN Macomb Lisa Boska and Keith Messervy presented Hope Not Handcuffs to The Green Party of Macomb. – July 5th 

FAN Montcalm/ Ionia community members were trained about how to recognize an overdose and how
to use Narcan. – June 30th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to St.
Joseph County Drug Task Force Group, St. Joseph County - June 29th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution Loaves
and Fishes Food Bank, Kalamazoo County - June 28th

FAN Macomb, Erin Whitkopf attended the McLaren Macomb Medical Education Luncheon for new Residents at the hospital. – June 28th 

FAN Macomb,  Executive VP and Co Founder of the Hope Not Handcuffs Initiative, Katie Donovan,  received a Leadership Award from PAARI in Boston, MA. for all her work with the HNH program.  Over 250 guests were in attendance from across the United States, including Richard Bau, the White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP),  – June 28th

FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona, presented to Hayes Green Beach Hospital In Eaton County Mi. - June 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - June 26th

FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona, presented to interested community members regarding an Eaton county chapter of FAN - June 26th 

FAN Macomb Hope Not Handcuffs Angels and Alumni marched in the Bay Rama Parade in New Baltimore. – June 25th 

FAN Macomb Erin Whitkopf manned the FAN table for an event put on by the Hispanic Coalition of Macomb at St. Francis Maximilian in Ray, MI. – June 25th 

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten, Tim Brady and Vickie Phelps attended the Color our Community With Hope walk in Imlay City. Pegg promoted Lapeer’s Run Drugs Out of Town.  Vickie Phelps shared her son’s story, presented Hope Not Handcuffs and talked about her involvement as an Angel with the program. – June 24th 

FAN Lapeer Tim Brady, Brenda Ruddock and Pegg Patten attended the Lapeer Chamber After Hours Mixer to provide information about the Run Drugs out of Town event. – June 22nd 

FAN Lapeer Brenda Ruddock, Tina Dinnan and Tim Brady manned an information table at Lapeer Family Fun Day.  Information about FAN and Run Drugs Out of Town was distributed. – June 22nd 

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan accepted a donation from The Shelby Macomb Kiwanis Club for Hope Not Handcuffs. – June 21st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to the
Charles Group Security, Kalamazoo County -June 21st

FAN Macomb An Angel training for Hope Not Handcuffs was held at Christ Church. – June 21st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to
Calhoun County Health Department, Calhoun County - June 20th 

FAN Macomb The Fraser Forum was held at Christ Church. Bonnie Garschagen-Phillips was the featured speaker. – June 20th 

FAN Macomb CARE of Southeastern Michigan celebrated their 40th Anniversary at the Care for a Taste event at The General Motors Heritage Center and FAN was one of many distinguished honorees. Linda Davis, Kathy Bartz, Mike May, Chelsea Gannon and Tiffany Morelli were in attendance. – June 20th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution for Pills
Anonymous, Calhoun County - June 17th

FAN Macomb A group of dedicated volunteers and board members placed Run Drugs Out of Town signs across Macomb County to advertise for the Run – June 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution for
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health, Kalamazoo County - June 16th 

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County, June 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred
Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - June 15th

FAN Montcalm/ Ionia had a Social & Recap at the Greenville forum. – June 15thFAN Macomb Board Meeting was held. – June 15th

FAN Macomb Diane Engardio presented Hope Not Handcuffs at the ACHC FAN forum. June 14th

FAN Macomb Judge Linda Davis, Kathy Bartz, Katie Donovan, Kelley Nahas and Lisa Boska met with Sheriff Anthony Wickersham to discuss a recovery section at the Macomb County jail. – June 13th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - June 13th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Community AIDS Resource Center, Kalamazoo County - June 13th

FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona, met with/presented to interested parties in Macomb County regarding recovery coaching via jails/re-entry - June 13th

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan met with Andrea Johnson to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs in Wayne County. – June 13th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Green
Gables Transitional Housing, Barry County-June 12th 

FAN Macomb Katie Donovan toured a set of local sober living homes with the owner. – June 12th 

FAN Lapeer Angel training for Hope Not Handcuffs Angels was held at St. Matthews. – June 8th 

FAN Lapeer The monthly forum was held at St. Matthews Church. Officer Andy Wetzel from Lapeer City Police was the featured speaker. – June 8th 

FAN Macomb was present at the 2017 Macomb County Leadership Graduation in support of Board member, Ryan Zemke-June 7th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten attended a Chamber Networking luncheon where she shared information about Hope Not Handcuffs and promoted the Run Drugs out of Town event scheduled for August 20th. – June 7th 

FAN Macomb Romeo’s monthly forum was held at The Masonic Lodge. Erin Whitkopf was the featured speaker who discussed her family’s history with substance abuse and the importance of entire family’s recovery. – June 6th 

FAN Grandrapids President, Jeanne Kapenga presented at the Western Michigan University Opioid Summit in Grand Rapids -June 6th

FAN Grandrapids President, Jeanne Kapenga was interviewed for the Grand Rapids Press/MLive-June 6th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to Pine
Rest, Kalamazoo County- June 5th

FAN Macomb Kathy Bartz attended the Blue Cross Macomb County CAC meeting. – June 5th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten did an interview on WMPC regarding the Hope Not Handcuffs program and the upcoming Angel training – June 5th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred
Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - June 1st

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County- June 1st

FAN Montcalm/ Ionia Family support group was held. – June 1st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at The
Haven Recovery Center, Calhoun County MI. - May 31st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution The
Recovery Center Opioid Awareness Group, Calhoun County MI.- May 31

FAN Fraser Katie Donovan spoke at the Lapeer Hope Not Handcuffs Angel Training and Press
Conference. – May 31

FAN Lapeer Angel training was held for Hope Not Handcuffs followed by a press conference. – May 31st

FAN Fraser Erin Whitkopf manned the FAN table at the BeneSys Wellness Fair in Troy. – May 25th
 

FAN Fraser Judge Linda Davis spoke at the MI Association of Treatment Court Professionals –
May 25th

 

FAN Lapeer Angel training was held for Hope Not Handcuffs with media coverage from ABC12. – May 25th
 
FAN Okemos Board member, P. Pavona, was recognized and received the “Home Town Hero” award from Modern Woodmen.  Judge Allen, J. Lowe, and D. Smith also attended –May 24th 

FAN Okemos Board members, A. Lick and P. Pavona, represented FAN in provided testimony to the MI. Legislative House on Bills 4403-4408 May 24th

FAN Okemos Board member, J. Besonen, attended the Mi Association of District Court Probation Officers annual conference –May 24th-26th   

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten and Vickie Phelps did a presentation to the Lapeer Rotary Club.   Vickie shared her son’s story of how his addiction to prescription pain medication lead to his use of heroin and ultimately his death due to overdose. – May 23rd 

 

FAN Fraser was the beneficiary of the Macomb County Medical Control Authority 2nd Annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting Hope Not Handcuffs at Gowanie Golf Club in Harrison Township.- May 22nd

FAN Lapeer the women in recovery support group was held.  There were four women in attendance.  Alexa McClelland was our recovery speaker. – May 22nd 

FAN Fraser Freddy’s Bar and Grill hosted a fundraising event and donated the proceeds to Hope Not Handcuffs raising $2,600 for the cause. Many FAN Board members and Angel volunteers were in attendance along with some of the participants families. – May 20th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County MI, May 22 nd .

FAN Okemos board members, Judge D. Allen, P. Pavona and advisory members L. Vail and A. Emerson, were interviewed at different times throughout the month for an “all month opiate series” by WLNS TV 6.

FAN Lapeer Jessica Waldek manned an education table from 10 am - 2 pm at the Lapeer Community Mental Health Family Fun Day. – May 20th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred
Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County MI - May 19th.

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to Berrien
County Health Dept., Berrien County MI- May 19th .

FAN Fraser Katie Donovan presented Hope Not Handcuffs at the UFAM MI Rally and also had a table at the event in Lansing.-May 18th

FAN Okemos Board member, A. Lick, attended the Unite to Face Addiction rally in Lansing Mi –May 18th

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Greenville’s Family support group was held. – May 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - May 18th.

FAN Lapeer Angel training was held for Hope Not Handcuffs. – May 18th
 
FAN Okemos Board Member, P. Pavona, presented to students in Grass Lake Mi at Grass Lake High school—May 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to Barry
County Posse, Barry County MI - May 17th .

FAN Okemos Advisory member, J. Kapenga, attended the Ingham opiate task force—May 17th

FAN Lapeer Cheri Pfeiffer met with staff from Region 10 PIHP regarding referrals for treatment via Hope Not Handcuffs. They are onboard and will make sure person’s handling calls are aware of the program and will do their best to help facilitate placements. – May 16th

FAN Okemos Board Member, P. Pavona, presented to parents in St Johns Mi—May 16th

FAN Fraser Judge Linda Davis spoke at Leadership Macomb. – May 16th

FAN Lapeer, Pegg Patten, Tina Dinnan, Tim Brady and Gloria Sherman attended the Lapeer County Foundation Gala as recipients of grant funding for our women’s program.  We received $2,500 this year for the program.  This is the second year in a row we have received funding from the Foundation. – May 16th

FAN Montcalm & Ionia had a table at Greenville Stop the Madness Drug Awareness Event. – May 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution for Union
City School staff, Calhoun County MI - May 15th

FAN Lapeer Michelle VanLaan, Lori Strength and Deputy Joe Davis did presentations to health classes at Kearsley Schools. – May 15th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at New
Buffalo High School, Berrien County MI -May 12th

FAN Southwest Michigan Presented at the annual Michigan Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Counselors Spring Conference, St. Johns Michigan - May 12th

FAN Lapeer’s monthly forum was held at St. Matthews and Danny Martinez, from the Salvation Army in Flint, was our featured speakers.  He brought several men who are currently involved in the program to share their stories. – May 11th 

AN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at
Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County, May 8th

FAN Okemos Board Member, P. Pavona, presented to over 300 attendees in Harris Mi to the “Upper Mi. S.A.V.E. conference May 8th

FAN Grandrapids President, Jeanne Kapenga presented to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Lecture Seminar series.  Several were in attendance- May 7th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred
Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County- May 4th.

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - May 4th.

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Members had a presentation for local youth. – May 4th

FAN Lapeer The Annual Spring Fling was held at the Lapeer Country Club.   Sam Price, from 1016 Recovery program was featured speaker and the event was covered in the County Press. – May 3rd & 4th 

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Members attended the Grand Rapids monthly forum. – May 2nd

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Co-sponsored the Montcalm Recovery Symposium. Speakers were Dr. Rev, Jerrold T. Jones and Sandy K. Dettmann, MD. – April 29th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented to the Edgewood Community Scholars in East Lansing, MI. – April 29th

FAN Lapeer Brenda Ruddock and Pegg Patten had information available at the Lapeer MSP Post during the Drug Take Back event. Lapeer FAN had the Deterra bucket available to be able to take the liquids and patches that were brought in as part of the Drug Take Back event. – April 29th 

FAN Lapeer The Women’s Recovery group was held with four participants in attendance. – April 26th 

FAN Northwest Wayne Chapter, President Lauren Rousseau attended the monthly board meeting of Home of New Vision, an addiction treatment agency in Ann Arbor, in her role as Vice-President of that board. April 26th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented to the Coverys Insurance personnel and their community guests. The presentation was webcast to 5 other states. – April 25th

FAN Northwest Wayne Chapter Executive Secretary Angela Bogota shared her addiction and recovery story with over 180 students in five health classes at the Plymouth-Canton High Schools accompanied by Northwest Wayne President Lauren Rousseau and Board Member Dara Cockrum, as part of a drug abuse and addiction program presented by Michigan State Police Detective Mary Kapp.   She also presented her story on behalf of the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities at the Muslim Community Center in West Bloomfield and at the Orchard Lake Middle School. – April 25th

FAN Northwest Wayne Chapter, Vice-President Brian Spitsbergen and Dara Cockman attended the FAN All Chapter meeting in Midland. – April 22nd

FAN Grand Rapids Chapter attended the FAN All Chapter meeting in Midland. – April 22nd

FAN Lapeer Board members Pegg Patten, Tina Dinnan, Gary Austin, Cheri Pfeiffer, Tim Brady and Jessica Waldek attended the All Chapter Conference in Midland. – April 22nd. 

FAN Okemos Judge Donald Allen received the Frederick Douglas Award from The Greater Lansing Area Club. – April 22nd

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Five Advisory Board Members attended the FAN All Chapter Conference. – April 22nd

FAN Okemos Ericanne Spense, Phil Pavona, Joseph Lowe and Dr. Deb Smith attended the FAN All Chapter Conference. – April 22nd

FAN Grand Rapids Jeanne Kapenga presented to the staff of Network180 on the Grand Rapids Chapter’s ongoing initiatives. – April 21st

FAN Okemos Judge Donald Allen was covered in The Ingham County Legal News on his receiving of the Integrity Award from the WMU Cooley Law School in February. – April 21st

FAN Okemos Ericanne Spense presented crisis intervention education for behavioral health and substance abuse to 40 law enforcement Officers. – April 17th through April 21st

FAN Isabella County, Secretary Martin attended a meeting at the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center in which Dr. Donald R. Vereen did a presentation about alcohol and drug abuse.  FAN was requested to attend to share information about the organization, answer questions and to create a bridge for collaboration.- April 20th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented to the courts, police, treatment providers and community leaders in Charlotte, MI about a potential FAN Chapter for Eaton County, MI. – Aril 20th

FAN Montcalm & Ionia The Youth Education Team spoke at the Greenville forum. – April 20th

FAN Lapeer Tim Brady manned an information table at the Chamber Spring Expo with over 1,000 people in attendance. Pegg Patten received two checks for $250 each from the Voiture 40 & 8 group to help with educational endeavors. – April 20th 

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented at the Drugs in our Community town hall symposium held at Mid-Michigan Community College in Clare County. – April 18th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented to the Clare County judicial, police and other substance abuse prevention members and community leaders about a potential Clare Chapter of FAN. – April 18th

FAN Okemos Judge Donald Allen and Phil Pavona attended the Mason Capitol Area Prescription Drugs Task Force meeting. – April 17th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten, Cheri Pfeiffer and Wayne Strahan attended the Hope Not Handcuffs informational meeting in Genesee County. Undersheriff Howe, District Court Judge Laura Barnard, Dr. Sue Clement and Beth Boyd from Community Mental Health were also in attendance. – April 13th 

FAN Lapeer At the monthly forum, Dr. Brown from Health Delivery Services in Imlay City shared information about their monopod prescribing practices. – April 13th 

FAN Montcalm & Ionia The Youth Education Team presented to the Greenville 9th grade class. – April 12th

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Representing the Montcalm & Ionia Chapter, Judge Kreeger spoke at the Thimble Club. – April 11th 

FAN Northwest Wayne Chapter held its launch event in Canton on April 10th. The event was attended by over 150 people, including at least twelve judges, two police chiefs, the Canton Township Supervisor, members of law enforcement and fire departments, families affected by addiction and people in recovery.  Judge Linda Davis was the keynote speaker at the event, and Chapter President Lauren Rousseau and Chapter Vice-President Brian Spitsbergen also spoke.  Lauren Rousseau and Brian Spitsbergen were quoted in articles in the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, as well as the Detroit Legal News, regarding FAN and the launch event in the weeks prior.  Northwest Wayne FAN Advisory Board Members Judge Kathleen McCann (Livonia) and Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik were also quoted in the articles. – April 10th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten attended the Lapeer Chamber Luncheon to share information about the Spring Fling. – April 5th 

FAN Northwest Wayne Chapter, Vice-President Brian Spitsbergen met with several key individuals at St Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia to discuss implementation of the Hope Not Handcuffs program in Wayne County.  He also presented about addiction in Livonia at St. Mary Mercy Hospital’s regular education series on the subject. -April 2017

FAN Northwest Wayne Chapter board member Dara Cockrum attended the ASAM conference in New Orleans and secured Dr. Raj Goswami to speak at Truman High School about addiction through the Downriver Opioid Task Force She also attended the FAN All Chapter meeting in Midland. - April 6th-9th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten attended the Community Collaborative Meeting at the Lapeer County Health Department. She shared information about the Spring Fling which will be held on May 3, 2017, as well as information about the upcoming Hope Not Handcuffs meeting being held on April 13, 2017. – April 5th

FAN Montcalm & Ionia The Youth Education Team presented at the monthly forum. – April 6th

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Charles and Rachel Powers attended the Grand Rapids forum for support. – April 4th

FAN Ionia Montcalm board members, Tammy McQueen and Glen Tyson attended the Grand Rapids meeting. Ann Tyson spoke on Peer Recovery at that meeting.-April 4th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Southwest Michigan College, Berrien County - March 30th

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan and Cheri Pfeiffer attended the Angels Training in Fraser. – March 29th 

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan and Pegg Patten attended the Community Drug Awareness Program in Sanilac County. Tina shared information about Lapeer FAN. – March 28th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Summitt Point Recovery Center, Calhoun County - March 28th

FAN Lapeer Michael DeLeon did a presentation at The Thumb Correctional Facility to The Holmes Youthful Trainees and the other youth held at The Thumb. He spoke to approximately 100 prisoners. – March 27th 

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten spoke with the Director of Lapeer EMS regarding the Hope Not Handcuffs meeting on April 13th. She also talked with Lieutenant Dave Frisch from Imlay City Police, Sheriff Scott McKenna and Undersheriff Jeremy Howe. – March 27th 

FAN Macomb had a dinner meeting with EVP Darrel Middleton and SVP Michele Samuals, of BCBS, resulting in a $30k Fall Fest sponsorship- March 27th
 
FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten, Tina Dinnan and Michael DeLeon attended an informational meeting of The Lapeer City Council regarding medical marijuana and the licensing opportunities that will be available starting in December 2017. – March 27th 

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten, Tina Dinnan and Tim Brady accompanied Michael DeLeon to North Branch Schools where Michael did 4 different presentations to both the junior high and high school students. An article in The County Press regarding the assemblies will be forwarded. – March 27th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - March 27th

FAN Macomb President, Judge Linda Dais and Vice President, Katie Donovan presented at the BCBS CAC Advisory Meeting. Their focus was on opiates.  Linda and Katie shared about HNH, great feedback and grant opportunities.- March 27th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented at the Michigan Center High School Drug Forum in Michigan City. – March 24th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Professionals Network Meeting, Berrien County - March 24th

FAN Macomb was present at the Lansing Press conference with Governor Snyder- March 23rd

FAN Lapeer A session of the Women in Recovery group was held at St. Matthews. Three women were in attendance. – March 23rd

FAN Macomb Vice President, Katie Donovan, presented at the Hope Conference for 1 hour in Bad Axe, put on by the Huron CMH Dept.- March 23rd

FAN Macomb Presented to North Lake High School- March 22nd

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten met with 911 Director, Vic Martin to discuss the Hope Not Handcuffs informal meeting. Martin agreed to forward the information to all law enforcement agencies in the county. He also indicated he will attend the April 13th meeting if his schedule allows and will bring the information back to the Chief of Police meeting later in April. – March 21st

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan and Emily Botello did a presentation to the 6th and 7th graders at Chatfield Schools. – March 21st 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at  Medical Assistance Kalamazoo Chapter meeting, Kalamazoo County - March 21st

FAN Ionia Montcalm, Kate Behrenwald spoke on Medication Assisted Treatment at the Greenville meeting. March 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - March 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - March 16th 

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented to community leaders and interested parties about the creation of local FAN Chapters in both Huron and Sanilac Counties. – March 16th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten did a presentation at The Lapeer Chamber of Commerce’s Wake Up Lapeer Breakfast. She shared information about the upcoming Spring Fling and the Run Drugs Out of Town event in August. – March 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Berrien County - March 15th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona and J. Kapenga attended the Ingham County Opiate Meeting. – March 15th

FAN Macomb Presented to Dakota High School- March 15th

FAN Macomb Presented at Stoney Creek High School- March 13th

FAN Okemos Judge Donald Allen and Phil Pavona presented at the Michigan Judicial Institute Seminar in Novi, MI. – March 13th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - March 13th

FAN Macomb, President Judge Linda Davis spoke at 4 different sessions at the Michigan drug court conference- March 13th and 14th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona presented to members of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church. – March 12th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Summitt Point Recovery Center, Calhoun County - March 11th

FAN Ionia Montcalm had a table at the Ionia Expo. Several members attended.- March 11th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten and Tina Dinnan were interviewed by Phil Foley of The County Press, who asked how FAN has been impacting Lapeer County. – March 10th 

FAN Macomb Presented to NEST and coalition at the Romeo district court on HNH- March 10th

FAN Lapeer Gabe Rheame, a Peer Support Counselor from Sanilac County, was the featured speaker. He shared his recovery story as well as information about his role as a Peer Support professional. – March 9th

FAN Okemos Phil Pavona was interviewed by Midwest Media for a PSA to be aired on the radio twice per day for three months. – March 8th

FAN Macomb presented at the Italian ladies luncheon- at the Pallazzo Grande in Shelby Township.  The presentation resulted in a $1000 donation to FAN. - March 8th

FAN Southwest Michigan served on a panel at Gull Lake Schools Bright Nights event and presented Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Distribution, Kalamazoo County - March 7th

FAN Ionia Montcalm, Charlie Powers spoke at the Grand Rapids FAN meeting. Board members Glen & Ann Tyson and Rachel Powers also attended.- March 7th

FAN Ionia Montcalm President, The Honorable Judge Suzanne Hoseth-Kreeger, presented to the Greenville Lions-March 2017

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County- March 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - March 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - March 2nd

FAN Ionia Montcalm, Board members Pat & Warren Wentworth spoke on jail & recovery system resources.
Pat Wentworth also attended the Ionia Chamber meeting.-March 2nd

FAN Ionia Montcalms board members and guests have been spending about 30 - 45 minutes in various committee meetings. The committees are Grief & Loss, Medical, Resource Connections, Youth Education, Legal & Recovery System Supporting Recovery (Jail) and Family Support.-March 2017

FAN Macomb presented at the Ferndale Police meeting in regards to the Hope Not Handcuffs Program Launching in Oakland County.  Police Chiefs from Ferndale, Holly, Madison Heights, The Oakland County Sheriff’s office, The Oakland County Commissioner, ACHC, and Oakland County FAN were all present-  February 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Western Michigan University, Health Education Students Opioid Epidemic and Overdose Prevention, Kalamazoo County - Feb 27th. 

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan forwarded some slides to Officer Wetzel from the Lapeer City Police
Department for a presentation he will be doing for Chatfield School. – February 25 th

FAN Lapeer will be the recipient of some money raised at a bowling fundraiser held by a local Imlay City
group called Heroin Opiate Prevention Education (H.O.P.E.). – February 25 th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona and Advisory Member J. Kapenga presented at the newly formed GR chapter Launch—Feb 23rd.  

FAN Montcalm & Ionia several members attended the Grand Rapids FAN kick-off meeting. Judge
Kreeger was a guest speaker. – February 23

FAN Macomb presented at the Protect MiFamily staff meeting.  Protect MiFamily is a 15-month in-home prevention and preservation service for families with children ages 0-5 who are facing challenges that put them at high risk for future Children’s Protective Services (CPS) involvement. The goals are to help parents meet the needs of their young children and increase safety in their homes.  - February 21st
 

FAN Macomb successfully placed over 60 plus participants seeking treatment in the first month of the Hope Not Handcuff program launch- February 2017

FAN Macomb held their second Angel Training for the Hope Not Handcuffs Program- February 20th
 

FAN Macomb EVP, Katie Donovan and Hope Not Handcuffs Angel Trainer, Lisa Cattaneo-Boska, were interviewed by the NBC 25 NEWS with a two-part series on addiction and Hope Not Handcuffs. – February 17th and 18th
 

FAN Macomb was present at the Operation RX Sector committee meeting held at the Macomb County Health Department. Sectors representing all areas of focus throughout Macomb County were present; Including Law Enforcement, Courts, Pharmacy, The Older Adult Community, The Faith Based and the Data committee– February 17th

 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - Feb. 16th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten attended a Heroin Summit in Midland, MI. – February 16th

FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona presented to the Lansing Kiwanis- Feb 16th  

FAN Montcalm & Ionia Montcalm County Magistrate Jason Eggleston spoke along with board members
Judge Kreeger and Justin Yost about Jail and Recovery System Resources. – February 16th

Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented to all 9th and 10th grade students at Mason High School -Feb 15th

FAN Okemos Board members  Judge D. Allen, A. Lick, and P. Pavona presented at the Public Policy forum Lansing Mi.- Feb 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Lakeland Athletic Trainers, Opioid Awareness and Resources, St. Joseph, MI in Berrien County - February 15th

FAN Southwest Oakland Livingston had a table at Opiate Awareness Night, in Brighton at the Episcopal Church. –February 15th 

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona and advisory member J. Lowe presented to the Presbyterian pastors meeting. - Feb 14th 
FAN Okemos board member P.  Pavona met with Health Educator from the Ingham Health department  Feb 14th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - Feb. 14th

FAN Okemos board member P.  Pavona presented in Canton Mi to the Board members of the soon to be North West Wayne FAN Chapter—Feb 13th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Elkhart Career Center, Opioid Epidemic and Overdose Prevention, Elkhart IN - Feb 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to New Buffalo High School & Middle School parents, Communication Basics, New Buffalo, MI in Berrien County - Feb. 9th.

FAN Macomb was present at a benefit piano recital Held by Jaylen Harbin at the Christ United Methodist Church in Fraser- all his proceeds will benefit FAN and Hope Not Handcuffs- February 8th
 

FAN Lapeer showed the video “Kids are Dying”, a Steered Straight Productions video featuring Michael
DeLeon at the monthly forum. – February 6th

FAN Lapeer held the second women’s group meeting with two women in attendance. – February 6th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten and Tina Dinnan did a presentation for the Lapeer City Commissioners about
FAN, community outreach efforts and fundraisers. – February 6 th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - Feb 2nd

FAN Montcalm & Ionia heard some speakers on transitional housing. – February 2 nd

FAN Macomb Launched the Hope Not Handcuffs initiative.  Hope Not Handcuffs is a collaborative effort between Families Against Narcotics (FAN), Macomb County police departments, EMS, and other organizations to help those addicted to opiates and other substances. If a person comes to a designated police department seeking help, our team will work to get them into treatment as soon as possible. - Feb 1st
 

FAN Southwest Oakland – Livingston had a table at South Lyon High School Curriculum Fair for incoming ninth graders. – February 1st

FAN Macomb held the Hope Not Handcuff (HNH) Press Conference at the Cliton Township Police Department with Lt. Gov Brian Calley, Macomb Prosecutor Eric Smith, Deputy County Executive Kathy Bartz, representatives from all local law enforcement agencies, FAN President Judge Linda Davis, FAN EVP Katie Donovan, CARE, MCOSA, and over 70 HNH Volunteer Angels were present.- January 31st

FAN Macomb along with Hope Not Handcuff Angels Volunteers put together and delivered 22 Angel Kits for all participation Police Agencies. - January 27th and 31st

FAN Lapeer nationally renowned speaker Michael DeLeon spoke to junior high and high school students at Lapeer High School. – January 31st

FAN Macomb EVP Katie Donovan and Angel Coordinator, Lisa Cattaneo, were interviewed at the Macomb County Sheriff Department regarding the Hope Not Handcuffs, February 1 launch. -  January 30th

FAN Lapeer women’s support group meeting held their first meeting. – January 30th

FAN Lapeer Pesident, Pegg Patten,  was interviewed on WMPC, the local Lapeer radio station.  She shared information about the women’s group that started January 30th, 2017.  She also shared general information about FAN as well as providing the new meeting location/times and dates. - January 27th

FAN Lapeer Board Member, Pegg Patten, attended the Lapeer Chamber of Commerce breakfast and was awarded the Female Citizen of the Year award.  Later that same day she was interviewed by Alex Petrie from the County Press. - January 26th

FAN Macomb presented to about 60 students at Richards Middle School. - January 24th

FAN Macomb Conducting Angel training for Hope Not Handcuffs.  Over 200 volunteer angels registered for the event. CARE of SE Michigan, MCOSA, Medstar, and Universal Ambulance were present. - January 23rd

FAN Lapeer Board Members, Pegg Patten and Tina Dinnan, attended a community awareness program in Sanilac County. Pegg shared information about her personal story as well as information about how/why Lapeer County established a FAN chapter in Lapeer. -January 23rd,

FAN Okemos Board Members, Judge D. Allen and P. Pavona, attended the Mason Capitol area Prescription Drug task force meeting –January 23rd 

FAN Okemos Board Member, P.  Pavona, presented at the University Lutheran Church in East Lansing Mi.  - January 22nd  

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Berrien County - Jan. 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - Jan. 19th

FAN Macomb Conducted Protocol and addiction training for 24 police departments for Hope Not Handcuffs.  All Police Agencies in Macomb County were present along with Macomb Community College Campus Police, Ferndale, Harper Woods and the MSP North Post. - January 18th

FAN Macomb, EVP Katie Donovan, was the keynote speaker at Opiate Awareness Town Hall, Romeo, MI -  January 18th

FAN Okemos advisory member, L. Vail, attended the Ingham County Opioid Initiative Task Force meeting. -  January 18th 

FAN Macomb was present at the Operation Rx event during the day and FAN Forum meeting in the evening with guest speaker, Tim Ryan. - January 17th

FAN Macomb presented to 100 Lakeview High School students on the reality of drug use and abuse. - January 17th

FAN Southwest Oakland/Livingston attended the South Lyon Area Youth Assistance board meeting. - January 15th

FAN Okemos Board Member, P. Pavona presented to staff members at the Eaton County and Ingham County Jails.  From this dialogue, P. Pavona has been approved to visit substance abuse clients in both jails (as he does in Ingham county) to provide and begin support services for those needing recovery—working with the courts and families and community services. - January 11th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Hillsdale Schools Opioid Epidemic and Overdose Prevention,  Hillsdale County - Jan. 10th

FAN Lapeer, Rich Kroll from Vision Quest, a recovery house program in Port Huron was our featured speaker at our monthly meeting. - On January 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - Jan.  9th

FAN Macomb, EVP Katie Donovan, was guest on the warren TV station speaking on behalf of Hope Not Handcuffs - January 6th

FAN Montcalm & Ionia reviewed and received comments on the 2017 schedule, shared success stories
and gave everyone the opportunity to sign up on subcommittees. – January 5th

FAN Montcalm Ionia played a game of “Bingo” where participants started with a pre-filled out sheet
of descriptions and had to mingle to match someone with a description that describes them. – January 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - Jan. 5th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Voice Change Hope Alliance Meeting, Berrien County - Jan 5th

FAN Macomb, EVP Katie Donovan, represented Hope Not Handcuffs and FAN during a radio interview for WPHM - January 5th

FAN Macomb EVP Katie Donovan, was the keynote speaker at Romeo location FAN meeting - January 3rd

FAN Montcalm Ionia guest speakers from Randy’s House and Straight Street spoke about transitional
housing. Judge Kreeger gave an update on the church, the monthly meeting place and this Chapter’s
progress. – January

2016 Speaking Engagements & Events


FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution for medical staff at Bronson Mattawan, Van Buren County. – FAN Southwest Michigan has trained 1955 people in overdose prevention and distributed 1291 naloxone reversal kits in 2016. - December 29th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County.  December 27th

ACHC FAN held their Walled Lake FAN meeting video and candlelight vigil-  December 27th


FAN SW Oakland attended the Walled Lake FAN Candlelight Vigil honoring those in recovery and remembering those we have lost. - December 27th
 

FAN Macomb along with CARE, MEDSTAR, Universal, and the MCMCA were present at the Hope Not Handcuffs protocol meeting hosted at the Macomb County Medical Control Authority - December 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County. – December 22nd

ACHC FAN prensent at the A.C.E. student presentations in collaboration with the Rochester/Auburn Hills Community Coalition - December 20th

FAN Macomb held their annual our annual candlelight ceremony to reflect upon the year. We remembered our loved ones that we lost too soon, supported those struggling with addiction and celebrated those that are in recovery. - December 20th

FAN Okemos board members D. Hall and P. Pavona attended the Mason Capitol area Prescription Drug task force meeting –December 19th 

ACHC FAN held their SE Region FAN meeting dinner with candlelight vigil - Clawson -  December 19th

FAN Macomb President, Judge Linda Davis was present at the Governors commission meeting- December 19th


FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Northside Recovery Services, Kalamazoo County. – December 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Interact, Kalamazoo County. - December 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County. -  December 15th 

FAN Ionia Montcalm held a social event with a little food and sing along. We also broke into small committee groups for direction planning for the upcoming 2017 year. - December 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Interact, Kalamazoo County. - December 14th

FAN Macomb's Vice President, Katie Donovan presented at an addictions academy presentation-December 14th


ACHC FAN presented at Holly Middle School “Why Try” program in collaboration with the Holly Community Coalition - December 13th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County- December 13th

ACHC FAN was present at the A.C.E. High School Parent presentation – Rochester Hills - December 13th

ACHC FAN participated in the Holly Youth Dialogue Day in collaboration with the Holly Community Coalition – Holly- December 9th

FAN Macomb provided an information table at the IIOK (Islamic Institute of Knowledge) of Dearborn event.- December 9th


FAN Ionia Montcalm school presentation group meet at Central Montcalm Middle school and Carson City Crystal school. We spoke to about 435 students and staff, with excelent reviews after. We received an email noting throughout the day 5 students asked for help for themselves, a friend or family member. The schools are pleased that FAN is reaching out to students like this.- December 9th


ACHC FAN held their Grief Support Group Meeting- December 5th

ACHC FAN held a parent presentation in collaboration with Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition at Derby Middle School – Birmingham - December 7th

ACHC FAN presented to Derby Middle School 8th graders in collaboration with the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition- 300 students- Birmingham - December 7th

FAN Macomb spoke to Memphis Jr and Sr High School. Approx 200 Middle Schoolers were present and and 300 High School Students attended the presentation. - December 7th

FAN Macomb Vice President was present and with former NFL Denver Broncos Vance Johnson at Overcoming
Addiction conference in Denver - December 4th- December 7th

FAN Okemos Board member P. Pavona presented to the county wide Vice Principles’ forum in Mason Mi - December 6th 

FAN SW Oakland presented to 5 Health classes at South Lyon High School in their lecture hall.- December 6th


FAN Macomb presented to Fraser High School on -December 5th and 6th

FAN SW Oakland had an information table at the Recovery Live event in Hartland.- December 3rd

 

FAN Macomb attended the Operation RX Opioid Conference held at the MISD.  Over 300 attendees were present to learn more about the opioid epidemic in our community.  FAN's President,  Judge Linda Davis, also spoke at the conference. - December 1st

ACHC FAN held their South Central FAN meeting featuring the DEA- December 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County – December 1st

FAN Ionia had speakers discussing Depression during the holidays.- December 1st

 

FAN Macomb along with local Police agencies attended a Hope Not handcuffs, chiefs meeting- December 2016

FAN South West Oakland/Livingston attended the Recovery Live performance in Livingston County at the Howell Theater as a networking opportunity to support the recovery community- November 30th


FAN Southwest Michigan presented to Prevention Works Youth Coordinating Council - November  30th

FAN Macomb along with the Macomb County Medical Control Authority team welcomed PAARI leaders, John Rosenthal and Chief Danny Langloss to Macomb. FAN hosted a dinner with local police chiefs, Michigan State police and community partners focusing on one thing.... SAVING LIVES with our new initiative Hope Not Handcuffs, which will roll out in January 2017- November 30th

FAN Macomb Presented to approximately 200 Middle School and over 300 High School Students at Richmond High School. – November 30th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to 5 classes at Sturgis High School - November 29th

FAN South West Oakland/Livingston partnered with South Lyon Community Schools and South Lyon Area Youth Assistance in showing the Anonymous People Movie at the South Lyon High School- November 29th

FAN Okemos Board/Advisory Board Members J. Bessonen, P. Pavona, and Greg Dagner presented to Stockbridge High school students, Stockbridge Mi.---November 29th

FAN Macomb along with Fraser and Roseville Police, CARE, and State Legislators held an Opiate awareness presentation for community members at Richards Middle School – November 28th

ACHC Oakland County FAN participated in panel discussion with the “Orion 911” Heroes on the Front Lines in Lake Orion in collaboration with the North Oakland Community Coalition and the Teens In Action – featured the “moments video”. -November 28th

FAN Macomb Executive Vice President, Katie Donovan along with former NHL player Todd Bertuzzi presented at Lutheran High North’s Example's Prescription Drug Awareness Night.  Over 400 community members were present- November 22nd

ACHC Oakland County FAN Walled Lake meeting featuring the DEA and current trends with the opiate epidemic- November 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center Rehab, Kalamazoo County - November 22nd

FAN Okemos Board Members Judge D. Allen and P. Pavona presented to the Pastors conference—Union Baptist Church—Lansing Mi, November 22nd

ACHC Oakland County FAN presented to West Bloomfield High School students- November 21st

 

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County - November 21st

ACHC Oakland County FAN South East FAN meeting featured multiple treatment facilities/options available to families- November 21st

ACHC Oakland County FAN participated in panel discussion with the Muslim Unity Center in collaboration with the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition in W Bloomfield with young speaker in recovery- November 18th

FAN Macomb launched the newly redesigned website for all the Chapters! The new site introduces mobile friendly functionality and a more contemporary design which will allow us to quickly provide information and reach a larger audience anytime, anywhere. - November 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County - November 18th

ACHC Oakland County FAN presented to Ferndale Middle School at Ferndale Safe Night with young speaker in recovery- November 18th

FAN Ionia Montcalm meeting - Planning for a successful holiday with speaker Phil Millerov. – November 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Berrien County - November 17th

ACHC Oakland County FAN presented at Stoney Creek High School 2 health classes- November 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution, at Adult Services Network, St. Joseph County - November 16th

FAN Macomb Executive Vice President, Katie Donovan was part of the WDIV FACES of ADDICTION year follow up story.  The four part series included all day coverage on the opiate epidemic, a live Panel discussion with Kevin Dietz, Dr Frank McGeorge, Tony Colucci and Katie Donovan and coverage on the new Macomb County Initiative- Hope Not Handcuffs – November 16th

FAN Okemos Board/Advisory Board Members J. Kapenga and P. Pavona attended the Ingham opioid prevention initiative—November 16th

FAN Okemos Board Members Judge D. Allen and P. Pavona attended the Mason Capitol Area Prescription Drug Task Force—November 14th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented at Niles Methodist Church on - November 13th

FAN Macomb presented to approximately 170 Romeo Middle School Students- November 11th


ACHC Oakland County FAN held their LGBTQIA FAN Meeting- November 11th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to Summit Pointe Recovery Coaches, Calhoun County - November 10th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Summit Pointe, Calhoun County - November 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution to Ferris State Pharmacy Students, Kalamazoo County - November 9th

FAN Macomb Presented to the Blue Water Harrison School District- November 9th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center rehab, Kalamazoo County - November 8th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Northside Recovery Services, Kalamazoo County - November 7th

ACHC Oakland County FAN held a Grief Support Group- November 7th

FAN Macomb President, Judge Linda Davis presented at the community event, titled “Keeping Our Kids Safe: The Heroin and Substance Abuse Epidemic,” at the Royal Oak Missionary Church. – November 6th

FAN Southwest Michigan held monthly Community Forum, Kalamazoo County- November 4th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County- November 4th.

ACHC Oakland County FAN South Central FAN meeting featured CNS – The masks we wear- November 4th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Bridge Academy, Berrien County - November 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Pines Behavioral Health, Branch County - November 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Cares Kalamazoo County - November 2nd

FAN Macomb presented at the Salvation Army MATTS (Macomb's Answer to Temporary Shelter) in Warren. FAN spoke to the homeless residents about addiction and fighting addiction and recovery- November 3rd

3 FAN Ionia Montcalm held a meeting - Planning for a successful holiday. Several board members shared ideas from experience.- November 3rd

FAN joined State Representative, Tony Forlini, at a safe disposal of prescription Medication event held at Walgreens in Clinton Township. Walgreens launched a pilot program installing drug disposal   kiosks in their pharmacies around the country to provide a safe place to recycle unused medication and promote safe prescription drug practices. - November 2nd

ACHC Oakland County FAN held a student presentation with female young speaker in recovery and male young speaker in recovery at the Academy of Sacred Heart – Bloomfield Hills- November 2nd

FAN Macomb is now holding meetings in Northern Macomb County the first Tuesday of the month at the Masonic Lodge in Romeo, located at 231 N. Main Street. – November 1st

ACHC Oakland County FAN Presented to the Troy Kiwanis Club with the Dr. Video and a young speaker in recovery- November 1st

 

FAN Okemos board member P. Pavona manned a booth at the 8 county Sparrow Care Network Community Resource Luncheon East Lansing Mi. - October 29th

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston met with South Lyon Community Schools and the School Board Candidate. – October 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan received a 6000.00 donation from the Van Buren Women Who Care organization to be used in Van Buren County. – October 

FAN Ionia/MontcalmIM had a table at the Greenville Community Fair at the Greenville High School.-October 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan partnering with the Voice Change Hope Alliance provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the Niles District Library, Berrien County. FAN Southwest Michigan has trained 1634 individuals on overdose prevention and distributed 1063 free naloxone kits in 2016.  There have been 14 reported reversals of heroin overdose in the community and 36 uses of naloxone by law enforcement since Feb. 2016. - October 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County. - October 25th

FAN LAPEER Tina Dinnan participated in a trunk and treat event at Lapeer County Community Mental Health, distributing candy and FAN information. -  October 25th

FAN Southwest Michigan partnering with the Voice Change Hope Alliance provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the Benton Harbor Housing Commission, Berrien County.- October 24th

FAN Okemos Board Member Judge D. Allen was a panel presenter at the Mi. Health Policy Forum "Michigan's response to the opioid epidemic" and board/advisory board members J. Kapenga, P. Pavona, A. Lick attended the Forum East Lansing Mi. -  October 24th

FAN LAPEER Gary Austin attended the Michigan Health Policy Forum in Lansing.  Gary is a pharmacist and has become actively involved in our Lapeer Chapter. - October 24th

FAN Macomb, Judge Davis presented at the Ionia Recovery Fair. -October 22nd

FAN LAPEER Tina Dinnan, Brenda Ruddock, Gary Austin and two national honor students participated in the Halloween treat walk in downtown Lapeer.  The informational coloring books about drug use provided by the Lapeer County Sheriff's department were distributed along with candy treats.- October 22nd

FAN Ionia/MontcalmIM held the Ionia Recovery Fair. This was a Kick-off for our future meetings in Ionia County. Judge Davis was our guest speaker and Charles Powers shared his story of losing his son to an overdose.-October 22nd

FAN LAPEER Pegg Patten and Tim Brady were present at the State Police Post for the Drug Take Back Day.  We again had our Deterra bucket available and collected liquids and patches. -October 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the Security Network Meeting, Kalamazoo County. - October 21st

ACHC/Oakland County LGBTQIA meeting in Ferndale- October 21st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart, Berrien County. - October 20th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm monthly forum was on Grief & Loss with advisory board member Cara Byrne and VP Charles Powers speaking.-October 20th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Attended the Life Presribed movie from Grace Centers of Hope-Pontiac- October 20th

FAN Macomb attended the HealthyLife Wellness FAIR at the Centerline Mopar Plant. apprx 500 employeed attended the health fair are were provided information on FAN- October 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented 2 sessions of Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Distribution to the Coming Together Conference, Kalamazoo County.- October 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the event Coming Together Conference, Kalamazoo County. - October 19th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the Gospel Mission, Kalamazoo County. - October 19th

FAN Okemos Board/advisory board members P. Pavona and A. Emerson presented to the Dewitt 9th and 10th graders at the Dewitt Mi High school. - October 19th

FAN Macomb presented to Iroquois Middle School students regarding drug and alcohol prevention. - Ocotober 18th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Holly Region FAN meeting featuring the movie Anonymous People- October 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Summit Pointe, Calhoun County.- October 18th

FAN LAPEER Lauren and Tim Brady participated in a forum at Rebekah's Health food store. - October 18th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Southeast Region FAN meeting in Clawson. - October 17th

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented at a community drug forum in Dewitt Michigan. - October 17th 

FAN Macomb was present at the Macomb Heath Department's Women's Health Fair. Apprx 500 women attended the event. - October 15th    

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Quarterly meeting- October 15th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm co-sponsored a Prescription Drug Symposium with speakers; Dr. Evans - History and Effect of Opioids, P.A. Kate Long - Naloxone kits and training, ER Physician Dr. Schumacher - Over Dose in ER, Charles Powers - Parental Loss, Bob Storrer - Recovery & Judge Kreeger - Court perspective.- October 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan partnering with Voice Change Hope Alliance to bring Drugs 101 to Berrien County, FAN SWMI also tabled the event, Berrien County. - October 15th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with Walled Lake Consolidated Schools and Steered Straight in the am with the 11th and 12th graders at Walled Lake Central High School- October 13th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with Walled Lake Consolidated Schools and Steered Straight in the pm with the 11th and 12th graders at Walled Lake Western High School. - October 13th

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona presented to Cooley Law students, staff, professors at the Lansing Western Mi campus. - October 13th 

FAN Okemos Board Member P. Pavona attended and presented to the Blue Water board and community. - October 13th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution for St. Joseph Drug Task Force, St. Joseph County.- October 13th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with CNS at the Northeast/North Oakland FAN Meeting in Lake Orion. - October 13th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with Woodside Bible Church Pontiac through their young people with a FAN young speaker program - October 12th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm had several board members assembled for a strategic planning meeting for directing the upcoming years meetings.-October 11th

FAN Macomb presented at Divine Child High School for an evening presentation for students and families Approx 425 students and 100 parents were in attendence.- October 11th   

FAN LAPEER welcomed Cecil Christo, from Lapeer Alcohol Information and Counseling Center, to speak about "how to talk to your children when you suspect they may be using/experimenting with drugs." - October 11th
 

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with Walled Lake Consolidated Schools and Steered Straight with an entire High School presentation grades 9-12 at Walled Lake Northern High School. - October 11th
 

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Steered Straight and the Lakes Area Community Coalition for a parent public forum - October 11th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Gilmore Center Kalamazoo County. - October 11th

FAN LAPEER welcomed 2016 State Representative Gary Howell to our FAN Board Meeting. - October 11th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with Waterford Community Coalition and Steered Straight for a Drugs Over Dinner presentation in Waterford.- October 10th

FAN Macomb was presented an infomration table at the Detroit's 1st Annual Recovery Fest- October 8th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented at the Michigan Organization Adolescent Sexual Health. - October 7th

FAN SW Oakland/Livingston had a FAN information table  at the South Lyon East High School "tailgate" Homecoming Game.  – October 7th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN SouthCentral Region FAN meeting in Farmington Hills- October 7th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart, Berrien County. - October 6th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Had a table at the DEA event in Royal Oak. - October 6th

FAN LAPEER Tim Brady took the Deterra bucket to the monthly community meeting at Stonegate, a local rehabilitation and nursing home in Lapeer. He shared information about the ongoing drug drop off sites as well. - October 6th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm had several executive and advisory board members attend the Grand Rapids Fan kickoff meeting. - October 4th

FAN Fraser, Judge Linda Davis attended and presented at the Grand Rapids Chapter Kick off meetng. - October 4th

FAN Okemos board/advisory members P. Pavona, J. Kepenga, J. Lowe, and G. Dagner attended and presented to the Grand Rapids community with the intent of a chapter formation in Grand Rapids. -October 4th 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at The Share Center of Battle Creek, Calhoun County. - October 4th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Collaborated with the Troy Drug Court Judges, Clawson Public Schools and Sheriff's office to the entire high school. -October 3rd

 

FAN Fraser attended the Physician Alliance Community Resource Fair at the St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, providing several physicans and nurses with information on prescription medications, addiction, disposal sites and other resources.- September 28th

 

ACHC/Oakland County FAN in collaboration with Clawson Community Coalition had tables at the Public Forum on the Heroin epidemic in Clawson. – September 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan, presented to the Victory Clinic family about FAN and the importance of family involvement in recovery, Kalamazoo County -FAN Southwest Michigan has trained 1284 individuals on overdose prevention and distributed 842 free naloxone kits in 2016.  There have been 13 reported reversals of heroin overdose in the community and 32 uses of naloxone by law enforcement since Feb. 2016.- Sept. 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution to Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo County-Sept. 27th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN in collaboration with SouthWest community coalition curriculum night -September 27th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the Sacred Heart Community Fair, Berrien County- Sept. 27th

FAN Fraser had a very sucessful 5th Annual FAN FALL FEST at Penna's of Sterling Heights.   The event was hosted by a group of local business people who after seeing one of our community drug awareness nights, wanted to help make a difference. The event had over 800 attendees -September 27th
 

FAN Southwest Michigan provided community overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution in Paw Paw, Van Buren County - Sept. 26th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN was present at the Pumpkin fest booth in South Lyon – September 25th

FAN Chippewa County had their annual Hogs for Hope fundraising event – September 24th

FAN Lapeer attended a community forum, speaking about FAN at Rebekah's, a local health food store in Lapeer. - September
 
ACHC/Oakland County FAN had a table at the Oakland County Recovery Walk – September 23rd

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten had an information table at the Senior Celebration at the Lapeer Center Building.  The Deterra bucket was available as was information about Operation RX and drop off sites in Lapeer County.-September 23rd

ACHC/Oakland County FAN in collaboration with SouthWest Community Coalition tailgate event at the High School Football game. - September 23rd

ACHC/Oakland County held their first LGBTQIA FAN Forumn meeting – September 23rd

ACHC/Oakland County FAN young speaker featured on the West Bloomfield 911 TV talk show- September 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution at Sacred Heart, Berrien County - Sept. 22nd.

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Curriculum Night So Lyon East High School in collaboration with the SouthWest Community Coalition – September 21st

FAN Fraser attended a community awareness night hosted by St. John Vianney Church- September 21st

ACHC/Oakland County FAN young speaker spoke at the Fraser FAN meeting – September 20th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Curriculum Night Centennial Middle School in collaboration with the Southwest Community Coalition- September 15th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN in collaboration with the Clawson Community Coalition to the Clawson Senior community on proper prescription drug disposal – September15th

FAN Southwest Michigan presented to the ASIS Southwest Michigan Chapter of Security Professionals on the community opioid/heroin concerns and FAN SWMI - Sept. 15th 

FAN Fraser attend the Healthy Living EXPO at the Sterling Heights Senior Active Life Center in Sterling Heights.  Over 500 Older Adult Community Members attend the event along with Henry Ford Hospital and Dr. Frank McGeorge- September 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the Recovery Institute 2nd annual recovery fair and presented overdose prevention education and free naloxone kits, Kalamazoo County - Sept. 15th.

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Curriculum Night in So Lyon High School in collaboration with the Southwest Community Coalition – September 14th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN in collaboration with Lakes Community Coalition on the movie "Generation Next"- September 14th

ACHC/FAN Presentation to the Royal Oak Rotary Club with a young person in recovery - utilized the "Moments video"- September 13th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the     Gilmore Center Rehab, Kalamazoo County - Sept. 13th 

FAN Lapeer did a showing of the movie "The Anonymous People" - September 13th

FAN Southwest Michigan participated in the Downtown Parade in Paw Paw, Van Buren County- Sept. 11th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival, Van Buren County, Sept. 9th and 10th.

ACHC/FAN held a Recovery celebration meeting at NE/NO Region – September 8th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Curriculum Night at millennium Middle School South Lyon in collaboration with the Southwest Community Coalition – September 8th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN presentation to the Oakland County Crisis Response Team and Homeland Security-utilized the "Moments" Video- September 5th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN Pastor Billy P presented at the SouthCentral FAN meeting- September 2nd

FAN Lapeer, Pegg Patten, did a presentation on FAN as well as Operation RX at Stonegate, a local nursing home and rehabilitation center.  The plan is to return in October with the Deterra bucket so that those in attendance at the monthly luncheon/meeting can bring in unused medications. - September 1st

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart/Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County -Sept.  1st

FAN Calhoun County Hosted a balloon release for overdose awareness day at the Alano Club in Battle Creek. - August 31st
 
FAN Calhoun County had meetings with Lakeview High School, and Athens High School to provide presentations at both schools.  They will be providing presentations for the coaching staff and parents for Winter and Spring sports at Athens High School, dates TBD. - August 31st
 

FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN in Collaboration with Steered Straight - Troy Drug Court – August 31st

FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN in Collaboration with Mi-Hope Community Coalition on the International Overdose Awareness Night Activities- August 31st
 

FAN Okemos board/advisory board members attended the Ingham County work group –and presented on the Ohio post overdose Quick response Team - August 31st
 
FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN in Collaboration with Steered Straight - South Oakland Shelter -August 30th

FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN in Collaboration with Steered Straight - Novi Drug Court – August 30th

FAN Okemos Advisory Board Member , Dr. J. Kapenga, provided a follow-up discussion with the prosecutors, police and courts in Grand Rapids Mi. - August 30th     

FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN in Collaboration with Steered Straight - Grace Centers of Hope Women's Center – August 29th

FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN in Collaboration with Steered Straight - Grace Centers of Hope Men's Center – August 29th

FAN ACHC SE Region (Clawson) had a Resource Table at Farmer's Market – August 28th

FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN in Collaboration with Mi-Hope Community Coalition and Michael DeLeon-Steered Straight – August 28th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution for the   Niles Community Healing Staff in Niles, Berrien County- August 25th

FAN Lapeer - Tina Dinnan attended a media breakfast sponsored by our local newspaper group, The County Press and the LA View. - August 25th

FAN ACHC Walled Lake FAN meeting – with presenter Raj Mehta- August 23rd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the   Gilmore Center Rehab, Kalamazoo County. - August 23rd

FAN ACHC SW Oakland County FAN in collaboration with the SW Oakland Community Coalition met with the So Lyon East High School-Athletic Director to offer a parent/athlete information night at the High School. – August 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the     Substance Abuse Task Force, St. Joseph County. - August 22nd

AN ACHC SE Region (Clawson) -Resource Table at Farmer's Market- August 21st

FAN Lapeer Our Run Drugs out of Town event was held at Rowden Park.  There were over 200 walkers/runs that came out for the event.  Our Prosecuting Attorney Candidate Mike Sharkey, Sheriff Candidate Scott McKenna and write in Circuit Judge Candidate David Richardson came out to help with the event. - August 21th

FAN Lapeer had an information booth at the Lapeer Days Festival.  We would like to say a special thank you to Oakland County FAN and Genesee County FAN for sending volunteers to help us with booth coverage.- Augusti 19th-21st

FAN Okemos Secretary,  A. Lick, presented on FAN at the Sobriety Court Foundation - August 18th

FAN ACHC SW Oakland FAN meeting - PAWS-Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and Acupuncture - Virginia June – August 18th

FAN ACHC Walled Lake FAN representation at the UFAM dinner- August 18thFAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at   Sacred Heart/Serenity Hills, Berrien County. -August 18th

FAN Southwest Michigan attended the Branch County Town Hall Meeting, representing FAN SWMI and the Overdose Prevention/Naloxone Distribution program. - August 16th

FAN Montcalm had a social cook out event with members of the community.  Topics of discussion were upcoming speakers, topics for upcoming monthly Forums and supporting a crisis intervention program within the county. - August 16th 

FAN Okemos, Secretary A. Lick,  spoke (along with Sen. Mike Shirkey) for a community discussion on opiate abuse in Coldwater Mi. - August 16th
 
FAN ACHC SE Region FAN meeting - Panel discussion on the Criminal Justice system-featuring a Criminal Defense attorney; parent of a loved one who went through the court system and an individual who went through MDOC system.- August 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the Family Clue Night presented by Forensic Fluids at the Kalamazoo Growlers game, Kalamazoo County. - August 14th

FAN Fraser was at the Music by the Bay event in New Baltimore Michigan.  All proceeds raised at the event benefit FAN – August 14

FAN ACHC SE Region (Clawson - Resource Table at Farmer's Market- August 14th

FAN Lapeer had an information table at a healthy living expo at Rebekah's Pure Living Store.  FAN was selected as the charity of the event and we received a donation of $640. - August 14th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the Community Healing Family and Friends meeting in Niles, Berrien County Narran. - August 12th

FAN ACHC/Oakland County FAN - Henry Ford Hospital - Presentation to area Clergy on how to help their parishioners- August 11th

FAN Okemos Secretary, A. Lick , attended and presented at the MPA  (part of the discussion was Gene Markers and addiction) - August 11th 

FAN Okemos VP,  P. Pavona, presented to McLaren Greater Lansing's ED physician and ancillary staff- August 9th

FAN ACHC LGBTQIA FAN Regional Kick Off- The newest Region in Oakland County kicked off- August 9th

FAN Lapeer - Shannon Cline, a young woman in recovery shared information about the Grace Center of Hope Program in which she had participated.  Shannon shared information about the programs offered at Grace for both men and women. - August  9th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the     Gilmore Center Rehab, Kalamazoo County. -August 9th

FAN ACHC Central FAN held a meeting (Pontiac)-Defining our community needs – August 8th

FAN ACHC SE Region (Clawson) – had a Resource Table at Farmer's Market- August 7th

FAN Fraser had an information table at Henry Ford Macomb's Kids Safety Challenge at the Washington Township Health Center.  Over 300 families were present at the event. - August 6th

FAN Lapeer had an information table at the Lost in the Woods event held at Torzewski Park. - August 6th

FAN Fraser has a table at the My Care Health Fair in Mt Clemens.  They were able to share a FAN's mason to all the attendee's. – August 6th

FAN ACHC South Central meeting was held in Farmington Hills, MI  - Presentation on Trauma-Foundations Recovery Network- August 5th

FAN ACHC South Central meeting was held in Farmington Hills, MI  - Presentation on Trauma-Foundations Recovery Network- August 5th

FAN ACHC SW Oakland meeting held with So Lyon Area Schools for curriculum nights at the schools. – August 5th

FAN ACHC SW Oakland held a partnership meeting with the South Lyon Area Youth Assistance to bring the Anonymous People movie to their community- August 4th

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at Sacred Heart/Serenity Hills Rehab, Berrien County. - August 4th

FAN Okemos VP,  P. Pavona, presented FAN on WILX channel 10's living today-August 4th 

FAN Lapeer, Pegg Patten, attended the Lapeer Community Collaborative meeting. Information about RDOT was shared as information about the grant we received for the class for women in recovery.- August 3rd

FAN ACHC Oakland County held a Mandatory Leadership Training by TTI - including motivational interviewing; stages of change and the role of the FAN Champions throughout Oakland County- August 3rd

FAN Lapeer, Pegg Patten, met with Todd Anglebrant at Lapeer Alcohol Counseling and Information Center to discuss collaboration efforts in the schools. - August 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan tabled at the annual Take Back the Night in St. Joe Berrien County. - August 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan provided Overdose Prevention education and Naloxone Distribution at the   Substance Abuse Task Force, St. Joseph County, August 3rd

FAN Lapeer - Pegg attended the Lapeer Chamber of Commerce working lunch to promote RDOT. - August 3rd

FAN Lapeer is happy to announce they received word that their grant proposal for a parenting class for women in recovery has been approved by the Lapeer Community Foundation.- July 2016

FAN Lapeer had an information table at the Eastern Michigan State Fair  July 26th-30th.

FAN Ionia Montcalm along with several executive and advisory board members took place to plan our Ionia kickoff meeting in October. We have decided our outreach will be much greater with forum meetings in both Ionia and Montcalm counties. -July 25th

FAN Lapeer had an information booth at the Blueberry Festival in Imlay City  July 22nd-24th

ACHC South West Oakland FAN meeting with ROCKY PAA AND MICHY PAA -July 21st

FAN Ionia Montcalm had guest speakers at their mothly forum. The speakers were Kate Long, PA-C - Kate spoke.  She on the Medical View of pain and prescriptions. Sue Ellen Pabst - Explained how Acupuncture throughout the ears works and planted some ear seeds afterwards on anyone interested. John Kroneck - taught about Intensional Relaxation using breathing and muscle techniques, the class participated in an exercise using these techniques. -July 21st

FAN SWMI, Barry County, presented to the Substance Abuse Task Force Opioid Committee about FAN and overdose prevention project. - July 20th 

FAN SWMI, Kalamazoo County, presented to Gilmore Center staff, FAN information and overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution. - July 20th  

ACHC FAN Walled Lake/Commerce  and Walled Lake/Commerce Community Coalition hosted a community night with Michael DeLeon of Steered Straight, New Jersey. -July 20th

SWMI, Kalamazoo County, presented to Interact Case Managers, FAN information and overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution. - July 20th  FAN

SWMI, Berrien County, presented to Riverwood's Intensive Outpatient Group, FAN information and overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution-July 18th

FAN Fraser- Macomb held their annual RUN DRUGS OUT OF TOWN EVENT at Fraser HIgh School.  The event was a huge sucess with over 200 volunteers, 150 sponsors, 70 plus teams and 1700 plus registered attendees! - July 16th

FAN SWMI, Van Buren County, attended the annual Peace Fest Music Festival at Willow Ranch.  Tabling the even with FAN information and doing overdose prevention education with naloxone distribution.  This event is attended by over 500 people annually. - July 14th

FAN SWMI, Kalamazoo County, presented Gilmore Center Staff, FAN information and overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution- July 13th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN in collaboration with the Clawson Community Coalition and the Oakland County Health Dept conducted an educational presentation at the Clawson Manor (Senior High Rise) on the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs within our Senior population, also conducted a survey on who, what, where and why to properly dispose of their unused prescription medications.  – July 12th

FAN SWMI, Van Buren County, provided a community presentation in Paw Paw on FAN information and overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution- July 13th

FAN SWMI, Kalamazoo County, presented to Gilmore Center Substance Abuse Group, FAN information and overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution. - July 12th

FAN Lapeer held their FAN monthly meeting and had a screening of the movie  "Home Run".- July 12th

FAN Lapeer was the featured charity at the Lapeer Car Show.  Several volunteers were on hand to pass out information regarding our monthly meetings , Operation RX and our upcoming RDOT.- July 11th

FAN SWMI, Berrien County, presented to Sacred Heart Substance Abuse Group, FAN information and overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution. - July 7th

FAN SWMI, Kalamazoo County, presented a community awareness about FAN information and providing prescription drugs/heroin addiction and overdose prevention with naloxone distribution in Richland.  Presentation also included information from Dr. Liepman on addiction and the brain with two family stories. - July 6th.

FAN SWMI, Kalamazoo County, participated in the Richland Community Parade.  Members walked in the parade carrying our FAN SWMI banner and handing out promotional flyers for an event to be presented later that week on prescription opioid and heroin addiction with overdose prevention education. -July 4th

ACHC FAN SE Region participated in the Clawson City Parade – July 4

FAN SWMI, Van Buren County, had a concert fundraising event at Warner Vineyards.  This event was a community sponsored event with professional musicians donating their time, including professional recording artist M. Maggie who returned to her home town to perform.  Local business donated food.   Approximately 1000 was raised in donations. - July 1st

FAN Lapeer Pegg met with Judge Holowka to discuss FAN IMPACT Panel and other FAN promotional ideas. - June 

FAN Lapeer Pegg met with Assistant Prosecutor John Miller to discuss sentencing/plea agreements, FAN Impact Panel, future presentation at a FAN Meeting. – June 

FAN SWMI has trained 147 individual on overdose prevention response and distributed 88 naloxone kits in the month of June. Since Dec 2015 through June 2016 FAN SWMI has trained 891 individuals in overdose prevention and response and distributed 586 kits in Southwest Michigan with 5 reported reversals.  FAN SWMI has been working with the Red Project and Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health to provide Law Enforcement departments with overdose response education and Naloxone use.  Currently 42 Departments and several Michigan State Police posts carry naloxone. This has resulted in 23 overdose reversals with naloxone since February 2016.-June 

FAN SMWI presented to Riverwood's Center Staff, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution -  June 30th

FAN Calhoun County Pres. Kristi Angelo V.P. Sherri Sherban, and Secretary Tracy Barnes met with the Battle Creek Bronson Hospital E.D. and staff regarding protocol on overdoses and discharge, talked about providing triage packets with information on treatment and meetings available in county for those released with no follow up. - June 29th

FAN Fraser had an information table at 2016 Medical Education Orientation Luncheon. The goal of this event was to connect their new residents and fellows with local organizations as well as groups within McLaren Macomb.-June 28th    

FAN SWMI presented to Gilmore Center Substance Abuse group, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution - June 28th

FAN Fraser had several board members present as Gov. Snyder and Lt. Gov. Calley where in Macomb County discussing and signing an executive order pursuant to the recommendations of the Prescription Drug & Opiate Task Force. An encouraging experience with all of the support from Local leaders, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Judge Linda Davis-and State Representative, Anthony Forlini.-June 23rd

FAN Fraser hosted a Hope Not Handcuff's luncheon meeting at the 41 B District Court. Several local community leaders attended the meeting to learn more about the new porject for Macomb County.- June 23rd

FAN Fraser held a fundraiser at the Bagger Dave's in  Chesterfield.  We had a huge support from the community in attendance to raise awareness about addiction while giving back to the FAN organization while dining with family and friends.- June 22nd 

FAN Lapeer -Tina Dinnan and Pegg Patten participated in Family Fun Day on the Courthouse lawn. Information about our FAN meetings and our upcoming run was distributed. - June 22nd

FAN Lapeer had an article run in the County Press.  It was Pegg's letter to the editor in which she thanked those in the community who were financial supporters for our Spring Fling and upcoming run. The letter included information about the mission of FAN's efforts in our community. – June 19

FAN Lapeer sponsored a hole at the Love, INC. golf outing.  Information about FAN was available. Pegg Patten was also present at the event, helping to serve hot dogs while promoting our Run Drugs out of Town event in August. – June 18

FAN SWMI presented to Calhoun County Foster Care Staff, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution - June 17th

FAN Ionia Montcalm provided 7-8 Naloxone kits and training through Kate Long and Phil Milerov.- June 16th

FAN SWMI presented to Sacred Heart Substance Abuse Group, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution - June 16

FAN SWMI presented to Berrien County Homeless Shelter, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution - June 15th


FAN Saginaw County had Case Managers from their Adult Felony Drug Court present at their FAN forumn. Both of the case managers were former police officers, one was formley with the Michigan State Police and the other was a Saginaw City officer.  Some of the discussion was about the Medicated Assistance Treatment (MAT) that is being utilized in the Drug Court (Vivitrol). The Saginaw County Prosecutor was in attendance, he is supportive of FAN - June 14
 

FAN SWMI presented to Harbor Town Clinic, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution -June 14th

FAN Lapeer Tina Dinnan helped facilitate the exchange of stories of families who wished to share as well as personal stories from those in recovery that were in attendance. - June 12

FAN SWMI presented to Kalamazoo Gilmore Center, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution - June 12th

FAN SWMI presented to Interact of Kalamazoo Substance Abuse Maintenance Group, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution- June 9th

FAN SWMI presented to Interact of Kalamazoo Staff, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution -June 8th

FAN Calhoun County,Pres. Kristi Angelo, presented to the Battle Creek Rotary Club and to Marshall Rotary - June 6, 2016 

FAN SWMI presented to Sacred Heart Substance Abuse Group, overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution-June 2nd

FAN Ionia Montcalm board members Charlie Mahar, Clay Thomas, Mark Henderson, Justin Yost and Charlie Powers spoke to the Junior class at Carson City Crystal High School. -June 2nd
 

FAN Fraser Presented to over 200 students at Lakeview High School- June 1st

FAN Fraser had a  Charmed Charity Event at Alex and Ani at The Mall at Partridge Creek.  Several Community members showed up to support the event and took home important information on FAN's misssion.  June 1st 

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten attended the Community Collaborative Meeting.- June 1

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC Walked in the South Lyon Memorial Day Parade – carried our ACHC/FAN banners and passed out over 200 flyers, along with over 2,000 or more people seeing us in the parade! -May 30th

FAN Lapeer was asked to take part in a Color Run event in the Imlay City area.  The purpose of the run was to raise awareness of the heroin epidemic.  Proceeds of the run are to be donated to FAN.  Jessica Martinez did a great job organizing the event.  We had an information tent at the event getting the word out in the Imlay City area. - May 28th

ACHC Oakland County FAN Holly Region - Monthly FAN Meeting- May 26th

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC Attended Walled Lake FAN Forum – May 24th

FAN Fraser had an information table at the 2016 Leading Age Michigan Annual Conference and Trade Show supporting FAN and Opeartion RX materials- May 24th

ACHC Oakland County FAN Cooley Law School -Young Speaker in Recovery- May 20th

ACHC Oakland County FAN SW Region Monthly FAN Meeting-Siblings and addiction- May 19th

FAN Ionia Montcalm board members Patricia Wentworth, Ann Tyson, Serena Stewart and Justin Yost spoke on Relapse Prevention at our forum meeting. May 19th

ACHC Oakland County FAN West Bloomfield High School - Young Speaker in Recovery-May 19th

FAN Chippewa had a Court Night/Chapter Meeting - May 19th

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC  held their South  West Oakland FAN Forum – May 19th

ACHC Oakland County FAN presented at  West Bloomfield High School - Young Speaker in Recovery- May 18th

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC held their ACHC Quarterly Meeting in Pontiac  plus FAN/ACHC run meeting -May 18th

FAN Lapeer Board Members; Tim Brady, Tina and Mike Dinnan attended the Lapeer Community Foundation Gala.  Lapeer FAN was recognized as having received a $2,000 grant from the Foundation which we used for billboards for Operation RX.   There was an article in the May 22nd edition of The County Press about our grant and what FAN does, along with a picture of Vice President Tina Dinnan and her husband Mike.  We have submitted another grant request to the Community Foundation for 2016 to develop a parenting program for women in recovery. - May 17th

ACHC Oakland County FAN South East Region Monthly FAN Meeting - "Drug Court"-May 16th 

ACHC Oakland County FAN NE/NO Region Monthly Meeting - Sacred Heart-May 12th

ACHC Oakland County FAN Detroit Country Day - Young Speaker in Recovery-May 12th

FAN Fraser had an information table at the Ford Motor Company Health and Education FAIR Sterling Heights Plant- May 12th

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC Attended SLAYA (youth assistance) awards breakfast at St. Joseph church - many sectors of the community attended these awards – May 10th  

FAN Lapeer had a FAN forum and, Beth Miller from Sacred Heart Treatment Center was the speaker.  May 10th

ACHC Oakland County FAN Central Region Monthly FAN Meeting "Get It off your Chest"-May 9th

FAN Fraser had an information table at the Ford Motor Company Health and Education Fair- May 9th 

ACHC Oakland County FAN presented at West Bloomfield High School - Young Speaker in Recovery-May 9th

FAN Lapeer had a picture of the FAN board members and speaker from their Spring Fling, Michael Johnson, in the edition of The County Press. - May 8th

ACHC Oakland County FAN Memorial  in Holly- May 7th

ACHC Oakland County FAN South Central Region Monthly FAN Meeting "Out the Monster"-May 6th

FAN Fraser Fraser Public Schools to students at Fraser High School- May 6th

FAN Fraser presented to students at Fraser High School- May 5th

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC FAN Board meeting – May 5th

ACHC Oakland County FAN Cranbrook - Young Speaker in Recovery-May 4

FAN OKemos/Ingham Chapter VP, Phil Pavona presented 2 sessions at the Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference held at the DeVos Place In Grand Rapids, MI-May 4th

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC Gary attended ACHC Networking meeting in Pontiac representing FAN – May 4th

ACHC Oakland County FAN presented to Cranbrook - Young Speaker in Recovery-May 4

FAN Lapeer had their annual Spring Fling was held at the Lapeer Country Club - Michael Johnson was their featured speaker.  The evening was a great success.  They raised approximately $6,000. - May 4th 

FAN Fraser presented to parishoners at St Mary Queen of Creation Catholic Church on addiciton and awareness in the community-May 3rd

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC Face to face meeting with Doreen Brant – South Lyon Youth Assistance (SLAYA)case worker- May 3rd  

South West Oakland FAN/ACHC Delivered Synar packets in the community – May 1st

FAN Fraser hosted the FAN All Chapter Conference in Okemos, Michigan.  Representation from all Michigan Chapters and Regions were present. Guest speakers from Brighton Recovery Family Program and The Michigan State Police were a few of the topics covered . -April 30th
 

FAN chapter I/M FAN members Annette and Nick Rendall, Mary Thomas manned an information table at the Drug Take-Back program organized by Youthink Montcalm. - April 30th

FAN Saginaw Board members attended the All Chapter Conference in Lansing Meeting-April 30

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten, Tina Dinnan, Cheri Pfeiffer and Tim Brady attended the FAN Regional Conference in Lansing. -April 30th

FAN SW Oakland attended the FAN Conference in Okemos. -April 30th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm- Board members attended the FAN All Chapter Conference in Okemos.- April  30th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN -Board Members, Cathy Weir, Gary Weir, Chris Faust and ACHC/FAN attended the FAN All Chapter Conference in Okemos-April 30th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN now has 7 Monthly meetings throughout the month for easy access to support. April 2016

FAN Okemos Board members Judge D. Allen, P. Pavona, A. Lick, J. Lowe, E. Spence, --and Advisory Members G. Dagner, A. Lick, J. King, D. Smith, and J. Kepenga, attended the All Chapters Spring Conference.-April 30th       

FAN Saginaw attended the Heroin Summit John Glenn High School, Bay City- April 28th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten made contact with Kim Hebberd about getting FAN added to Lapeer's 211 program. – April 28th

FAN SW Oakland attended the Novi High School "What Parents Need to Know"  and spoke with Novi Assistant Principal, Middle School Assistant Principal and Novi Police Detective.- April 28th

FAN Lapeer Pegg  Patten did a presentation to the Sunrise Kiwanis's organization. -April 27th

FAN SW MI took part in  Interact, Kalamazoo, Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution. - April 26

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten and Lauren Brady were interviewed on WMPC, our local radio station about FAN.  Lauren shared her story of recovery and Pegg shared information about our monthly meetings. Information about the spring fling was also shared.- April 25th

FAN Lapeer Tim Brady manned an information table at the Lapeer County Spring Expo. -April 24th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm co-sponsored a Recovery Symposium with guest speaker and Author Dr. John MacDougall from Hazelden residential treatment center in Center City, Minnesota.- April 23rd

ACHC/Oakland County FAN -Tracy Chirikas presented to the new peer to peer group in Clawson-April 23rd

FAN SW MI took part in Cass County Community Mental Health, Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution, April 22

FAN Ionia/Montcalm Forum focused on Small Groups and how I/M FAN can help with; 
1. Families with a loved one struggling with addiction? 
2. Families who have lost a loved one?
3. People that are struggling with dependencies? 
The information gathered from the open groups will be used by the board to collaborate for directions in helping those in need.-April 21st

FAN SW MI took part in Kalamazoo County ROSC, Overdose prevention information April 20

FAN SW MI took part in Sacred Heart/Serenity Hill, Berrien Center, Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution, April 20

FAN SW Oakland presented to parents at Centennial Middle School. -April 20th

FAN SW Oakland presented to South Lyon Boy Scouts and parents at the South Lyon United Methodist Church.- April 19th

FAN Okemos member P. Pavona presented to the Williamston Kiwanis.-April 19th

FAN Okemos members Judge D. Allen A. Lick, and P. Pavona attended the Mason Capitol Area Prescription Drug Task Force-April 18th

FAN Lapeer had an article covering the COPS meeting from April 13th, written by Phil Foley from the LA View newspaper, was run in the April 15th edition of the LA View.-April 15th

FAN SW MI took part in River Oaks, Battle Creek, Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution, April 15

FAN Chippewa provided an information table at Walmart's Health Fair -April 16th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN young people in recovery (male and female) presented to the Walnut Creek Middle School-April 14th

FAN Saginaw presented an information table at the Valley State University Health Fair-April 14th

FAN Chippewa Scholarship criteria (for three $1000 scholarships) submitted to CCCF for distribution - April 13th

FAN Lapeer Pegg  Patten, Tina Dinnan, Cheri Pfeifer and Sue Clement attended the Lapeer County Sheriff Department COPS meeting at which the Department's Narcan program was rolled out.  Tina shared her son's Mitch's story, both with those present, but also during an interview with ABC12 news. Her interview was aired that evening on the ABC12 6:00 pm news .  Pegg shared information about FAN with the deputies. -April 13th

FAN Lapeer Dr. Pointowski, a local physician spoke at our monthly FAN meeting.- April 12th

FAN SW MI took part in Share Center, Battle Creek, Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution April 12

FAN SW Oakland attended the 52-1 Drug Court Graduation as a community member in support of recovery.- April 11th

FAN Chippewa provided an information table at WMH Spring Baby Shower- April 11th

FAN SW MI took part in Recovery Institute, Kalamazoo, Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution April 8

FAN SW MI took part in Sacred Heart/Serenity Hills Berrien Center Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution April 7th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN young people in recovery (male and female) presented to the student body of the Academy of Sacred Heart-April 7th

FAN Lapeer Pegg  Patten attended the Lapeer Community Collaborative Meeting and shared information about the upcoming Spring Fling.- April 6th

FAN Lapeer Pegg  Patten attended the Lapeer Chamber of Commerce Noon Networking Luncheon and shared information about upcoming FAN events.- April 6th

ACHC/Oakland County FAN panel  presented to the parents of the Academy of Sacred Heart- April 6th

FAN SW Oakland was interviewed by Channel 7 Kim Russell in support of Narcan.  Aired at 5, 6, and 7pm.- April 5th

FAN SW MI took part in Berrien County ROSC meeting, Benton Harbor Overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution April 4th

FAN Chippewa had an educational PSA air during the NCAA Basketball Tourney- March 15th through April 4th

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland met with the Novi Schools Director of Community Education Bob Steeh.-March 30th

FAN Fraser presented to over 100 students Stoney Creek High School- March 29th

FAN Lapeer, Tina Dinnan, did a presentation for parents at the Lapeer High School spring sports evening. -March 27th
 

FAN Fraser President, Judge Linda Davis presented at the 2016 Michigan Traffic Safety Summit to over 500 attendees- March 23rd

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland attended Walled Lake ACHC/FAN forum.-March 22nd

FAN Fraser presented at  Macomb Community College- March 22nd

FAN Southwest Michigan at Calhoun County Interagency on Housing – various organizations from Calhoun County 16 trained in overdose and distributing 9 Narcan kits. - March 21st

FAN CHippewa had a table present at the EUP READS event -March 21st

FAN Fraser presented at Macomb Community College- March 21st


FAN Saginaw participated in the Saginaw Home and Garden Show by the Home Builders Association. There was over 7,000 in Attendance- March 18th and 19th


FAN Southwest Michigan at Southwest Michigan College – trained public safety and residence hall managers; 10 people trained in overdose prevention; distributing 17th  Narcan kits.- March 18th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm – March forum topic was "Enabling or Helping" two executive board members, Bob Lathers and Justin Yost and advisory board member Tammy McQueen spoke on how to help those in recovery with enabling the addiction. -March 17th

FAN Fraser presented at Macomb Community College- March 17th

FAN Lapeer President, Pegg Patten, shared information about the upcoming Spring Fling at the Wake UP Lapeer breakfast. - March 17th

FAN Fraser presented to the Muslim community at the Muslim Mental health conference- March 17th

FAN Southwest Michigan at Pine Rest Counseling services – trained 9 staff in overdose prevention; distributing 3 Narcan kits. - March 16th

FAN Southwest Michigan at Summit Pointe Behavioral Health Resources –case managers, trained 15 people in overdose prevention; distributing 6 Narcan kits. – March 16th

FAN Chippewa had a student-produced video presented at the Chippewa FAN Forums -March 16th

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland attended Groves High School – The Silent Killer presentation.-March 16th

FAN Fraser presented two session to Chippewa Valley High School students- March 15th

FAN Southwest Michigan at Summit Pointe Behavioral Health Resources – staff IOP managers,  trained 7 people in overdose prevention; distributing 5 Narcan kits. – March 14th

FAN Southwest Michigan at Sacred Heart; Serenity Hills Rehab –  11 people trained in overdose prevention and 6 Narcan kits distributed – March 11th 

FAN Southwest Michigan at Lakeland Hospital presented to doctors and staff at the weekly CME lunch – reaching 143 people; 67 physicians and 76 non-physicians. – March 10th

FAN Chippewa had a Sault Tribe drug take-back box for unused medication delivered- March 10th

FAN Fraser presented to the Wolfe Middle School in Centerline- March 9th

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland attended the Logic Modeling class at the ACHC office.-March 8th

FAN Lapeer had a training for the use of the Evizo auto injector. This is an opiate reversal drug when someone is overdosing. Kits were made available to those who had completed the training and were interested in obtaining a kit at no charge – March 8th

FAN Southwest Michigan at Summit Pointe Behavioral Health Resources – front line staff.   4 people trained in overdose prevention and 3 Narcan kits distributed. - March 8th  

FAN Southwest Michigan at The Share Center – customer service organization for substance using population.  10 staff were trained in overdose and delivered 13 Narcan kits - March 7th

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland was a speaker at the South Lyon Jaycees meeting.-March 7th

FAN Lapeer had an article run in the Lapeer County Press on March 6th regarding the Evizo training. – March 6th

FAN Southwest Michigan at Battle Creek Alano Club –  52 people trained in overdose at the open community forum distributing 25 Narcan kits.  Kristy and Nancy presented on FAN and Overdose Prevention Education. March 4

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland attended a coffee meeting with local State Rep. Kathy Crawford.- March 3rd

FAN Lapeer President, Pegg Patten, shared information at the Lapeer Chamber of Commerce after hours' mixer about the upcoming Evizo training.  She also talked about sponsorship opportunities for the Spring Fling in May and the Run Drugs out of Town in August. - March 3rd

FAN Southwest Michigan at St. Joseph Drug Task Force -   7 people trained in overdose; distributing 2 Narcan kits. March 2nd

FAN Southwest Michigan at Summit Pointe Behavioral Health Resources – this included doctors and nurses, and 9 people trained in overdose prevention; 9 Narcan kits distributed – March 1st     

FAN Fraser presented to over 200 students at the Chippewa Valley 9th Grade Center- March 1st

FAN Southwest Michigan at Kalamazoo Peer Collaborative Network – substance abuse organizations from Kalamazoo County area,   8 people trained in overdose and distributing 7 Narcan kits. March 1st

FAN SW MI presented at Summit Pointe, Interact of Kalamazoo, Recovery Institute, and Sacred Heart during the month of February.- February 2016

FAN Calhoun County presented to students in 9th thru 12th grades at Gull Lake High School on the dangers of prescription medications and drug abuse approximately 750 students were present- February 2016

FAN Calhoun County presented to LRP Mens Life Recovery- February 2016

FAN Lapeer Chapter President, Pegg Patten drafted a resolution at Sheriff Ron Kalaquin's request, regarding Narcan to be used by law enforcement in Lapeer County.  The Sheriff hopes to use the resolution to help raise money to purchase nasal Narcan kits for the jail and Lapeer County road deputies. -February 2016

FAN SW MI had 6 Overdose Prevention presentations which included people at risk, doctors, nurses, substance abuse agencies reaching 66 people and distributing 44 naloxone overdose prevention kits.-February 2016    

FAN Okemos took part in a conference call with Fraser FAN regarding the Gloucester MA Angel Program (now delineated as PAARI-police assisted addiction recovery initiative) February 23rd
 

FAN Fraser took part in a conference call with Chief Campanello from the Gloucester MA Angel Program (now delineated as PAARI-police assisted addiction recovery initiative) February 23rd

FAN Okemos attended the Ingham County opiate work group forum February 23rd
 

FAN Fraser provided an informaton table at the Warren Crime Commission Community Crime Prevention Day- February 20th

FAN Ionia/Montcalm – February Forum Addiction 101 was presented by Advisory board members Katherine Long, PA-C of the Montcalm Care Network and Dr. Beverly Shepard of North Kent Guidance & Testing Services. A power point presentation and the movie Pleasure Unwoven were watched along with a question and answer session. -February 18th

FAN Fraser presented to 50 High School students at De La Salle Collegiate- February 18th

FAN South West Oakland attended the South Lyon Area Youth Assistance Board meeting - February 17th

FAN South West Oakland attended the Oakland County PPC Needs Assessment Community Planning Collaborative meeting - February 16 

FAN Fraser presented at the Pharmacy technician CE Program at St John's with over 200 in attendance-February 9th

FAN Okemos presented to the Lansing Everett High School health class.This class has decided to undertake a 6 week project on substance abuse and OKemos FAN to provide guidance/support during the project.  This class will then present to the whole school. -February 9th

FAN Lapeer monthly forum meeting had Juvenile Probation Officer Steve Smith speak to the attendees - February 9th

FAN Saginaw Chapter participated in the Zion Lutheran Church, FREELAND, Pancake dinner about 20 community members attended- February 9th

FAN Saginaw Chapter participated in the Dow event center Talk today, Hope for tomorrow. Suicide awareness and prevention night with the Saginaw Spirit Hockey Team about 500 were in attendance - February 6th

FAN Fraser was present at De La Salle Collegiate and Dr Ray spoke to the DLS Parents-February 4th

FAN Fraser spoke at the Alternative Center for Education in Rochester- February 3rd

FAN Fraer was present at the BCN Volunteer Expo in Dearborn. The information table provided several volunteer sign up opportunites to the BCN employees-February 3rd

FAN Fraser had an information booth at the "Event" for the Mizfits Set Apart. Over 700 parents, middle school and highs chool students attended the event - January 30th

FAN Fraser had an information booth at the Blue Care Network of Michigan Volunteer Expo - January 28th

FAN Saginaw spoke to Prevention Providers of Saginaw County.- January 27th

FAN Fraser members attended the Operation RX "A Community in Crisis" Opiate Conference at the MISD - January 26th

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland attended the launch of the Walled Lake/Commerce ACHC/FAN meeting - January 26

ACHC/Oakland County FAN was launched the newest region in Walled Lake.  This region will be serving the Walled Lake/Wolverine Lake and Commerce Communities.  The launch/kick-off had approximately 60 people in attendance and Michael Johnson was our featured speaker. - January 26th

FAN Lapeer Pegg Patten met with Lapeer MSP new Post Commander, Lt. Shannon Sims.  He expressed a desire to be involved with our Lapeer FAN Chapter. - January 2016
 
ACHC/FAN South West Oakland had an information table at CDS Foundation's annual Wild Game Dinner - January 22nd

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland guest speakers in recovery from Florida's - Epiphany, a Place to Begin - speak at our Forum - January 21st 

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland attended  the South Lyon Area Youth Assistance Board Meeting - January 20th

FAN Okemos VP  presented to a group of concerned citizens/professionals in  St Johns Mi who are interested in starting a Clinton County Chapter. - January 20th 

FAN Fraser Presented to De La Salle High School -January 20th

FAN Okemos VP  presented to a group of concerned citizens/professionals in  St Johns Mi who are interested in starting a Clinton County Chapter. - January 20th 

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland met with Assistant Curriculum Director for South Lyon Community Schools - January 22nd

ACHC/Oakland County FAN was honored to speak to the Farmington Hills Dunckel Middle School 8th grade G.O.L.D. Program.  (Girls Only Leadership Development).  There were over 130 8th grade girls who voluntarily participated and 25 returning High School Freshman and Sophomore young ladies who participated as well.  -January 22nd

FAN Ionia/Montcalm – January Kick off meeting was an introduction of the executive and advisory board members. We discussed our goals, asked participants what they needed to help them and handed out surveys to help direct the year's monthly forums. - January 21st

ACHC/OAKLAND County FAN welcomed YPR and Epiphany House as our guest speakers. -January 18th and January 21st 

ACHC/FAN South West Oakland attended the Flint Recovery Music and Art Fair - January 16th

FAN Lapeer  Pegg Patten and Brenda Ruddock attended the Flint Recovery Music and Art Fair-January 16th.

FAN Lapeer's Board Member, Pegg Patten, met with Todd Anglebrandt, Director from the Alcohol Information and Counseling Center to discuss continuing collaboration.- January 15th

FAN Fraser Presented to L'Anse Cruese Middle School -January 14th

ACHC/Oakland County North Oakland/NE Region of FAN co-hosted a community town hall in Lake Orion, featuring Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Judge Kirsten Hartig, Dr. Kitzmiller, Lauryn Ferro-Barnett and Dave.  The town hall drew in over 55 people all learning how to start the conversation. -January 14th

FAN Fraser, Executive Director, Andrew Fortunato presented to Nurses at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Medical Pavilion- January 14th

FAN Fraser Presented to Center Line Public Schools -January 13th

FAN Fraser Presented to Lakeview Public Schools- January 12th 

FAN Okemos VP presented to a group of concerned citizens/professionals in  Grand Rapids Mi who are interested in starting a Kent County Chapter.- January 12th 

FAN Lapeer had Michael Petersen, from Alkermes, Inc  present information about Vivitrol at our monthly FAN forum.-January 12th

FAN Lapeer's Board Member, Tina Dinnan,  did a presentation at Kearsley Schools.- January 8th

ACHC/OAKLAND County FAN started out the year at Roeper School with health class presentations. - January 5th

FAN SWMI received a grant from Southwest Michigan Behavior Health to provide overdose prevention education and distribute 2500 free naloxone kits to the community by Sept 30 2016. -January 2016
 

FAN SWMI has been working with the Red Project in Grand Rapids to provide training to Law Enforcement agencies in the eight counties covered by our chapter. -January 2016

FAN SWMI has currently assisted with twelve law enforcement agencies to carry Naloxone in case of an overdose. -January 2016


FAN SWMI had a presentation table set up at memorial service in Battle Creek for the Crooks family. Kristie from FAN SWMI attended, made a personal donation representing FAN and brochures and information cards for the Naxolone Community Kits were distributed  -January 2016

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