Prevention Happens Here

The Community Coalition of Forest County has been working diligently to bring the community together to celebrate prevention efforts county wide. CCFC has partnered with Forest County Potawatomi, Sokaogon Chippewa of Mole Lake, UW Extension, the county school districts and Stop the Dealing and Start the Healing to provide an action filled week. The planning committee is following CDC guidelines to have events outdoors and follow safety protocol.  

National Prevention Week, celebrated the week of May 9 – 15th, is a program of SAMHSA-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Some of this year’s Forest county highlights include bringing nationally known speakers to our area!   National youth speaker Jake White from VIVE 18 will be visit the Forest county schools during the week to speak about sober parties.  The Forest County Potawatomi Tribal community is excited to have comedian Mylo Smith, sharing in a sobriety feast and bringing his sense of humor during these difficult times.

Listed below are activities being planned:

Sunday May 9th a Mother’s Day Golf Scramble will be held at Maplewood Golf Course in Pickerel

Monday May10th Drive in Movie at Laona School 7:30 PM

Tuesday May 11th Sobriety Feast with Comedy show by Mylo Smith at Pow Wow grounds in Carter 6-9 PM

Wednesday May 12th VIVE 18 at Laona School,  at 6:00 PM   parents from Forest County are invited to join Facebook Live with VIVE 18- Jake White

Thursday May 13th VIVE18 at Crandon and Wabeno Schools,  Drumming and Recovery Talking Circle in  Mole Lake at Dinesen House  4 PM

Friday May 14th  The 4th Annual Recovery Walk- Meeting at Stone Lake C-store at 8:00 AM, 8:30 send off  to Dinesen House in Mole Lake with fire, feast , and speakers to follow. Rides and rest stops available.  

Saturday May15th Parade at Noon in Crandon with celebration at Cardinal Park to follow with games, food, prizes, educational materials, and speakers. Forest County is fortunate to have many generous businesses and personal donations that make events like this happen to enhance our county and health. Please join us!

Update from Health Department

Per the Forest County Health Department website, the following Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) order is now in effect:

Under the authority of Wisconsin State Statute § 252.02(3) and at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm has ordered a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 50 or more people to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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CCFC Mission in regards to CO VID-19

As Forest County leaders and citizens begin to, and continue to, coordinate responses to the CO-VID 19 pandemic, it is important that Forest County residents have access to correct and trust-worthy information.

The Community Coalition of Forest County is a partnership of county leaders that includes the school districts of Wabeno, Crandon and Laona, the county Health Department, the Forest County Potawatomi community, the Sokaogon Chippewa community, UW-Madison Extension, the Sheriff’s department, the Social Services Department, the Department on Aging, faith-based organizations, county food pantries, as well as regional and state-wide agencies.

Per our mission to inform and engage all age groups and cultures in Forest County, the Community Coalition website and Facebook page will offer trusted and up-to-date information on community resources, childcare needs, government communications, essential updates and contact information.

Please share this information widely and ‘Like’ the Community Coalition on Facebook. It is our intention that by offering this key information to the public, we can offer a sense of understanding and well-being to those that need it.

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