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Don’t FLUSH your medications!
Working with our local police departments the Partnership is providing MedReturn boxes. Please dispose of your unused medications safely. MedReturn Box locations
Law Enforcement click here to report your collection amounts: MedReturn Amounts
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2017
Noon- 1:30 p.m. every EVEN month on the 1st Monday of the month.
Meetings are held at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department in the Administrative Building. Basement level training room.
February 6, 2017
Topic: Partnership 101 and Funding
The Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership’s Comprehensive Community Action plan guides funding for the next 3 years. Every 3 years, this plan is updated to reflect the current community environment. At this meeting, we will discuss the background of the Partnership and begin drafting the 2017 plan which will map out the goals for the Partnership for the next 3 years. This is a very important meeting for all members to attend. Funding for the next 3 years will be determined during this process.
April 3, 2017
Topic: Welcome Vicki Becker- Elkhart County’s First Female Prosecuting Attorney
Join us to welcome and hear what Elkhart’s new prosecuting attorney, Vicki Becker has planned. Becker replaced Curtis Hill, Jr. who was elected Indiana’s Attorney General. Becker has worked in the prosecutor’s office since 1998 and has served as chief deputy prosecutor since 2003.
June 5, 2017
Topic: We all need a little help from our friends… support groups
This month we will have a panel discussion with representatives from support groups. This includes Alcoholic’s Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Al-Anon and AARC’s Parent Support Group.
August 7, 2017
Topic: When Heroin Comes Home
We are honored to be joined by a panel of parents who have lost their children to the heroin epidemic. Thank you to Gweedo’s Purple Shamrock for assisting with this topic.
April 2, 2017
Topic: Addiction Over the Rainbow… Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
We will be joined by the LGBTQ Center and friends to talk about the prevalence of addiction in the LGBTQ community.
December 4, 2017
Topic: Up in Steam… Med Return Program
For the past 4 years, the Partnership has been joined by local law enforcement to run the Elkhart County Med Return program. Local departments take turns in driving the collected medications to Covanta in Indianapolis for incineration. Today we will talk about this program and the unique relationships that make it work.