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Join the Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership Today!

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NOTICE: The Drug Free Community Fund RFP process begins on August 21, 2017.  The click RFP to access the grant application.

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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


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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.


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. 

October 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. 


Gweedo's Purple Shamrocks invites Michiana to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day on August 26th in downtown Elkhart at The Civic Plaza from 12pm-9pm. We aim to provide resources for recovery such as, treatment, detox, education, and even medicaid/H.I.P. 2.0 sign up assistance. Adding music and food we hope to help those who have lost someone to an overdose celebrate the memory of those that have lost their battle with this disease. We will end the event with a candlelight vigil memorializing our loved ones sending 3 Purple Sky Lanterns to the night sky. Purple represents power, overdose and Addiction awareness, and mental illness. Addiction has affected our communities in a way we've never seen until this epidemic arrived in our neighborhoods. *This is a free, all age event.

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Paint the Plaza Purple

August 26, 2017, 12:00pm - August 26, 2017, 8:10pm

Gweedo's Purple Shamrocks

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