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Kalkaska County Resources

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In-Person - Kalkaska High School / KAP Room

Monthly - 2nd Monday @ 3:30PM

Monthly - 2nd Monday, 3:30-4:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 748 337 6657 

Passcode: 248012

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Suzanne Prentice - 231-714-7332

Mission:  Eliminating Stigma; Providing Education; Connections; Support

Vision:  To educate the community and break down the barriers that hinder success in addressing substance use disorder.

The Kalkaska Substance Free Coalition was originally formed in 2014, as a grass roots effort to make positive changes in the county of Kalkaska, as it pertained to substance use disorder. Three years later the coalition joined efforts with DHD #10 and became Live Well Kalkaska Substance Free Coalition. LWKSFC partners with The Substance Free Coalition of Northwest Michigan, The Kalkaska County Collaborative, and many other organizations. This coalition strives to eliminate stigma by educating the community about substance use disorders, related issues, prevention, and recovery. This coalition also aims to provide connections to resources and support for individuals with substance use disorder, as well as family members.


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Meetings:  1st Thursday at 7pm (doors open at 6:45pm)


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Central United Methodist Church

222 N. Cass St., Traverse City, MI  49684

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Mission: Saving lives by empowering individuals and communities to prevent and eradicate addiction.


Vision:  A nation free of narcotic addiction.


About Us: 

The Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition began meeting in early 2015 after Judge Bob Cooney called community leaders together to address the opioid epidemic. Today the coalition is made up of experts from various sectors of the community including: law enforcement, the medical community, schools, treatment facilities, tribal members, religious groups, youth, parents and families.


​In October of 2017, the coalition received a grant from Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) to fund a full time coordinator, an epidemiologist to provide the coalition with local data, and three Youth Engagement Liaisons to facilitate prevention programs in the county’s high schools. The coalition has recently adopted by-laws and established its executive committee. Future plans also include applying for a Drug Free Communities Grant and hosting events to provide education and raise awareness to the community.


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Meetings: 1st Thursday of “even months” at 9:00 AM (only virtual)


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Sharon Vreeland -

Mission: The Substance Free Coalition of Northwest Michigan (SFC) is partnering with agencies and organizations throughout the five-county area of Northwest Michigan to end the opioid epidemic in our communities. Because prescription opioids are so highly addictive, our efforts are focused on prevention of opioid use whenever possible.


Vision:  A nation free of narcotic addiction.

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