Alcohol and Drug Abuse Speakers/ Mentors

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Waukesha County Health & Human Services

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  • 34 people are interested

Individuals are needed to assist with the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Group Facilitator Program, commonly referred to as our AODA Volunteers.
The program works with clients who have alcohol, drug dependency and other addictions. AODA Volunteers are recovering people who regularly visit area facilities (Waukesha County Jail, Waukesha County Huber Facility, Lawrence Treatment Center, Waukesha County Alcohol Education Series, Waukesha County Mental Health Center, and the Century House half-way house) and reach out to those who are considering abstinence or are new in recovery.
As a volunteer, you will partner with a veteran volunteer to visit these facilities to share your experience, strength and hope with men and women who suffer from alcoholism and other drug addictions.
This can be a very rewarding opportunity. It will give you a chance to make a difference in someone's life. And the positive impacts on the community are immeasurable. Our program gets people back to work, strengthens families, reduces domestic violence and prevents dependency-related accidents and illness.

The volunteers carry the message to the alcoholics and drug addicts who still suffer, and to the community at-large. We carry the message in many small, subtle, but powerful ways. These quiet behaviors help rebuild confidence and change behaviors so that recovering men and women can become productive members of society.
Interested applicants must have personally experienced their own addiction and be active in their own recovery, and must have minimally one year of sobriety to be considered.

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About Waukesha County Health & Human Services

Location:

Human Service Center, 514 Riverview, Waukesha, WI 53188, US

Mission Statement

The Waukesha County Department of Health & Human Services [WCDHHS] is a county agency providing a wide range of confidential services designed to enhance the physical & emotional functioning of individuals and families in Waukesha County. The Department's varied & diverse services share a philosophical commitment to the dignity of the individual & a belief that individuals and families can, with proper assistance, positively respond to the challenges that life's problems & crises present.Services are available to all County residents, regardless of race creed, color, handicap or economic situation.

Description

Info & referrals. Intake & assesment. Mental Health Services. Alcohol & other Drug abuse. Child & family Services. Adolescent & Juvenile Court Services. Support Services. Economic Support Programs. Public Health Services BAckpack Coatlition, Roks [recogonizing outstanding kids]

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

514 Riverview Ave514 Riverview AveWaukeshaWaukesha, WI 53188

(43.02151,-88.23167)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimally one shift per month
  • Comfortable talking to people about your experiences with alcohol and drug use situations.

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