April 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Recovery Advocacy Project

Virtual Town Hall: A Discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Recovery Community and Where We Go From Here

Thursday, April 23 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join elected leaders and public health experts for a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the recovery community and where we go from here.

The current COVID-19 health crisis in Nevada has presented a wide-range of challenges to people in and those seeking recovery from addiction and mental health disorders. As a resilient community, we have come together to focus on solutions and how we will get through this trying time together.

Given the current CDC guidelines and Governor Sisolak’s stay-at-home order, mutual aid groups that provide life-saving support services have moved online—and many are fortunate enough to have the access to the supports needed to sustain their pathways to wellness. However, many Nevadans are still unable to access the services needed to enter and maintain their personal recovery.

In the spirit of community collaboration and learning, the Recovery Advocacy Project will be hosting a virtual town hall for the recovery community, families, allies, and policy makers on Thursday, April 23 rd from 6:00-7:30pm PST. The purpose of the town hall will be to discuss the COVID-19 response, supporting those in and seeking recovery, and the impact of this pandemic on the demand for these needed services and supports. The town hall is also an opportunity for citizens of Nevada to learn more and provide input on the community funding needs to combat the state’s addiction and mental health crisis.

Confirmed Panelists
  • Julia Ratti, State Senator, District 13
  • Joe Hardy, State Senator, District 12
  • Jill Tolles, Assemblywoman, District 25
  • Hillary Schieve, Mayor, City of Reno
  • Victoria Seaman, Las Vegas Councilwoman, Ward 2
  • Stephanie Woodard, DHHS Senior Advisor on Behavioral Health
  • Terry Kerns, Substance Abuse Law Enforcement Coordinator, Office of the Nevada Attorney General
  • Jenny Gratzke, Southern Nevada Health District
  • Valerie Cauhape, Rural Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board
  • Dorothy Edwards, Washoe Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board
  • Frankie Lemus, Washoe County Behavioral Health Coordinator
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