Light & Unite RED
What is "Light & Unite RED?" - Light & Unite RED is a campaign led by the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) in partnership with serveral community organizations and surrounding health departments that puts a spotlight on the dangers of substance use and unites our community to engage in prevention, encourage treatment and support recovery.
During National Drug & Alcohol Fact Week (January 23 – 29, 2017), join us as we light the way for a lifestyle without substance abuse. Together, we can prevent addiction and provide hope that recovery is possible.
Our community has resources available to help you prevent substance abuse, provide treatment or assist in your recovery.
View our list of resources: Addiction Resource Guide
Can't find what you're looking for or don't know where to start? Dial 2-1-1 to find the right resources for you or your child.
IMPACT 2-1-1 connects you with organizations in our community that have the appropriate resources to meet your needs.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A CRISIS, DIAL OUR CRISIS SERVICE LINE AT 414-257-7222.
THIS IS ANSWERED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Test your knowledge!
Take the 2017 National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge
See what our teen leaders knew (and didn't know) about drug and alcohol facts!
CLICK THE IMAGE TO WATCH OUR VIDEO:
Additional information available at:
- Greenfield Library
- Oak Creek High School
- Cudahy Health Department
THE ABOVE VIDEOS WILL ALSO BE SHARED ON THE WEST ALLIS CITY CHANNEL AND WAWM SCHOOL DISTRICT CHANNEL ALL WEEK
Follow us on social media!
There are several ways you can shine the light on drug and alcohol use throughout our community:
- Wear red! Show you care by what you wear - take a photo and share your support it on our social media with #lightunitered.
- Request a lightbulb: Make your business RED to shine a light on substance abuse.
Email Nzinga.firstname.lastname@example.org to get your lightbulb!
- Attend a public event (calendar below)!
Press Conference featuring Chris Abele,
County Executive of Milwaukee County
4:30 p.m. @ South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee County proclamation
Addiction Information Resource Fair
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
901 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI
The Red Ballon Group Grief Support Group Meeting
6-7:30 p.m. @ Shorewood Village Center (Basement of the Library)
3920 N. Murray Ave. Shorewood, WI
WEAR RED DAY
WEAR RED DAY
NATIONAL DRUGS & ALCOHOL CHAT DAY
TMJ4 PHONE BANK
4 - 7 p.m.
Senior Safety Talk and drug collection, West Allis Senior Center, 10-11 a.m.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY WEAR RED DAY
Basketball Game promo
Proclamations declaring "National Drug & Alcohol Fact Week:" West Allis, Village of West Milwaukee, CIty of Franklin, Milwaukee County
Buildings lit red:Mitchell Park Domes, Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin Gas Building, Marquette Interchange, Greendale Health Department CLC building, Franklin Health Department trees, Greenfield City Hall
Youth Workshops: Safe & Sound, Starting Point, Franklin High School, West Allis/West Milwaukee High School
REGISTER YOUR EVENT
For a full list of events happening near you (and even in your high school), click here!
Thank you to our community partners
In the News:
TMJ4: Light & Unite Red Campaign puts spotlight on substance abuse and addiction
South Now: Red light for substance abuse: Communities again spread awareness of issue
TMJ4: Local Group uses dance to fight addiction
TMJ4: Recovering addict shares thoughts on helping others
TMJ4: Light & Unite Red Thank You
For more information on Light & Unite RED, contact Nzinga Khalid at Nzinga.email@example.com or 414-257-7944.