New Fox Valley Region Substance Abuse Resource Guide
The Treatment Pillar of the Heroin Task Force has created a guide to substance abuse treatment and recovery suppport for the Fox Valley. This guide contains information on residential/outpatient treatment services, adolescent treatment services, sober living, crisis services, medically assisted therapy programs, and so much more. All of the services listed are in the area from Green Bay down to Fond Du Lac.
If you would like to download a copy please click here.
Think Local with the Northeast WI Food Hub
The Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Food Hub helps restaurants, schools, hospitals, and other institutions in our area to purchase locally-grown food from area farmers and producers. The Food Hub is an online marketplace that handles the administrative and financial aspects of the purchases; allowing institutions and farmers to build strong relationships that focus on providing delicious, locally-grown/produced foods such as produce or yogurt for our residents. The NEW Food Hub is an important part of area Farm to School programs.
Food Hubs really are a win-win solution that help to support the local economy and provide delicious and nutritious food for community members. They help producers by offering assistance in business development strategies, training in food storage, safety, and delivery, and technical assistance. They help institutional buyers by connecting them with farmers for various purchasing needs. They help consumers by increasing accessibility and raising awareness of where their food comes from.
For more information about the NEW Food Hub, please visit: http://www.goodwillgrows.org/
Senior Friendly Activity Locations
As part of the promotion of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, several older adult and senior service agencies in Winebago County put together a new map of senior-friendly activity locations.
To view a larger version of the map, or to download the full brochure, click on our active communities page.
Learn mental wellness tips with re:TH!NK's #MentalHealthMonday!
Every Monday, check out re:TH!NK's Facebook page for tips on how to improve your mental wellness! There's no health without mental health, and taking care of your mental health can help you on your way to overall wellness. We're also posting about mental illness awareness and suicide prevention in our community, so keep an eye out for those posts!
re:TH!NK & Winnebago County Health Department's Support of Wellness Screen
This fall, re:TH!NK and the Winnebago County Health Department are excited to support Samaritan Counseling Center in their implementation of the Connected Community Wellness Screen at Oshkosh West and Oshkosh North High Schools. In collaboration with re:TH!NK's Healthy Lifestyles committee, the Connected Community Wellness Screen is a free, voluntary, and confidential resource for students who want to have a mental health "check-in" and is a great program to ensure mental well-being for students. So far, the program has been well-received!
Cooking up Ratatouille for School Lunches, Farm to School Style!
Winnebago County Farm to School and the food service staff from Oshkosh and Green Bay school districts teamed up to prepare and freeze 2000 lbs of Ratatouille sauce to be served this school year. The sauce features locally-grown tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs from farms in Northeast WI. Students will have the opportunity to eat the ratatouille sauce in their school lunch in various dishes like pasta, wraps, and pizza. For all the recent media coverage, visit our partner website Live54218.