In May 2013 the Winnebago County Heroin Task Force rolled out an action plan to address the growing problem of heroin addiction in Winnebago County and other nearby areas. The task force started with a pillar approach and made great gains to develop strategy around fighting the addiction in this area.

After several successes in the areas of prevention, treatment and recovery, the Heroin Task Force has reshaped their vision, the team that’s supporting this initiative and how to manage the strategies to end drug addiction related deaths in Winnebago County. The Heroin Task Force has now reformed into The Winnebago County Drug and Alcohol Coalition. Visit their new website:

If you would like more information about the Winnebago County Drug and Alcohol Coalition (WCDAC), please contact Stephanie Gyldenvand at 920-232-3368 or sgyldenvand @