OUTREACH IN THE NEWS

Magic PRIDE Festival 2021
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OutReach LGBTQ Community Center

Magic PRIDE Festival 2021

Sit back and enjoy over 2 hours of entertainment from some of the best acts in our area! Join us here Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at 1pm (Central Standard Time) or at one of the 4 LIVE Watch Parties happening that in Madison WI. The live watch parties are as follows: 1) The OutReach Pride Picnic will feature a big screen at Olin Park by the lake and picnic area. Our food vendor, Jason's Jerk will offer some food choices and if it rains, we’ll move to the shelter and big screen truck will park outside the shelter. Outside of the one food vendor its BYO everything. Beer & Wine are allowed in park but NO GLASS BOTTLES. No Beer or Wine Vendors will be available at park. Parking ONLY in parking lot. The boat launch is off limits 2) WOOF's will host a Watch Party. They will serve food, plus drinks, and have the video live. 114 King St, Madison WI 53703 3) FIVE NIGHTCLUB will also host a Watch Party with drinks, order appetizers, and live video. 5 Applegate Crt, Madison WI 53713 4) LGBTQ 50+ Alliance will also host a Watch Party at OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704 Entertainment Featured: Anya Knees DaddyDon't GiveaDamn Dee Dee Purr DJ Femme Noir DJ Saint Saunter Jasper Madison Kat & The Hurricane Kiloakaskitlz Mettahdroid Mi Mi Sanchez Persephone B. Diamond Zed Kenzo For more information call 608.255.8582, Monday-Friday 12-7pm or send email to steves@lgbtoutreach.org. For updates please visit us here at www.outreachmagicfestival.org!
The Road Forward: Recovering Our Mental Health
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OutReach LGBTQ Community Center

The Road Forward: Recovering Our Mental Health

In the spring of 2021"OutReach through its ROAD FORWARD project put on a series of workshops to provide a a post-pandemic road forward. One of the Workshops was "Recovering Our Mental Health" moderated by OutReach's LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate, Linda Lenzke. The Workshop was led by Tanya Kraege (she/her/hers) Tanya is the Drug Poisoning Prevention Recovery Coach Team Manager at Safe Communities MDC and a mental health clinician at Journey Mental Health in the crisis unit. She specializes in working with people with substance use challenges, women using substances while pregnant, trauma, relationships and mental health challenges. Tanya has worked in the field of mental health and substance use for 13 years and currently oversees Recovery Coaches and Certified Peer Specialists who work in a variety of environments in Dane County to support people with SUD, MH and families affected by SUD and MH challenges. Tanya played a role in the Health Care Task Force on Safe Opioid Prescribing by participating in the academic detailing program for working with clinicians on co-prescribing Naloxone with opioid prescription medications. In addition to being a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, and a community advocate, Tanya has experience as a Recovery Coach, a Recovery Coach Trainer, a Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Peer Specialist Trainer, using her story of addiction and recovery to support all communities to discover hope and insight into new ways of living. https://safercommunity.net/ Synopsis of Workshop: Have you found yourself having more alcoholic beverages than usual over the past year? Have you felt like you lost hope and had difficulties getting the motivation to get out of bed over the past year? Were tasks that used to be simple and routine become more of a burden? Do you feel more isolated and disconnected from our community? Has the use of other substances that numb increased in isolation? You are not alone, even if it feels like it! I want to hear from you what you think would be the most helpful in moving forward to getting back to feeling more like ourselves, finding a renewed or newly found sense of purpose in spite of all the other challenges we had prior to COVID 19. Please share with us how the healing can begin and what areas it would be most beneficial for you! The intent of this workshop would be to discuss what would be the most impactful for healing in our community and then coming back together to talk about the resources, advocacy or support our community would need in order for that to occur.