Way to go Central Alberta: You are standing up!
The united voice we are growing together will help to build a better and safer community for all of us!
You started the united community voice that our municipal and provincial leaders need to help us get things done!
We are getting places:
Our municipal and provincial governments have been working collaboratively with the non-profits to ensure emergency health measures are in place both temporarily and permanently for our community.
Our community has:
A united voice of over 1800 people so far.
Increased funding from the Housing Ministry to open the Warming Shelter a month early.
City Council approved the development permit for same and allowed for overnight shelter overflow.
A temporary emergency overdose prevention site.
Added safety and security resources on overdose prevention site.
Increased needle debris clean up.
A collaborative team of experts working on a permanent site for Safe Consumption Services.
Increased medical teams on the front lines
A medically supported detox program.
Now what can we do with this united voice?
Our Mayor has asked for this very thing and it will strengthen her advocacy for the resources our community needs.
Our MLA’s and provincial and federal partners can use it for the same.
We can show support for any initiatives in our community working towards residential treatment facilities for addiction and mental health.
We can show all of those people who are lost in the world of addiction and mental health that we are standing beside them and determined to help.
We can use it to get public bathrooms for people.
We still need to have some “in the meantime” housing for people who do not currently fit mainstream resources due to their substance use. This can be used for people with no homes who are waiting to access addiction treatment and a place to return to after their treatment.
This united voice can let everyone know who are working on the front lines of this crisis that we appreciate them and we are behind them.
All of the families who are so horribly affected by the ravages of addiction can lend their powerful voice to help make a difference in the resources we can offer their loved ones.
Add your name to this united voice
- To show businesses that we are advocating to make a difference for them
- To show our community we are advocating to make it safer for all of us.
- To show families and friends of all of those suffering that we are advocating to make a difference.
- To thank all of those manning the front lines of this crisis, Non-profits, EMS, RCMP and RDRH.
Thank you to all supporters.
Tina Scott, jessie mercredi, Karen Reay, Matthew Schroeder, Judy Mason, Tara Palardy, Jeffrey Peet, Amanda McEwen, Cynthia Malouin, Brody Ackerblade, Collin Jefferies, Janaya Davis, Allyson Buffalo, Shentel Kerr, Heather Schulz, Peggy Johnson, Jane Rowley, Krista Hansen, Christine Cahoon, Christa Fortin, Robert Ketcheson, Asha Chimiuk, Gail Bellanger , Tenessa Harvey, Courtney Boll , Dominique Stroud, Wendy Cortes, Donna Greer, Twila Harris-Olson, Jennifer Hardie , Paige Cassidy, Madeline Butler, Sean Draper, Jason Beisick, Dolan Larsen, Jenna Young, Nicholas Morelli , Amber Jackaon, Robyn O’Reilly , Jason Lundmark , Kyla Klein, Rebeka Reynolds, Sarah Thomas , Tomi Turnbull, Laura Smith, Norma Bexson, Lindsay Baiko, Michelle Brown, Michael Keyes, Brian Rousseau
Marlena Bullee, Lindsey Bower, Thayne Dilts, Lindze Giles, Karen johnston, Nicole Hollman, Blair Morgan, Ainsley Gray, George Berry, Leo Bonin, Karrie Christie, Carrie Amstutz, Bill Lumley , Rachel Ycu, Tracey Bertschy, Stefani Fleischhacker, Heather Klein, Kimberlie Stengler, Elena Rousseau, Debbie Henderson, Cindy Brenna, Rebecca Bragdon, Donna Barton, Beki Brown , Nicole Charbonneau, Judy Foret, Fallon Moos, Alysha Lindley, Leah Beston, Robert Les Strange, Tia Detta, Karen Bradshaw, Tracy Power, Cindy Kennedy, Valeree Sweet, Teresa Chase, Colin Wright, Andrea Butler, Sarah Vandergaag, Jill Lanz, Rick Foret, Cynthia Hartmann, Brandi Twidale, Isaac Laut, Autumn Davis, David Bisson, Faith Fetterly, Eric Sereti, Marilyn Dicks, Claire Wilson
Leah King, Kaelyn Kamp, Marilyn Dewan, Rebekah B, Jade Ramchuk, Alana Maidens, Amanda Harper, Chelsey Mader, Lauren Pezzella, Lori Vodon, Franz Soriano, Dustin Harper, Lindsay Chassie, Susan Amell, Christy Stdennis, Stephanie Oler, Kaylie Peterson, Krystal Jenkins, Delores Coghill, Jim McKinley, Johanne Bissonnette, CJ Odnokon, Audra Schultz , Blaine Ritchie, Sarah Leveque, Alix Veno, Ariel Miller, Dave Flewwelling, Karen Wilson, Tracy Schick, Amanda Benoit, Becky Gladstone, Cheryl Smith, Amanda Stewart, Melody Holland, JuanitaHarding, Aaren McNary, Lisa Olesen, Cathy Foster, Holly Spooner, Madison Sauter, Kassandra Humphrey, melissa maybee, Shirley Wilkinson, Krista Groulx, Corinne Anderton, Eli Konsmo, Barb Coutts, Miranda Schissler, Boman Husted
Paige DesJardine, Kareen Lambert, Camille Larin, Laird Anderson, Abbie Hill, Trisha Garbett, Codi Brown, Gaye Montpetit, Dallas Williams, Lindsey Steeves, Ashly Gilchrist, Jared Sayers, Carla Paul, Jacqueline Burnett, Holly Morelli, Kimberly Pring, Rocky Potuer, Victoria Webb, Carolyn Greba, Richard Mueller, Leah Hagel, Kathy Kashuba, Anne Marie Watson, Cynthia Webber, troy damico, Kira O’Brien, Cindy Jefferies, Christina Meyn, michelle chapman, June Miller, Claudette Evans, Rebecca King, Scott Cameron, Gilbert Lafantaisie, Blair Wilson, Stacey Carmichael, Brenda Hendley, Bob Gunderman, Deborah Watson, Karen Ninkovich, Rob Janelli, Katie O’Brien, Jackie May, Trish Chiasson, Clare Verfaillie, Margaret MacDonald, Jennifer Vanderschaeghe, Matt Gould, Kathryn Harris, Maria Boutilier
Erin Sutherland, Natasha Eddy, Sherri Larson, Paige Koster, Melissa Gauvreau, Joy Davies, Donna Wells, Brad Beeler, Jodelene Sajous, Margie Moore, Karen Baker, Cynthia McLaren Lloyd, Robin Armitage, David Darbel, Karen Jenkins, Kimberly MacKinnon, Linda R. Shepherd, Jenn Foy, Michelle Jerome, Destine Schultz, LaShawn Vick, Colleen Fisher, Angela Darbel, MONICA MORRISON, Jasmine Laidlaw, Jill Dutchak, Jennifer Cross, Sarah Clemens, Brenda Sargeant, Kristine Bugayong, Chad McDonald, Janice Wing, Sherri Larson, Paige Koster, Melissa Gauvreau, Joy Davies ,Donna Wells, Brad Beeler, Jodelene Sajous, Margie Moore, Karen Baker, Cynthia McLaren Lloyd, Robin Armitage, David Darbel
Karen Jenkins, Kimberly MacKinnon, Linda R. Shepherd, Jenn Foy, Michelle Jerome, Destine Schultz, LaShawn Vick, Colleen Fisher, Angela Darbel, MONICA MORRISON, Jasmine Laidlaw, Jill Dutchak, Jennifer Cross, Sarah Clemens, Brenda Sargeant, Kristin Bugayong, Chad McDonald, Janice Wing, Dirk Heuer, Jason Snider, Rae Dittberner, Kath Hoffman
In the news!
September 21, 2018 – 3:06pm | RDNEW NOW
September 20, 2018 – 7:37pm. | RDNEWS NOW
Sep. 20, 2018 5:29 p.m. | Red Deer Advocate
Sep. 21, 2018 3:00 p.m. | Red Deer Advocate
September 20, 2018 6:45 PM | Open Letter from Mayor Tara Veer
September 24, 2018 | CBC Calgary Eyeopener
Sep. 26, 2018 | Red Deer Advocater
Sep. 27, 2018 | Red Deer Express
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Who is behind this?
This movement was first initiated by 100 concerned Red Deer citizens. It is an attempt to bring our voices together as one. This is not just a social agencies issue. This is about all of us in this Red Deer community.
Join in, add your name to this group – STAND UP NOW!
If you have any questions and want to get involved please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.