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Central Wisconsin Partnership for Recovery (CWPR)



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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Formed in 2019, the Central Wisconsin Partnership for Recovery (CWPR), is a consortium of more than 44 members from at least 24 different organizations in Clark and Wood Counties, who have come together with the mission to create awareness an​d work together to reduce the preva​lence of​ substance use disorders through prevention, treatment, and recovery programming for those living in central Wi​sconsin. CWPR’s vision is to create a sustainable environment of awareness and support for everyone affected by substance use disorder. The full CWPR meets on a regular basis.

Clic​k here​ to view complete list of CWPR partners.​

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CWPR has four priority areas – (1) targeted youth programming, (2) jail discharge​ planning, (3) safe and sober housing, and (4) increased access to peer recovery support services. Learn more about each priority below and conta​ct us​ if you are interested in learning more. ​

Programming Ideas?

Do you have an idea for programming or have a gap to address? Submit your comments here.​

Targeted Youth Intervention

​​Jail Discharge Planning
Safe Sober Housing

Targeted Youth Programming

Provide social emotional learning curriculum support and substance use disorder prevention resources to school districts, and prevention resources and training to school districts and agencies in Clark and Wood County. A Youth Programming workgroup meets regularly to support related activities. ​ 

Major Targeted Youth Programming activities include:​

  • Providing support for a Clark County Sheriff's Deputy to serve as a School Resource Officer in the Neillsville and Granton School Districts and St. Johns Elementary in Neillsville.

  • Developing a menu of resources for school districts​, including Positive Action social emotional l​earning (SEL) curriculum, training for district staff, and technical assistance (e.g., curriculum research).

  • Compiling and sharing information about Wood County youth diversion programs with school staff and community members to support awareness and increase referrals for youth in need​.​

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Jail Discharge Planning

Support the Jail Discharge Planner employed at Wood County Human Services in partnership with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department to serve justice-involved individuals to engage in treatment and recovery support services upon release from incarceration. ​ 

Major Jail Discharge Planning activities include:​

  • ​Identifying and connecting the Wood County Jail Discharge Planner with resources to support individuals upon release from incarceration.

  • Developing an evaluation plan for Wood County Jail Discharge Planner program ​to assess its value.

Click here​ to view a report of program highlights.

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Safe and Sober Housing

Implement​ an adapted version of the Hunger & Poverty Prevention Partnership of Portage County RentReady Pro​gram to support individuals in sustained recovery from substance use disorder in Clark and Wood County to secure safe and sober housing in the region. A Safe and Sober Housing workgroup m​​eets monthly to support related activities.​

Major Safe and Sober Housing activities include:

  • Partnering with landlords, housing agencies, and interested others in Clark and Wood counties to identify potential candidates and housing options.

  • Creating a network of partners to support individuals in recovery as they move from transitional to permanent housing.

  • Providing program candidates with peer support, financial literacy education (UW Madison Extension Rent Smart Program), household items, resources, and ongoing support before and during their first year lease.

For additional information about the CWPR RentReady Program, contact Wayne Sorenson​ or see materials below:

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​​Increased Access to Peer Recove​ry Support Services

Expand access to peer support professionals with lived experience in recovery from substance use disorder to provide supportive services and increase recovery support in the workplace through the Recovery Supportive Workplace program. The Peer Support workgroup meets regularly to support related activi​ties.

Major Peer Support activities include:​

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Upcoming Events​

HOPE Webinar Se​​ries
View 2023 sche​dule


View current and past webinar recordings

Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Training

For information about upcoming CCAR trainings please ​contact
Elizabeth Walters or
Megan Birginal 

or call the Three Bridges
Recovery Office at 715-424-0403

7​​th Annual HOPE Consortium

August 3-4, 2023 (virtual).

Learn more about the HOPE

For More Information:

Contact any one of the following Family Health Center of Marshfield staff:

This project is supported in part by Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc. and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Rural ​Opioid Response Program - Implementation (RCORP Imp) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,000,000.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​