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Coming Together 2016 : Conference & Community Event

2012 Coming Together

Coming Together 2016 takes place October 19th, and is a collaboration between Community Healing Centers and the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse at Western Michigan University.  

We hope to reduce the stigma associated with treatment and recovery, while facilitating conversation and partnerships with a variety of community organizations.

We will raise awareness of the programs and outreach services available in the community for those children, families, and individuals struggling in the shadows of addiction.

The conference will provide the latest information, tools, and knowledge in the treatment field. Professionals from medicine, law, social work, and education will be joined by outstanding national experts and spokespersons in a full day of presentations and workshops.

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                            Don't forget to join us the night before the Conference, for our FREE Community Event!

Who:   William Cope Moyers
When:  Tuesday, October 18th.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, Program begins at 7pm.
Where:  Homer Stryker School of Medicine

What:   “Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption and Beyond”

From a life of privilege with a bright career to a bottom in the grip of alcohol and crack cocaine, William C. Moyers know firsthand the power of addiction.  But he has also lived the promise of recovery from it, turning his journey from adversity into the opportunity to help others do the same.  As a national advocate for the renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Moyers carries the message of hope, help and healing to communities across the nation.  His inspiring story, first shared in a New York Times best-selling memoir 10 years ago, now includes an intimate perspective on meeting his life’s challenges since then, involving the highest highs and lowest lows. 

*No registration needed for Community Event.



Keynote Speakers:

William C. Moyers
Vice President, Public Affairs and Community Relations
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

William Moyers is committed to eliminating barriers to recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations, Moyers leads the organization's policy and advocacy activities. From "carrying the message" about addiction, treatment and recovery, to public policy and philanthropy, Moyers brings a wealth of professional expertise and an intimate personal understanding to communities across the nation. He uses his own experiences to highlight the power of addiction and the power of recovery.


Kenneth W. Schmidt
Executive Director
Trauma Recovery Associates

Fr. Ken Schmidt is the pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He is also a Licensed Proefessional Counselor.  He is a co-founder of the Trauma Recovery Program in the Diocese of Kalamazoo.  In the past ten years, he has worked with individuals and small groups of survivors, as well as canonists, formators for religious communities, and congregations.  He now serves as Executve Director of TRA.