Gratitude & 2018 Holiday Memorial

It is incredibly heart-warming to have had so many families come out to support the 2018 holiday memorial. Our team spends many nights up late working to personalize the ornaments and prepare the photo garland. By the end of the week, three of our team members have memorized all the names and images of all … Continue reading Gratitude & 2018 Holiday Memorial

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Holiday Memorial FAQ

FAQ How do I submit my loved ones name? You can submit the name of your loved one via the request form found on our website. How much does it cost? FREE! Having an ornament personalized and hung on the memorial is free. However, we ofcourse appreciate donations and put them to good use. How … Continue reading Holiday Memorial FAQ

Innovation: The value that drives.

Innovation. In the most basic terms, innovation can be defined as something that meets a need. It is the intellectual curiosity and creative inspiration that results in new strategies, processes,  techniques and solutions. Wake the Nation acknowledges the weakness that exist in society's perceptions of substance use disorder and mental health and vows to create … Continue reading Innovation: The value that drives.

Remembering the Patron Saint of Harm Reduction

Where does one begin to describe the loss of a man responsible for saving thousands? The passing of our friend, mentor, and hero, Dan Bigg of the Chicago Recovery Alliance, this past August, was and is a devastating loss for harm reductionist around the world. Dan who pioneered harm reduction, safe syringe needle exchanges, and … Continue reading Remembering the Patron Saint of Harm Reduction

Cultural inclusivity: The value that flows within

Wake the Nation recognizes that privilege and access have heavily influenced and advantaged voices that drive advocacy and  policy change in relation to drugs, substance use disorder, and mental health, as well as the US society in general. For us, culturally inclusivity embodies diversity and builds opportunity for greater collaboration. It is imperative for any … Continue reading Cultural inclusivity: The value that flows within