The Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community (WCHC) partners with many other groups and organizations with the goal of reducing the toll of opioid and other drug overdoses in Southern Will County.
- In 2016, the WCHC spearheaded community fundraising efforts to provide a canine officer for the community. Thanks to funding from residents and from the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, Wilmington Police Department Canine Officer Mao began work in early 2017.
- The WCHC works with other organizations funded by the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Program and other local drug-free coalitions to share information and collaborate on projects to reduce opioid and other drug abuse.
- The WCHC recently worked with Free Press Newspapers in a series of stories to educate the community about the opioid overdose epidemic as seen below:
- The coalition participates in the Will County MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership) Collaboration to obtain information and link to resources in other communities.