Mission Statement

The mission of the WCRC is to improve the health and safety of individuals and families in Wayne County through comprehensive, community-wide strategies that reduce and prevent youth and adult substance use, assure treatment services are available and accessible for all, and promote long-term recovery for everyone.

Coalition Information

The Wayne County Recovery Coalition (WCRC) was established in 2019 to develop an integrated healthcare network for community collaboration to tackle the opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD) crisis. At that time, several studies indicated that the rate of opioid overdoses in persons over the age of 20 in Wayne County, Georgia was among the highest in the state. In 2020, the WCRC was awarded a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) to address the opioid epidemic. In 2023, the WCRC was awarded the Drug Free Communities Support Program to address youth substance misuse. To learn more about the History of the WCRC, visit our About Us page.

Upcoming Meetings

Coalition MeetingsAugust 13, 2024
Committee Meetings:
  • Alcohol Response Team: September 3, 2024
  • Fentanyl Response Team: September 17, 2024
  • Vaping Response Team: COMING SOON!

WCRC Blogs

WCRC blogs are essential for the coalition as they educate the community about substance misuse, prevention, their effects, and available resources in the community.


Our blog will raise awareness of WCRC’s efforts and successes, upcoming events, work plan activities, and dispel substance misuse myths. By sharing stories of prevention and recovery challenges, our blogs will create a supportive community.


They will engage community members through discussions and feedback, strengthening connections and building a network of support. We look forward to helping the coalition connect with the community and fulfill its mission of prevention, treatment, and recovery.









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Wayne County Recovery Coalition

Wayne County Recovery Coalition

The Wayne County Recovery Coalition is a community-wide coalition aimed at reducing substance misuse and connecting those seeking recovery and in long-term recovery to local resources in Wayne County, GA.

Support and understanding are crucial for those in recovery from drug addiction. Let's come together to break the stigma and offer compassion. Every step forward is a victory. 💚 #recoverysupport #endthestigma #StrongerTogether ... See MoreSee Less
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Though life may feel like an uphill battle, remember that the best vistas are from the top! Come, connect with us, and experience the transformative power of a recovery community! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Connections Matter Georgia Initiative is a collaboration between the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia focused on effectively educating communities about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency. The Connections Matter Workshop is an interactive discussion-based program that can be taken in either two days (2 hours each day) OR one day (4 hours) via virtual Zoom format.When:This is a 1-day workshop, Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm facilitated through Zoom.Target Audience:Parents, Caregivers, Community Members, Child-Serving Professionals, Healthcare/Human Services Providers, Faith Organizations, Educators, BusinessTopics covered include:- Connection between trauma, brain development, resilience, and health- Concrete knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) using Georgia data- Strategies for increasing and improving your own connections- Tools for strengthening both personal and community resilience- Action planning and next steps for how you can make a difference- Resources on trauma-informed care and implementationCost:This training is FREE for community partners!Registration:Registration is required. Once you have signed up, additional video conference instructions will be emailed to you. A follow-up survey will be sent via email immediately following the training and again 3 months post-training. In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants must complete the initial follow-up survey.Here is the link to sign up!www.eventbrite.com/e/connections-matter-workshop-1-day-session-tickets-923818414747?aff=oddtdtcre... ... See MoreSee Less
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The next TRUST Partnership meeting will be Thursday, July 11th at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. The address is 1725 South, GA Parkway, W, Waycross, GA 31503. We will be providing a light breakfast and lunch. Please RSVP to trustpartnership.pbw@gmail.com as soon as possible. We will also be hosting an All Recovery Meeting immediately following the TRUST meeting. You will be able to take your lunch to go or stay for the All Recovery Meeting. We look forward to seeing you all soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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🍎🍊🍋🍏🫐🍇Wayne County School System | Summer Feeding Info 2024🍔🍟🍕🥗🧃🥛📆 Begins: June 3, 2024***closed July 4thEnds: July 30, 2024Every Tuesday and Thursday📍Times vary by locationMPMS: 10:30am-11:30amJEB: 10:30am-11:30amMRSE: 10:30am-11:30amOES: 10:30am-11:30amSam Dryer Center Screven: 10:30am-11:00am🐝 Important Info:★Available for children 0-18 years of age and people with special needs.★ Free of charge★ Meals for multiple days provided in each bag★ Breakfast and lunch will be provided in each bag★ Pick-up will be a “drive-through” service★ No on-site eating ... See MoreSee Less
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