Wellness In Grass Lake

GLCWI poses for a photo at Grass Lake Township Hall

The Grass Lake Community Wellness Initiative (GLCWI) was founded after several local students suffered ill effects from substance abuse. The coalition came together to combat prescription and opiate drug abuse in the area. GLCWI was a success from the first forum, as community members packed the auditorium to hear Mike Hirst speak about the death of his son Andy. Hirst spoke of Andy’s battles with substance abuse, how the Grass Lake community could combat dealers, and help family, friends and neighbors dealing with substance abuse issues.

Since then, GLWCI has broadened their mission without abandoning the original premise. Since 2011 they’ve been constructing a comprehensive wellness plan addressing substance abuse, and incorporating projects to help residents eat better, move more and connect with others in healthy ways.

A complete list of their approved interventions can be found here.

Grass Lake Wellness Coalition Meeting schedule

Date Meeting Location
June 19 Grass Lake High School Library
July 17 Grass Lake High School Library
August 24 Grass Lake High School Library
   
All meetings start at 6 pm, unless otherwise noted.