Our Mission

Be a Part of the Conversation addresses substance use, misuse and addiction and its impact on individuals and their families by building a culture of awareness and support. 

Our Vision

We hope to see everyone equipped with the skills and resources to avoid substance use, misuse or addiction. If such use becomes a reality and a challenge, or if the disease of addiction has been diagnosed, those individuals will be supported and assisted by a community that is educated and able to take timely and positive action toward healing and lifelong recovery.

Our Core Values

Accountability – Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for our actions, attitudes, and practices – as individuals and as an organization as a whole.
Inclusion – Creating a culture of acceptance, free of stigma or bias, where all can feel free to share their experiences and concerns.
Community – Contributing to society and demonstrating corporate social responsibility.
Innovation – Pursuing new and creative ideas that have the potential to change lives for the better.
Hopefulness – Finding hope when faced with feelings of despair, with the knowledge that we are working toward positive outcomes.
Self-Awareness – Remaining mindful of our own well-being, in order to maintain a healthy attitude as we serve communities and individuals who depend on our stability.
Graciousness – Providing a welcoming and safe environment for participants, fostering a positive experience.

We recognize that our personal experiences, which led us to this work, cannot possibly represent all populations and the many struggles encountered in seeking support and accessing treatment for substance use disorders. Recent events have exposed the centuries of racial injustice in this country. We know that we have to continue to learn and grow in order to better understand racial injustice in all aspects of our lives. We are certain that things will never improve unless systematic racism ceases to exist. We honor Black lives and we stand with all people of color in mourning the senseless loss of life throughout our country. We pledge to work harder and will continue to develop a better understanding of the hardships and injustices that exist among people of color.

In order to best serve all communities, Be a Part of the Conversation has the following goals:
• to increase representation and support for underrepresented minorities
• to diversify our program presenters, consultants and audience
• to expand our understanding of the challenges faced by marginalized populations
• to incorporate Black experiences into our daily planning and growth
• to continue to learn and expand our knowledge
• to be anti-racist in our mission and among our staff and Board of Directors

We recognize that we have much work to do. We encourage anyone who is interested to reach out if they have questions or would like to join our efforts. Please contact info@conversation.zone

Locations to Date

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