Healing grounded in community
Join us on September 30, 2020, live from your couch!
6:00-7:30 pm PDT
Zoom link will be sent to all ticket holders
At ETS, we meet people where they are to provide life-changing treatment and services. For this year’s 3rd Annual Event, we’re meeting you where you are too! We’re coming to you live in your homes and workplaces to build community and encourage healing.
Homelessness and addiction are symptoms of deeper trauma and disconnection. Our services allow people to begin the healing process on the root causes of these issues—both personally and as a society. We tend to the roots, and help people rebuild their lives from the ground up.
Like trees, when people grow close to each other, they can weather life’s storms. We are all stronger when rooted in community, and our patients and clients are no exception. Join us at our 3rd Annual Event to grow and learn together—intertwining our roots—to make our community stronger.
Maia Szalavitz, award-winning neuroscience author, journalist, and mental health advocate will be joining us as our keynote speaker. Her latest book, the New York Times bestseller, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction uses her own story of recovery from heroin and cocaine addiction to explore how reframing addiction as a learning disorder can transform prevention, treatment, and policy.
Learn why Maia is excited to speak!
Brandie Flood has been serving people who struggle with homelessness and drug use for more than ten years at REACH. She is currently the LEAD program manager where she supports clinical planning for LEAD clients and advocates for this program and other harm reduction approaches within the greater Seattle community. She studied human services at Western Washington University and has a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington.
Brandie was born and raised in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in Seattle. Her work with REACH is steeped in the values of harm reduction, street outreach, radical hospitality, and racial equity. She lives by Dr. Cornel West’s belief, that “justice is what love looks like in public—to be human is to love and be loved,” and strives to carry her compassion for people into everything that she does.
Mark Wright of KING 5 will back again for the third year as Emcee.
Photos from last year’s event in May 2019