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Focus on the Future TOGETHER! Conference

Focus on the Future - Together for Healthy Communities

Focus on the Future - TOGETHER! The name says a lot.  This year we are honored to partner with Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling, a locally based non-profit that is dedicated to increasing awareness of public health issues around gambling and gaming, expanding the availability and integration of services, and supporting advocacy, research, and programs for education, prevention, and responsible gambling and gaming. 

Focus on the Future - TOGETHER! combines the best of the annual conferences both our organizations have offered over the years, providing valuable insights on the tools and resources available for effective prevention, treatment, and community engagement.  

The 2017 combined conference,  
Focus on the Future -TOGETHER! For Healthy Communities will be held April 24-27, 2017 in Olympia, WA. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions on many different topics, including: 

* innovative trends and topics in gambling and gaming 
* internet and video game addiction, treatment, and prevention 
* community resiliency 
* advocacy strategies 
* issues around opioids, tobacco, and marijuana in the community 
* therapeutic justice 
* homelessness and community service models. 

Online registration is available here, or you can download a fillable registration form to send by mail or fax. Early Bird registration deadline has been extended to April 10, so be sure to turn in your registration by then to take advantage of our special rates.  
Special discount rate for prior TOGETHER! conference attendees! Contact Johnna Knoerr at TOGETHER! for details - 360.493.2230 ext 110 or

For more details, visit the conference website,

A limited number of scholarships are available for the Focus on the Future - TOGETHER! conference. For more information and scholarship application form, click here. Scholarship application deadline is April 7. 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference soon!
Have questions? Please contact:
Johnna Knoerr, Program Director
360-493-2230 ext. 110
Kathy Bishop, Office Manager
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling 

Awards of Excellence

Join us May 13th, 2017 to celebrate young people who have shown leadership and resilience in the face of personal hardship! 

The Awards of Excellence is an annual event that honors and celebrates youth in our community whose paths have been marked with adversity and whose grace and strength continue to shine through. Honorees are featured in The Olympian newspaper and publicly recognized at an award ceremony. Together with our partners we are proud to continue this tradition for another year based on the knowledge that supporting and encouraging young people helps our community thrive.

Nominations are Now Open!

Schools and community organizations are invited to nominate a deserving youth between the ages of 11 and 21 who has shown leadership and resilience in the face of personal hardship. Junior and senior nominees will be considered by a committee of our staff and partners for one of five $1,000 scholarships, two of which will be awarded based on the theme “Service Above Self.”

Submit your nomination by downloading this document and emailing the completed nomination with their school picture or a head-and-shoulders snapshot to with the subject “[nominee name] AoE Headshot.” The deadline for nominations HAS BEEN EXTENDED to April 14, 2017. Please consider all the forms of diversity that characterize your community in making your selection.

Learn More at the Awards of Excellence page 

Fall 2017 Fundraiser - Save the Date

Save the Date for TOGETHER!’s annual Hat’s Off to TOGETHER! Gala on Saturday, June 24th at South Puget Sound Community College Event Center. 

Prevention Policy Day 2017

On Feb. 20, 2017, nearly 150 youth and adults rallied at the Capitol in collaboration with Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention to

  • Talk to policymakers about work that groups like ours do in our local communities to improve health. 
  • Share our views on future priorities. 


Together we spoke truth to power!

Policy Day Flyer