Healthy Futures: Redefining Prevention, formerly Substance Abuse: A Community Response, is a conference for prevention & treatment professionals, school & district staff, nonprofit administrators & programs, community organizers and anyone else who is interested in learning and sharing about innovative community responses to youth substance abuse, mental health, and other barriers to health and success for youth. TOGETHER!'s commitment to cross-sector collaboration extends to Healthy Futures, where we bring representatives from different fields, with a focus on amplifying youth voices, to learn from each other and coordinate their approaches to solving problems in our community, together. Join us this April for an invigorating, inspiring, and innovative conference!
Sam Miller grew up in Rural Pierce County and moved to Olympia at the age of 14. He has lived in Olympia off an on since that time. He has been a farm hand, a ranch hand, an inmate, a wildland firefighter, a dishwasher, a warehouse worker, assistant preschool teacher, a chemical dependency counselor and a bouncer. He has lived with Alcoholism and Methamphetamine addiction since his early teens. He is now in recovery going on 8 years and is currently a husband, father, student and comedian. He's performed all over the west coast. He won the Comedy On Trial Competition in Seattle in 2016 competed in The Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2017. Sam work as an outreach and violence prevention specialist in Key Peninsula and unincorporated Gig Harbor. He provides Case Management for youth in unstable living situations. He also works in High Schools providing direct support and after school programming.
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