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September 13, 2020

What Portage Health Foundation is Doing to Combat Addiction

Welcome to the final episode of the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series. As we finish up we’ll hear from PHF board chair Bernadette Yeoman-Ouellette on her vision for the foundation’s role in tackling the addiction crisis, Mark Maggio from Phoenix House and Rebecca Crane from Dial Help on projects they’ve completed to do their part, and finally we’ll hear from Kevin Store on how the resources within our community are amazing, but the best thing we as a community can do is tie them together for a brighter future.

You can watch the video above, or listen to the audio version below.

Looking Ahead

Thanks to all of those who came forward in this series to make it a reality, including videographer Mark Riutta of Defined Visuals, Chelsea Goodreau and Michael H. Babcock for helping behind the scenes in production, the staff and volunteers at each of the non-profits who try to solve our community’s addiction crisis, and of course all of you who took the time to go through this journey with us. We look forward to a brighter future where addiction causes less damage and lives are saved.

More About PHF’s Addiction Series

Visit to see a list of all episodes, find resources on addiction in our community and to subscribe to receive an email when the next episode drops. Be sure to subscribe to the Portage Health Foundation’s YouTube channel to never miss a video episode or find PHF Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts to catch the audio version of this podcast. 

How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, know that there are resources available in our community. Dial Help is a great place to start as they have a crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week based here in the Copper Country. You can call 906-482-HELP, text 906-35NEEDS or chat live at