Skip to content

Moms Stop the Harm invites Williams Lake to community event

A gathering will be held Wednesday, May 1 at the skate park

Supporting families with loved ones struggling with or lost to substance use or working on recovery is the focus of a new group in Williams Lake.

Recently a Moms Stop the Harm and Holding Hope peer-led support group were formed in the city and they are inviting everyone to a gathering Wednesday, May 1 at the Nathan Matthews Memorial Skate Park beginning at 10:30 a.m.

“It will be a place to meet people, be outside in a safe environment and have a bit of support if you need it,” said Doreen Laughlin who said the group started about the six weeks ago. “The input has been enormous and the connections are huge.”

She said the group is open to everyone.

Moms Stop the Harm encourages communities to view people with a lens of empathy and compassion, instead of stigma.

“It is so needed in our community and each community,” Laughlin said.

Moms Stop the Harm is a network across Canada that advocates for change in drug policies.

In its vision statement, the group calls for an end to the “failed war on drugs through evidence based prevention, treatment, and policy change.

For more information email

READ MORE: Toxic drug crisis focus of April 12 event in Williams Lake

Don’t miss out on reading the latest local, provincial and national news offered at the Williams Lake Tribune. Sign up for our free newsletter here.

Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
Read more