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In August, 2017, WIRCO won a $75,000 grant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, and Wisconsin Voices for Recovery, to provide peer support to individuals in a hospital emergency department setting under the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis.  Under the program, called ED2, WIRCO has purchased liability insurance, developed a Recovery Resource map for Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties, set up a Stakeholder-Peer Advisory Committee (SPAC), hired seven recovery coaches and a Grant Coordinator, and begun working with three area emergency departments: Aurora Sheboygan, Aurora Manitowoc, and Holy Family Manitowoc.  Using separate funding, WIRCO has trained 29 recovery coaches in two Recovery Coach Academies, with two certified C-CAR trainers.   Some of these coaches are currently working on the ED2 program providing 24/7 support to the three emergency rooms. WIRCO revises its recovery coach schedule weekly, and has provided a toll-free number to the emergency rooms. When an individual experiencing an opiate overdose presents himself / herself to the ED, the ED calls WIRCO’s number, which then results in a coach being dispatched.  With the recoveree’s consent, the coach works with the recoveree, providing immediate support, and making arrangements for follow-up support in the weeks following the overdose. In programs in other states, and in a pilot program in Dane County, this peer-support program has shown its efficacy in reducing the rate of relapse among persons with Opiate Use Disorder. WIRCO’s grant is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.