Together We Can is a group of recovering people who put on social events targeting LGBT members of the recovering community.

One of the events is Ann Arbor’s Got Talent, a talent show for members of the recovering community.

Their website provides their mission and history.

TWC’s Mission

  • The goal of Together We Can is to provide educational opportunities on substance abuse issues to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities.

TWC’s History

  • According to Legend – and some “old timers” – after the annual Oxley retreat, some members thought that it would be helpful to have “something to get us through the winter”.
  • The beginning of this conference was a simple one-day event in March 1982.
    The name “Mid-Winter Warm-up” was given to a day long session of workshops, buffet supper and dance at a member’s home.
  • The phrase “Together We Can” appeared after the first few years and became the permanent conference title in 1987.
  • We became a 501C (3) Non-Profit Corporation in 1990.
  • This has since evolved from a church basement to high profile hotels with a full weekend of varied workshops, speakers, entertainment, hospitality suites, banquet etc. – which has only been possible with the long hours of dedication of many people.