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Wendler Substance Abuse Treatment Fund


Join us for the Wendler Substance Abuse Treatment Fund fundraiser. In partnership with Behavioral Health Services and Recovery Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Adult Probation, and the Private Defender Program. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 5 p.m. at the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, located at 2421 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Redwood City. 

The event will remember the great work of Ed Pomeroy and Paul Wendler.  Share stories, enjoy refreshments, and support the efforts of the Wendler Substance Abuse Treatment Fund. All community members are welcome. 

Ed Pomeroy, a seasoned Criminal Defense Attorney, demonstrated unwavering dedication, effective communication, profound knowledge, and tenacity throughout his over 40 years in practice, advocating tirelessly for the clients he represented.

Paul Wendler was an exemplary individual, both a U.S. Marine and Deputy District Attorney, whose compassionate spirit left a lasting mark on those he encountered. Paul took pride in extending a helping hand to individuals grappling with substance use disorders, guiding them through economic challenges and fostering their journey to success. In 2006, after Paul’s passing, the Wendler Substance Abuse Treatment Fund was established as a testament to his unwavering dedication and serves as a crucial supplement to County expenditures dedicated to substance abuse treatment and services. These funds play a pivotal role in supporting current Drug Court and Veteran’s Treatment Court clients and steering them toward positive trajectories in life.

Aligned with the findings of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which states that approximately 85% of individuals in prison are either incarcerated for drug-related offenses or actively contending with a substance use disorder, your generous donations will have a direct and transformative impact.

Your donations will empower our clients to receive essential additional services, spanning health care, dental needs, housing assistance, food, and clothing, as well as educational training and job placement opportunities and other needs supported by the collaborative team. All contributions will benefit the clients directly.

For questions about the event, please contact Desirae Walker at (650)208-6187 or