My career now is focused on recovery, I am an LCDC III and I provide counseling to individuals that reside in a local homeless shelter. I work for a non-profit agency that allows me to have boots on the ground, and truly meet people where they are. I also work closely with the local GRASP coordinator, working toward offering harm reduction supplies to individuals in our community. My goals for this year is to work on bringing agencies together. I truly believe that if we all work together that we can have a huge impact on this epidemic.
Overdose Awareness Day
Steps of Change
They will bring attention to the shame and stigma associated with substance use, while advocating for more evidence based practices and treatment.
Local counties will host Steps of Change events, which include a variety of activities including walks, runs, ceremonies, health fairs, and balloon releases. Each county's program is different. Most groups will stage “Walk a Mile in my Shoes,” in which family members display a pair of shoes of those who continue to struggle or who have passed from the disease of addiction. The public is invited and children are encouraged to come!!