Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist
My experience of becoming a staff member of Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center started in 2014 by volunteering for a year with a desire to help others with substance abuse disorders and mental illness. During that year, I obtained a certification as a peer support specialist and an Early Intervention Specialist for HIV/HEP C.
I am a person in long term recovery that enjoys sharing with my peers the many pathways to recovery.
What I really love about the staff here at The Crane is that we have a family filled environment which helps us to better serve the Individuals that enter our doors. We can candidly share about work related topics as well as personal matter, hence being able to give and receive helpful feedback from each other.
The benefits obtained from the Individuals I
serve have been very rewarding. The interaction with them sometimes helps me more than it helps them. I would like to encourage everyone to come and visit the center and be tested for both HIV and HEP C because everyone needs to know their status.
I sometimes find it difficult to write about myself, but when I’m given an opportunity to share my life experiences, it always seem to flow naturally.