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SafeSide Supports Survivors with Addictions

SafeSide Supports Survivors with Addictions

30jan10:00 am11:30 amSafeSide Supports Survivors with Addictions10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00)

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Description: The webinar will begin with the presenters recounting their personal journeys of overcoming addiction and entering the field of recovery. SafeSide Recovery, a statewide addiction treatment program, works to address the unique challenges faced by underserved and struggling individuals grappling with addiction. Their emphasis lies in recognizing addiction as a complex and multifaceted challenge, advocating for an approach to each individual rooted in empathy and understanding. With a history of extensive work across the state, SafeSide Recovery has offered services to both metro and rural Colorado, collaborating with sexual assault and domestic violence agencies.

Presenter: Mandy Kiebler, Lead Peer Coach, National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) – In her role as the lead peer support specialist at SafeSide, Mandy, a person in long-term recovery, is dedicated to assisting clients in achieving their goals. With a background in managing sober living homes, providing one-on-one coaching, leading group sessions, and guiding her church’s recovery ministry, Mandy brings a wealth of experience to her work. Balancing her responsibilities as a super mom of five, she is also in the process of completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus on addictions and recoveries.

Presenter: Ashlee Trujillo, Peer Recovery Support Specialist – Ashley helps individuals with surmounting recovery challenges through the provision of support, guidance, and motivation. Drawing upon personal experiences, training, and empathy, she assists clients in navigating the obstacles of recovery by offering emotional support, helping set goals, and maintaining accountability. As a mentor with a firsthand recovery journey, she provides a distinctive perspective and understanding to those overcoming addiction, mental health issues, homelessness, human trafficking, domestic violence, and involvement with the judicial system—all of which she has personally experienced. Ashley’s aim is to offer the same hope, support, and encouragement that she received during her own journey.

This training was supported by Grant No. 2020-WF-AX-0043, 15JOVW-21-GG-00555-STOP, and 15JOVW-22-GG-00412-STOP awarded by the state administering office for the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice’s STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice. 



30th January 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT-06:00)