PRESS RELEASE: June 24, 2020
AUSTIN, TX — RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Elizabeth Henry as our 2020 Peer Policy Fellow. Elizabeth is a person in long term recovery and a nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. She received her AAS in Human Services with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Services on her way to a Masters of Public Health Administration. The Peer Policy Fellow position is a lateral move for Elizabeth within RecoveryPeople. She previously served as a Program Coordinator of numerous projects including the Recovery Capital Conference and recovery housing certification and technical assistance. Prior to that she worked as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Austin Sobering Center. Elizabeth is the chair of the Greater Austin Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) and is experienced working within the recovery community to unify stakeholders and elevate access to services for persons recovering from substance use disorders. She feels passionately that we change lives through personal connection, community partnership and person-driven choice.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health’s Policy Fellow and Peer Policy Fellow program is nationally recognized, and this is the second consecutive Peer Policy Fellow award that RecoveryPeople has received. RecoveryPeople is a peer and family-led nonprofit promoting recovery from substance use and related mental health by engaging, educating and empowering a network of peers and affected family members, the recovery workforce and recovery service providers.
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