Faces of Recovery - Dan

Published 06/29/2017

(Dan, pictured at far right)

From 2014 through 2015, Dan received services from FHR’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Delaware. Since this time, we are proud to share than Dan has graduated from the program, and is now focused on his goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others.  

“Dan returned to FHR a year after graduating, inquiring about a peer specialist position,” shared Rhonda Swatsworth, FHR IOP Supervisor. “After he completed all of the training requirements and background check, he began to volunteer four days a week, working with clients in our groups. He also does Studio 35 activities weekly.”

Staff members say that Dan is a strong asset to the team and uses his insight and lived experience to assist and guide individuals through their journeys of recovery. Through this volunteer work, he gives hope and encouragement to those who previously lacked a personal and positive influence. He is also a wonderful team player and is always ready to help when it is needed.

Dan has recently completed his peer certification training program and is preparing to take the certification test when it is next offered.

“He is also currently awaiting a job opportunity at FHR, and is looking forward to applying when one becomes available,” added Swatsworth.

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