MARION — The mayor declared Marion a Recovery Community at the Blue Ridge Recovery Rally held in Marion Saturday. The event was full music, inspiration, awards, and food. Community partners were among the many local businesses, law enforcement, hospitals, and counselors.
Friendship Home, a shelter for women in recovery won a Recovery Champion Award.
Recovery Champion Award, Juanita Dawn Jenkins
, won for her role as a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Jenkins has worked at that role in recovery 3 years, works on RHA Assertive Community Treatment Team. Helps people with mental health and substance use issues.
Jerry Wease also received a Recovery Champion Award for his consistent work helping people with mental health and substance use issues to rebuild lives worth living. Wease is an LPC, LCAS, CSI, NCC ACTT Lead.
Awards are determined by a panel of professionals of Vaya Health MCO and providers in the 23 county network.
Special speaker was:
Holly Jones from NC Dept of Justice was a featured speaker .