Persons of color
We’re here to serve persons of color and individuals whose first language isn’t English in a compassionate, trauma-informed manner. People of color have been shamefully and disproportionally impacted by the failed war on drugs. We can’t do justice to that history and generational trauma here. (But we do recommend these books: Chasing the Scream, Undoing Drugs and The New Jim Crow.)
We’re here to serve the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We understand individuals in this community may be wary of disclosing their LGBTQIA+ status to a new organization or healthcare entity, especially depending on the climate in which they live. Carlos, a former member and current coach volunteer, shared his experience in this online Q&A.
We’re here to serve Native Americans in ways that are meaningful and holistic. We know trust, respect and community are often important in our work with Native American members. Although our coaching is offered in a one-on-one setting, which may not always be the first choice for Native Americans, we believe all our coaching members are part of something bigger. When you’re here, you’re part of the Face It TOGETHER family and community.
Veterans and military service members
We’re here to serve all service members (active, reserved/national guard and retired). Those in the military are often in an environment where the disclosure of a need for help can be detrimental to employment opportunities and relationships. Zero tolerance policies, re-entry into civilian life and PTSD symptoms all have an undeniable relationship to problematic alcohol and other drug use.
Coach, Port Orange
Terri is Face It TOGETHER’s longest-serving coach. She has a special interest in helping members with childhood trauma and criminal justice involvement, as well as those in the LGBTQIA+ community.Terri
Volunteer coach, Sioux Falls
Carlos (he/him) grew up in a household with abuse, which he escaped by going out with friends and drinking. He has found his wellness through cultivating self-love and identifying his life values.Carlos
Coach, Sioux Falls
Shannon grew up around addiction and struggled with her own meth and morphine addiction. She still drinks alcohol in moderation. She loves making people feel welcome and heard, no matter what they're going through.Shannon
Coach, Sioux Falls
Aubrey struggled with addiction for more than 10 years and has a range of experiences as a loved one to call upon. She has always wanted to help others impacted by addiction and let them know they're not alone.Aubrey