Join Caroline Beidler, MSW as she speaks with Dr. Mary Roberson, the founder of the North Illinois Recovery Community Organization (NIRCO). She shares a part of her own recovery journey as a woman and Veteran and also how she was moved to serve her community by starting a non-profit organization and Recovery Community Organization.
NIRCO works a crisis outreach with the local PD and has other collaborative grants and projects that provide peer recovery support services in Northern Illinois in the U.S.
What does it mean to have a heart to serve? How can this change our own journey? How can service not only help the community, but promote resilience?
Listen in and learn from Dr. Mary Roberson!
Also, if you'd like to learn more about Recovery Community Organizations, check out this excellent resource from Faces and Voices of Recovery: the RCO Toolkit.
Dr. Mary Roberson has more than 29 years working in the Behavioral Health field. She is the founder and Executive Director of Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization (NIRCO). NIRCO is a nationally recognized Recovery Community Organization whose mission is to promote recovery principles for individuals, families and communities impacted by substance use and mental health. Dr. Mary is a person in long term recovery for the past 29 years and has facilitated women’s specialized groups on various traumas for the Circuit Court of Lake County and serves as a member its Drug Court Team and Veterans Treatment Assistance Court. She has consulted and trained in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida on several behavioral health topics related to women, veterans and the criminal justice system. Dr. Roberson is a proud Navy veteran with deep roots in the veteran’s communities.