Mayor Erin Stewart, Alicia Franzese, and Jody Davis
Alicia Franzese Nominated by YWCA
It was an honor and a privilege to nominate Alicia Franzese to be recognized at the YWCA's Women in Leadership Event. Alicia has risen to the top over the last three years through hard work and determination and has been a tremendous asset to our organization and the women we serve.
Alicia Franzese, Peer Recovery Support Specialist for Coram Deo Recovery, helps women in recovery understand the options available to them, and she does so with compassion, empathy and a unique capacity to lead from where she's been. Having been a victim of severe abuse as a child and subsequently having struggled with PTSD, addiction and a lifestyle that supported her addiction, she made a conscious decision to NOT be a victim. Rather, Alicia is a survivor, and having survived and learned how to make better choices for herself, she now spreads that understanding and compassion to others who have similar backgrounds. She is tremendously effective and works tirelessly to empower women in our program to make good choices and adopt new lifestyles."
As a Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Ms. Franzese has been fundamental in developing hte Peer Support Program and making Coram deo the leadeing and larges provider of recovery housing for women in the State of Connecticut. Her commitment to excellence and her willingness to serve selflessly has become the backbone of our Peer Program.
Mr. Franzese continues to make time to grow and learn, so that she might be better prepared to teach and give to others. she is a Certified Recovery Coach, has taken Intentional Peer Support Core Training through the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, and has taking Risking Connection training at Klingberg Family Centers. Her dream is to be the first in her family to graduate from college. We are hoping to be a part of that dream and look forward to working with her for many years to come! Congratulations Alicia! Job Well Done!