What do you call people who use their individual experience overcoming crisis, depression, and addictions to help others find the road to wellness? Lutheran Family Services Southeast Nebraska office calls them Peer Support Recovery Specialists; The Kim Foundation calls them awesome! During our recent broadcast our guests spoke of being lost, homeless, hopeless, manipulators of family and friends, irresponsible, and often in jail. Although not a good beginning, from these challenges came the will to help others.
On behalf of the Kim Foundation, I recently had the privilege of attending the Lutheran Family Services Annual Faith in Action Dinner. Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, statewide human care organization which impacts more than 35,000 individuals, serving from 32 offices in 18 cities in the areas of behavioral health, children services, and community services. Each year, LFS pays tribute to those whose actions demonstrate a commitment to faith-based values and principles.