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Community Bridges counselor gives back to Winslow community
Carol Dawn transforms her life and commits to helping others dealing with addiction and depression at Winslow organization
Navajo-Hopi Observer

Carol Dawn applies hard learned lessons of life to help those who come to her in need at Community Bridges, a private non-profit organization that provides help to individuals with drug addiction, alcoholism, mental health issues and a wide variety of other problems.

Dawn did not have an easy life before coming to Community Bridges. She attended public schools in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School but remembers her school days with mixed feelings. She was born with a handicap. Other students teased her mercilessly. She sought to find a way to fit into a group and rebelled to seek attention. She began using alcohol and drugs in junior high school and continued for years. Even selling drugs at one point. She was eventually sentenced to prison for 10 years. It was in prison that she changed her life for the better and prepared for her future career.

Most important, Dawn said she found God and realized there was a purpose for her life. She found that she could counsel other inmates and that she had a talent for helping others with their problems. She studied counseling courses while in prison, using her new skills to help people in prison.

After her release, Community Bridges hired her. She has proven to be a very efficient and successful employee. The number of clients seen and helped in the area where she works has grown steadily and dramatically since she began working at the facility. She has experienced, and gained control of, many of the problems those who come to the facility experience as well.

"One of the reasons God has us go through problems is to prepare us to help others,"

Dawn said. "Actually being able to help someone else get past their problems and transform into what God wanted them to be."

Dawn continues to study and become better qualified to help people with a wide variety of problems. She is available to counsel and treat persons with such things as alcohol and drug addictions and problems with depression.

Anyone experiencing problems which could be helped with some understanding and advice from someone who has helped more than her share of people before would be well advised to contact Community Bridges.

Community Bridges has many peer support specialists like Dawn on staff to help others recover from their problems. She is only one of many peer support specialists helping those in need with problems similar to problems from which they themselves have recovered.

More information is available at Community Bridges has facilities that are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days per week. If you have a medical emergency, dial 911. If you would like to speak to a staff member immediately, you should call (877) 931-9142.

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