SOS RCO welcomes support coordinators

Somersworth — Deirdre Boryszewski, of Madbury, and Mark Coburn, of Rollinsford, have joined the SOS Recovery Community Organization as part-time recovery support coordinators for the organization.

“We’re excited to have both Deirdre and Mark join our recovery support team. Their experience as volunteers and recovery coaches with our organization is a great asset,” says John Burns, director of SOS RCO.

Both Boryszewski and Coburn have completed the Recovery Coach Academy. Both have served as recovery coaches and volunteered with the organization since it opened its doors in September.

Boryszewski, who has a bachelor of science degree in human services, was formerly employed with Southeastern NH Services and recently became a certified recovery support worker.

Coburn, who formerly served on the SOS RCO Advisory Board, has 40 years of experience in the construction field and was formerly a licensed realtor in New Hampshire. He is currently working toward obtaining his CRSW.

As recovery support coordinators, both Boryszewski and Coburn will support the organization’s three capacity building specialists in developing a unique set of skills and abilities to be effective across a broad range of responsibilities including providing lead support for recruitment, development and support of volunteer recovery coaches, telephone recovery support service volunteers, and other volunteer coordination including crisis response.

The mission of SOS RCO, which is a program of Goodwin Community Health, is to reduce stigma and harm associated with addictive disorders by providing safe space and peer based supports for people in all stages of recovery. For more information, go to www.SOSRCO.org or call 603-841-2350.

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