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Peer Support Network

Meet  Our Peers

Jason Padgett
CAPRC II, CRS

Peer Support Supervisor, Tippecanoe Quick Response Team

Jason Padgett is a member of the Indiana alcohol and other drug (AOD) and/or mental health (MH) issues ‘recovery community’.  His is a strong proponent of Recovery Management (RM); recovery community advocacy; family and faith-based community involvement in the recovery process; integration of Peer-Based Recovery Support Services(PBRSS) as a component of  Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC).

 

He is currently employed in the field of Recovery Support Service(RSS) in two factions.  Jason is the

Peer Support Supervisor for the Tippecanoe Quick Response Team which pairs Certified Peers with EMS workers in an effort to identify, locate, and engage individuals in dire need of assistance in initiating recovery from severe AOD and MH issues.  He assists the QRT Leadership team and advocacy, training, and program development.   He has been employed as Certified Addictions Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC) and a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) at the Home With Hope, Recovery Residence in Lafayette, Indiana since June of 2017. 

Monica Allen
B.S., CRS/CHW, CAPRC

Peer Support, Tippecanoe Quick Reponse Team

I am a person in long-term recovery from Poly-Substance Use Disorder,  ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Depression.  I am married to the love of my life and I have a son (age 4) and a daughter (age 6).

 

I have a plethora of hands-on experience, lived experience, and education regarding Mental Health and Addiction.    In 2016, I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Addictions Counseling.
 

I have a strong passion for helping people to become the best version of themselves.  Helping people fills me with an overwhelming feeling that I have never experienced at any other point in my life, even during my time of active use.  I believe recovery from mental health and substance use disorder is possible and I am living proof, and you will be too.

Jason Mullendore
Recovery Specialist, 
CRS/CHW-SA

Peer Support, Tippecanoe Quick Reponse Team

I strive to be a better me each and every day looking for the best in everyone and everything! I am forever improving and forever growing as a person! I try to see the best in everyone and help them reach their potential and make the best out of this life, I believe with love you can break down the strongest of barriers!! I believe the greatest gift in this life is to give one's heart to a stranger in hope it may make a life changing ripple effect in one's life! Never lose hope in serving others!

 "Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things pass away behold all things become new!"

- 2 Corinthians 5:17   

 

 " If you do what you've always done you'll get what you've always got! " - Tony Robbins

Tricia Claywell
Recovery Specialist, 
CRS/CHW

Peer Support, Tippecanoe Quick Reponse Team

I enjoy my walk in recovery daily….I do things that interest me today and allow me to become a better ME!  I have a passion to help others struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and give back what was so freely given to me.  My belief is to better educate on addiction and work toward “Removing the Stigma” of this horrible disease. It is important to me to share with others and them feel the HOPE I felt….that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!


Currently, I work on the Quick Response Team, am a Certified Recovery Specialist & Community Health Worker.  I have had issues in the past with depression and PTSD which today I have coping skills on how to address those barriers.  Also, I am an active advocate in several communities, volunteer with several organizations and train and distribute overdose reversal kits.

 

My goal is to …. “Carry the message of HOPE to the still suffering individual and families”

 

                                                              “Let’s Work Together”

 

Matthew 7  “Do not judge, or you too will be judged”

Felisha Thise
CAPRC I, CNA, HHA

Peer Support, Tippecanoe Quick Reponse Team

 I am a Community Resource Specialist who passionately supports multiple pathways to recovery and am determined to help others succeed.  

 

After being prescribed opiates for a number of years, I was abruptly “cut off” which ultimately led to my addiction to heroin. After a few treatment centers, several overdoses, some jail time, then losing my 2 beautiful girls to DCS, I was finally able to get the help I needed.  I have custody of my children now and have dedicated my life to helping others. I truly believe that anyone, despite their past, what they used, or what they may be facing, can find recovery and create a good life for themselves.

  1. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering, can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller

  2. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Jeff Canen

Peer Support, Tippecanoe Quick Response Team 

I am a person in long-term recovery from substance abuse. I'm a certified welder and retired iron-worker from Local 379, Lafayette. I have three children and four grandchildren. 

My hands-on experiences are based around faith recovery. I am very involved in Berean Baptist Church which I have attended for nearly 10 years now. I have volunteered with Kairos Prison Ministry and Lafayette Great Banquet for about 3 years as well as facilitating a 12-step faith based recovery program at Celebrate Recovery. I have recently completed an Ethics course and am CPR Certified. 

I am open to additional pathways as well. I am a great motivator and am great at holding people accountable. I understand that getting through recovery is hard- I've been there myself- so it always feels especially great to help other people and see them succeed. If I can get through recovery, I believe anyone can do so too.