In this podcast we speak with Melissa Payne and Jeremy Wurzburg, two Duffy team members in the role of Recovery Support Navigator. Both in recovery themselves, Melissa and Jeremy share insights into the work they do and the value that their lived experiences bring to their roles. Jeremy discusses his work as part of the RecoveryBuild Alternative Peer Group, supporting teens and young adults across Cape Cod who are seeking recovery – the only program of its kind in our region. The two also talk about the crucial support they’ve provided to the innovative programs that Duffy Health Center has implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we get to hear about Perfectly Different Faces, a children’s book about Duffy Health Center that Melissa wrote and Jeremy illustrated.
Frederick Shegog, Founder of The Message LLC and student advisor to RecoveryBuild APG, gave the National Keynote Speech at NAEHCY (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth). Frederick Shegog, better known as Freddy, was always a happy and motivated kid until substance use disorder began to take