AmeriCorps Spotlight: Sean Fournia

Sean Fournia

Title: Certified Peer Recovery Specialist/Peer Mentor Supervisor

What that means: I am a person in long-term recovery from Substance Abuse. I am certified by the state of Virginia to help others find a path to recover, to help reduce Stigma against substance abuse disorders and help connect others to resources that reinforce recovery.

Background: I was homeless, helpless and spiritually broken

Hobbies & Interests: Yoga, Church, Weight Lifting, Soccer, Surfing, Skydiving, Water skiing, Snow Skiing, FellowShipping, and Learning

I Most Want To Visit: Hawaii- to surf the North Shore

Favorite Place I’ve Lived: Richmond- Over here at CARITAS, I was able to find meaning and purpose in my life.

I Can’t Live Without: My Spiritual connection with my higher power

Best Part Of My Service Position: Watching Men transform from hopelessness to productive members of our community