Bridgette Howard, Peer Recovery Mentor

A native Oregonian and mother of four, Bridgette assists women in the SB 416 program who have been referred for services from the DA’s office. Using her own experiences in recovery and as a sponsor, Bridgette supports her program participants by taking them to recovery meetings and offering suggestions to help them stay on the right track.

Bridgette says she loves her job at Sponsors because it’s rewarding. “I need to know what I’m doing is fulfilling something,” she says. “So many people gave me peace of mind and acceptance when I was on my path of recovery, I made it a mission to do that for somebody else.”