Trumbull Children Services celebrates recovery achievements of 3 clients


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Three clients of Trumbull County Children Services who are winning their battle with drug addiction were recognized at the agency’s annual “Rising Up and Moving On” luncheon today.

The event also celebrated the work by two men with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to save a child from human trafficking and celebrated the “village” that brought a girl named Jamie and her brother a new home and a new family.

Becky Easton was the first award recipient. She was recognized for achieving sobriety more than a year ago after battling heroin addiction that brought her homelessness and incarceration, regaining custody of her daughter, obtaining independent housing for her and her daughter, and adding group sessions to help her with parenting and using yoga “to help her remain focused on her sobriety.”

Tamara Ware was celebrated for the recovery she has made from drug abuse that began after using prescription pain medications for an injury she suffered in cheerleading and during cancer treatment. She’s been in “true recovery” for two years, sponsors women in Narcotics Anonymous and will be trained this summer to become a recovery coach.

Lt. Jeffrey S. Greene and Trooper Brian DePizzo of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were honored for their service to children for finding an at-risk child in Children Services custody who had run away.

Children Services administrator Marilyn Pape also recognized scores of companies and owners who volunteered to expand the home of a couple that took four members of a sibling group into their home.

Read more of their stories in Thursday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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