On April 26, Sadine Carida Richardson was celebrated as a Front Line Hero by the New York Non Pro t Media. Sadine, along with 25 other New Yorkers, was chosen for being a committed, innovative, behind-the- scenes human service practitioner, leader and advocate for change in New York. A native of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Sadine celebrated with family members who had driven more than 15 hours to attend the ceremony.
A Peer Recovery Specialist in her tenth year at Federation, Sadine is a model of dedication, success and optimism for individuals in recovery. “Sadine is a true example of a hero,” said Karen Leggio, Associate Director of Outreach Services at Federation of Organizations. “She’s a tireless advocate who inspires hope and trust in the people she serves.”
In her role as Peer Recovery Specialist, Sadine facilitates support groups at inpatient psychiatric wards in Suffolk County hospitals and engages clients throughout the community. Prior to joining Federation, she worked as a residence manager at a drug and alcohol recovery program in Lake Grove.
In addition to being a New York State- Certi ed Peer Specialist/Provisional (NYCPS-P), Sadine is currently working toward her Associate’s Degree at Nassau Community College in Garden City. In her spare time, she is a motivational speaker, offering others hope and inspiration along their challenging journeys.