Joining GPPS early on in it’s inception, Kelsie quickly became an integral part of the Outreach team. Drawing on experience gained through her personal recovery journey that started in June of 2019, Kelsie is an effective advocate in helping her peers navigate systems to best access basic needs including food, housing, and other services. As a full-time staff member, Kelsie devotes much of her time to engaging with, and supporting, the vulnerable populations of Portland, Maine. Dedicated to furthering her knowledge base and increasing her ability to help others , Kelsie has earned her CRMA, her MHRT-1, gotten certified as a recovery coach and is an Intentional Peer Support Specialist. Kelsie is passionate about giving back to the community and looks forward to learning more ways to collaborate with those in need to reach positive outcomes.