Rita’s journey into recovery began in 2017 and she hasn’t looked back. While Rita didn’t seek out a specific program, she relied heavily on peers and a higher power, which keeps her successful to this day. Throughout her recovery, Rita knew that a change in profession would need to happen. Rita began to work with Orchard place in 2018, holding different positions within that non-profit. Rita began speaking publicly about her sisters suicide which facilitated her healing and started the grief group, Love & Grief that meet twice a month.