While interning for Rushford at Stone Haven, earning hours towards her degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Char’Dornne Bussue joined Advocacy Unlimited Inc.’s Bridger Program in early 2018. Stepping away from the medical model of recovery Char was introduced to a new way of engaging and connecting with others as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist.  Drawing from her own lived experience she provides support, advocacy and education to peers in recovery; assisting as they begin to rebuild their lives and embark on a journey to true healing.   

Since February 2018, Char’Dornne has served as Co-Chair of the Greater New Britain Reentry Council, a regional extension of the CT Reentry Collaborative. The Greater New Britain Reentry Council represents state and local organizations working together to identify needs, provide support, and address gaps in service for returning citizens and families affected by incarceration.