On this episode of Road to Recovery Host James Sutton is joined by Aden Drolsum, the Sheppard Pratt program manager at MoCo ReConnect.
The MoCo ReConnect Drop-in Center is a unique approach in Montgomery County as the only dedicated youth space specifically centering the needs of youth ages 16-24, particularly those impacted by housing insecurity and seeking alternative opportunities to traditional education pathways.
MoCo ReConnect values youth as decision-makers and has centered the design of the space and programming around the voice of our Youth Action Board. The Drop-in center brings together, for the first time under one roof, a collaboration of agencies providing outreach, case management, education, housing assistance, and employment training.
Aden Drolsum, LMSW, (they/them) serves as the Sheppard Pratt program manager at MoCo ReConnect. They began practicing as a licensed master social worker in Maryland after relocating from Nashville, TN. Prior to their work with MoCo ReConnect and Sheppard Pratt, Aden worked in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County middle schools providing mental health therapy to students. In their free time, they are actively pursuing a yoga instructor certification and enjoy pursuing creative activities and hanging out with their partner and two cats, Artemis and Frida.
Visit mocoreconnect.org for more information.