Dawnya Janousek

Older Group Peer Counselor

Dawnya Janousek is a Peer Counselor for Older Group at our Ironside location. Dawnya is no stranger to recovery, having been in recovery herself since 1989, so this is a very exciting and meaningful career move for her. Dawnya has been married to her husband, Frank, for over 30 years and has two children, Ashley and Nicholas, two granddaughters and one grandson. Dawnya spent the last several years volunteering with NAMI and Via Hope while preparing taxes during the tax season. Dawnya’s hobbies include crocheting, playing with her dogs and spending time with family and friends. Dawnya is passionate about serving those struggling with substance use. Her most meaningful memories during her recovery journey are the fun and relationships gained and learning to live sober. Her favorite meeting topics are acceptance, unconditional love, and understanding.