Mary Kate Brown

YRCC Peer Recovery Leader

Mary Kate serves adolescents aged 13-21 and their families. By providing a safe
environment and utilizing the 12 steps, she believes anyone can find out whom they truly are
without the use of drugs and/or alcohol. She also makes it her priority to show people that they
can have a good time and not be under the influence, by anything from paintball to just lounging
around playing cards.

Mary Kate attended Rise Recovery when she was in her early teens and immediately
found friendly faces and open arms. Thanks to the counselors, her peers, and the 12 steps, she
found her calling in the field of recovery. Now she hopes to pass on the gift of recovery to
anyone who walks through the door, just as the people before her.

hen not at work she enjoys spending time with animals, playing with her cat,
volunteering at animal shelters, spending time with her mom, going out with friends, attending
recovery meetings, and relaxing at home.