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Traci is the mother of five wonderful kids. She is a board member for Beneath the Shade Women’s Transitional Living House. Her father struggled with alcohol and drugs. She volunteers at River Haven Women’s Residential Treatment Center and the Tuscarawas County Jail. She leads three SMART Recovery meetings including a women’s only meeting for Beneath the Shade, and a meeting at River Haven Women’s Residential. In addition, she leads a meeting at the Tuscarawas County Jail as part of their transformation program, which combines SMART Recovery and learning other skills such as budgeting, exercise and healthy meal planning.

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