Jesse Haner is the Sacramento Chapter Lead for Young People In Recovery (YPR), and the Northern California Chapter Coordinator. He has over ten years of experience in the human services sector. He made his beginning as a  Child Care Worker (CCW) at the Los Angeles Dream Center teen program servicing inner-city youth. Upon moving back to Sacramento he began working with youth probation homes. Having lived experience that made him an asset, he was able to become a Youth Advocate for youth probation. During this time he was teaching substance use/misuse classes with the youth probation and mental health parole. His passion lies to help our young people not only thrive in their personal lives but in their communities. As a person in long-term recovery, who overcame a substance use disorder, homelessness, criminal lifestyles, and incarceration, he believes and empowers people to be successful in spite of situations or circumstances. Jesse also has been called to coaching football in the Inner City for over eight years and has used sports and athletics as another tool to engage youth. His love for working for the organization, Young People in Recovery and its platform has given Jesse the ability to engage with his community and many agencies all over California and the country. He continues to live his life by recovering out loud so others don’t suffer quietly. WE DO RECOVER!