Episode 33. Dellenna Harper is currently a Licensed Master Social Worker whose passion is advocating for and working with formerly incarcerated women who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and trauma.
This passion was conceived from her own personal issues struggling with addiction, incarceration, and everything else that comes with that lifestyle.
Dellenna's book, God’s Teardrop, My journey of healing from addiction and prostitution, is a no holds-barred account of her struggle. In this conversation with Linda, you hear her wisdom as someone who fought her way back from the edge of addiction.
You can reach Dellenna at DellennaHarper@yahoo.com.
*Details and the link to register for the book discussion on October 25th, 2021 is below:
God's Teardrop: My Journey of Healing from Addiction and Prostitution Book Discussion
"Join us online as Dellenna Harper, with co-author Jane Sutter Brandt, presents her new book God’s Teardrop: My journey of healing from addiction and prostitution. God’s Teardrop is Dellenna’s story of heaven’s response to a world filled with racism, sexism, bullies, oppression, shame, guilt, and addiction.
Dellenna takes the reader through the darkness of addiction and prostitution, to the challenges of recovery and the incredible resilience of the human spirit. People struggling with addiction, people in recovery, families affected by addiction will all find hope by following Dellenna's transformation.
Dellenna will share how she was assisted in her journey of recovery by the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County and the Jennifer House, a prison ministry program in Rochester that she eventually led as director."
Registration is required to receive the link for this Zoom Presentation.
Register at https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/8071381
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Dellenna Harper is a Licensed Master Social Worker whose passion is advocating for and working with formerly incarcerated women who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, trauma, self, etc. This passion was conceived from her own personal issues struggling with addiction, incarceration, and everything else that comes with that lifestyle. Dellenna is currently Director of Hope Harbor and Harvest Hill Programs at The Salvation Army in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was previously the Director of Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach Jennifer House in Rochester, New York, where she was a resident in 2006. Dellenna is a proud alumna of Monroe Community College (MCC), Nazareth College, and The Greater Rochester Collaborative of SUNY College at Brockport and Nazareth. She was one of the first graduates of the Addictions Counseling Program at MCC. Dellenna was the recipient of the 2013 Jessica Shackelton Maclay Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by the Nazareth College Social Work Department and was also an honoree for the prestigious Rochester Women’s Network “W” Award. Dellenna lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.