Olivia Jenkins (They/Them) is a Peer Recovery Specialist and a harm reduction advocate in Rhode Island. Olivia is currently the Recovery Housing coordinator with RICARES. RICARES is a grassroots Recovery Community Organization that operates with an emphasis on harm reduction.
As a queer person of color in recovery, Olivia was drawn to creating more inclusive recovery spaces for underrepresented communities. They are currently working to educate community members and professionals about the importance of creating LGBTQ+ recovery housing. Olivia develops and provides community trainings on Recovery Housing, Narcan and Anti-Stigmatizing Language.