Sarah Lawson joined the Ken Seeley Communities and Intervention 911 team in 2019. She was born in England and moved to the Palm Springs area at the age of three, moving to Los Angeles after high school to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and later completing her AOD studies to be a substance abuse counselor through Sober College School of Addiction Studies.
She began her career in the substance abuse and dual diagnosis field in 2016 as a behavioral health technician, quickly being promoted to a Case Manager, working in a nonprofit. There, she worked in a program that included all levels of care from detoxification, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, perinatal treatment, and treatment for men released from prison with substance abuse and dual diagnosis.
Sarah’s personal recovery is what gave her the passion and motivation to begin working in the behavioral healthcare field and she has made it her life’s mission to help and encourage others in their journey to find the freedom and happiness she has gained in her own recovery.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two young sons and husband, doing service work, and singing. One of her greatest passions is working with the homeless community and she has created an annual Feeding the Homeless project where she and her friends gather food and supplies and deliver them to homeless men, women, and children on Thanksgiving Day.