Ken Feldstein, Director of Peer Support Services
Ken Feldstein became Director of Peer Services at SSPR in early April 2018. In this new role, Ken will be responsible for managing and executing the Mission, Vision, and Values of our organization, and implementing the new programs of our Building Communities of Recovery grant project. Ken will draw upon his own experience in addiction and recovery, as well as listen to the voice of the community engaged with us, to further develop services and supports that will best serve our members.
Personally, Ken has been in successful recovery from opiate addiction since 1972, when he entered Logos Center, a residential therapeutic community located in the Bronx, New York. He completed treatment there, and has lived a drug-free lifestyle since. He has lived experience with the many sides of substance use disorder, and understands the impacts on both the individual and the family.
Following his own treatment, Ken began helping others struggling with the disease. Ken worked as a senior counselor for the Tremont VIP Program in New York, and later become the program director. He later entered the business world, and spent the next 30+ years in the field of global apparel sourcing and product development, working first in New York and later in Massachusetts for such companies as Talbots, J. Jill, and Life is Good. While a Vice-President at J. Jill, Ken attended graduate school nights and weekends, and earned his M.B.A. from Curry College.
More recently, Ken returned to his passion in the field of recovery, pursuing a certificate in Recovery Coaching, and completing additional courses in Ethics and Boundaries, Cultural Competencies, and Motivational Interviewing. Before joining SSPR, Ken was employed as a Community Support Coordinator with High Point in Brockton, where he provided support services to clients in early recovery. He was promoted to Team Lead, and continued working with clients in the community, as well as with those still receiving in-patient detox and clinical stabilization treatment in the facilities at the Brockton campus. He has been involved with Learn to Cope dating back to 2010, and has been trained as a volunteer facilitator. Ken is currently in training as a Smart Recovery meeting facilitator. He has enormous respect for multiple pathways of recovery.
“I am truly blessed with the absolute privilege of working with the individuals, families, and staff associated with South Shore Peer Recovery. Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this way.”