DC Walk 4 ReCovery’s Message

I am a survivor of the crack-cocaine epidemic era of Washington, DC. My mission is to share my story to anyone that would like to listen to the principles for education, hope and solutions as it relates to what are Co-Occurring Disorders, and their impact on society.

For those who are listening, it is important to know that your story can make a difference. Who would have every thought that writing my books as a survivor of depression, addictions and suicidal ideations who allow me to have a vision, and become the founder of a national walk and vendor event knowns as DC Walk 4 ReCovery.

A walk to encourage others to never give up, no matter how dark the roads maybe. There is help, hope and treatment out there. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!


It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. ― African Proverb. 

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.” ― Herman Melville

What is left that only the family can do? According to the new economy – nothing. The leading view today is ‘It Takes a Village,’ that even love can be outsourced to teachers, coaches, clubs and mentors. The truth is that it does take a village, a community, but a community of families working, playing, cooperating and facing obstacles together, not a community of government institutions.” ― Oliver DeMille

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ― Helen Keller 

   We the DC Walk 4 ReCovery say,  “it takes a village of collaboration and motivation of optimistic
likeminded people that are focused to raise a village, for change together.  ―  Rhonda L Johnson, Founder