Velvian Boswell

Recovery Specialist, Chicago Women’s AIDS Project

2019 Chicago Peace Fellow

Velvian Boswell is a Recovery Specialist for the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project. For almost a decade, Velvian Boswell has practiced peer counseling, preventative care and recovery coaching, consistently managing and recruiting an annual client base of over 80 participants. After years of her own struggles with substance abuse, Velvian turned her life around, earning her Recovery Coach Certification from Governor State University in 2014. Born in Hollandale, MS, Velvian arrived to Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood at the age of 3. She is passionate about serving her clients and being a voice for her community.

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