Scott is the Executive Director and CEO of the Safe Homes Coalition. He’s well known as a Crisis Coach, behavioral health advisor, and is founder of Confidential Recovery—an intensive substance abuse recovery program for adults. As the author of Tell Me No, I Dare You: A Guide for Living a Heroic Life, Scott shares strategies for living an authentic and fulfilling life.
Scott has received numerous awards and honors including being named CNN Hero of the Week and the City of San Diego honored him by selecting February 19 as “Scott Silverman Day” for his contributions to the community. Previously, Scott founded Second Chance, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of substance abuse, unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. For over 15 years, Scott assisted more than 25,000 people in San Diego with job readiness training, employment placement assistance, mental health counseling, case management, and affordable housing referrals to people who desire to change their lives.
He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding the relationship between substance abuse, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration. He is a frequent speaker to political, business and community groups.
Sandy Nolan is the Treasurer for the Safe Homes Coalition and a San Diego-based entrepreneur. After losing her oldest son at the age of 24 to a heroin overdose, Nolan became an advocate for drug abuse prevention and serves as a mentor to families and individuals dealing with drug abuse. Nolan serves as treasurer on various organization boards that help bring awareness to prescription drug abuse. She received a bachelor’s degree in science and in finance from Long Beach State University.
Sue Harris serves as the Secretary for the Safe Homes Coalition. She also works in the credentialing department for a large medical group, and is the Operations Manager for a small non-medical caregiving agency. Sue’s oldest son, at age 15, started experimenting with prescription medications which rapidly escalated to opioid addiction. After 7 years of treatment, she watched her 22-year old son lose his battle from a heroin/fentanyl overdose. Sue is very open about sharing her story to help others. She’s involved in various organizations to reduce the stigma of addiction in honor of her son. She believes and supports the mission of the Safe Homes Coalition to help prevent prescription drug abuse.