Stepping into Greatness Inc was founded by Sharon R. Allen.
Allen is a member of CAADAC/CCBADC. She is a Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-11(CADC-11). Ms. Allen is also a duly accredited Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC).
Ms. Allen has hands-on experience and expertise in treating co-occurring disorders such as: substance use disorder coupled with mental illness coupled with other compulsive disorders like gambling addictions, eating disorders, addictions sex and love and relationship addictions.
In over 30 years history, she has developed a range of treatment, programs and primary care services responsive to the needs of uninsured, low income and homeless Los Angeles residents. She is also an instructor, teaching Alcohol and Drug Studies, preparing Students for CAADAC.
In this time, she also worked with Division of Youth & Family Services, Parole, Probation, Department Public Department, Mental Health and retired from County of Los Angeles in 2018 working in Mental Health-Probation and Department Public Health- Antelope Valley Rehabilitation Center.
During her years of active services, Ms. Allen was equally quietly operating Stepping into Greatness Inc. using her personal savings to fund programs and humanitarian activities in her community of Los Angeles until in 2010 when she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer The battle with Cancer, left her financially depleted and unable to carry on her vision of seeing that underprivileged individuals and families are adequately supported. Now, cancer free, her passion is once again burning; she is back to work, and solicits the support of well-meaning individuals, businesses, corporations, donors and government agencies to support her vision.