Staff Highlight: Laura Stephens

“My name is Laura Stephens and I am the Program Manager for Home of New Vision in Jackson. My job entails creating, supporting and facilitating programs that connect and support the recovery community.  One thing we’re working on right now is creating a Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) initiative in Jackson. This means educating businesses and those who hire, of the importance of hiring and supporting employment for people in recovery. For example, you might be employing somebody because you need the staff, but you are actually changing a life because now they’re able to fulfill legal requirements, financial responsibilities and…

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Staff Highlight: Jonathan Allen, CADC, LLBSW

I am the Program Manager of the Home of New Vision Engagement Center. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and have a Limited License as a Bachelor of Social Work. I am currently working on my Master of Social Work degree at Eastern Michigan University. The Engagement Center is an eight-bed facility for crisis intervention for individuals in need of a supportive environment to stabilize from substance use as an alternative to Emergency Department care. The staff at the Engagement Center work with clients to develop an individualized recovery plan and assists with connection to various community…

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