WRAP Welcomes New Staff!
Hello my name is Christie and I am super happy to be a new addition to the Home of New Vision team. I am a grateful woman in recovery, I have a little over 2 years sober and 4 years active in the recovery community. I am also a single mother to a sometimes super sweet 16-year-old son named Maxwell whom I love dearly. Recovery is my life and I’m incredibly passionate about helping others and have spent the last 4 years learning all I could about the disease of addiction and how to acquire and practice tools to have a better life. I love to laugh am great at organizing, so don’t be afraid to ever ask for help. As of this moment my end goal looks like a clinical therapist, along the way if I find another way to help I’m open to that as well. Communication is one of my strengths and I’m always open to new perspectives and love learning new things.
My name is Brianna and I am the ROOT+ Coordinator for Home of New Vision, I am also involved with WRAP. I am a person in long term recovery from substance use disorder. My passion is to help others discover their own path to recovery and live a fulfilling life, whatever that may be. For the last 7 years, I have worked in the field of substance use treatment, primarily in Macomb County. I moved to Ypsilanti last month, to work with HNV and start my life with my boyfriend and our 2 dogs. I am currently enrolled in graduate school to obtain an MSW through the University of North Dakota. I am incredibly grateful and happy to be a part of a great organization and look forward to working with everyone!
I recently moved to Michigan from the Bay Area in California. I have been working in residential treatment for the last 4 years and have been clean & sober the last 9 years. The first 5 years of my recovery were spent working in restaurants, until members of my recovery community helped me find my true passion of working with alcoholics and addicts. I feel fulfilled when I come home from work knowing I have helped somebody. The professional relationships I have made and continue to make doing this type of work are of a quality I could never have imagined. I love dogs, got a few, and live with my fiancée in a humble condo. I look forward to experiencing a real Michigan winter. I am excited to meet and work with you all.
Excited to be working for Home of New Vision! I am a proud person in recovery who welcomes the challenges of working in the Ann Arbor area recovery field. Graduate of Western Michigan University Social Work program, currently working towards a Master’s Degree. Currently Managing the Ellsworth House at Next Step Sober Living LLC. History of working with adults and children with disabilities, specializing in Care Coordination and Case Management. Looking Forward to meeting and working with everyone.
Very excited for this new position here at home of new vision! I’ve been with Home of new vision for around a year and a half, I started this journey at Residential. Outside of home of new vision I manage Any Lengths Sober Living. My mission is to see people in recovery develop new life skills and to life a positive way of life. Helping some in need and watching someone grow in this process is one of the greatest rewards life has to offer. Every challenge in life starts somewhere but today we don’t face challenges alone. I am very excited to work with you all!
The Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP) is a Recovery Community Organization that seeks to save lives and to reduce the stigma surrounding Substance Use Disorders (SUD). We recognize that there are many different pathways to recovery. Through education and advocacy on local, state, and federal levels, we strive to:
- Create recovery-friendly communities.
- Increase the public’s understanding that SUD is a chronic medical health condition.
- Increase access to treatment for those with SUD.
- And change the face of addiction to one of recovery.
WRAP has multiple events throughout the year. Activities and events will be listed on the NEWS AND EVENTS page. There are ample opportunities to get involved, share your story to promote recovery and reduce stigma, and volunteer!
Meeting Times and Locations
Please note that meetings are virtual using Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Recovery Advocate
The Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project has a bi-annual publication. You can pick up your hard copy version at these places or view the online version by clicking here.
EMU College of Health & Human Services
Clear Path Sober Living
WCSO – Community Engagement Office
Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center
Home of New Vision Main Office
Counseling Center of Southeast Michigan
The Lunch Room
Various locations throughout Monroe County
Ann Arbor Treatment Services
Home of New Vision’s State Street Residential
Friends of Little House
Ann Arbor Women’s Group Events
Christensen Treatment Services
St. Joseph Mercy Health Center
Families Against Narcotics – Livingston County
Washtenaw Alano Club
Peace Neighborhood Center
The Delonis Center