Laura Stephens, Program Manager in Jackson

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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Jonathan Allen

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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Brenda Barnett, LLBSW, CADC-DP

Staff Highlight: Brenda Barnett, LLBSW, CADC-DP

My job title is Community Case Manager. I have a limited license in social work and have developed a CADC plan (LLBSW, CADC-DP). My job entails collaborating with co-workers and clients to achieve our organization’s goals. I see clients mainly in the Home of New Vision office for case management intakes, sessions, and reviews, however; I also go into the community to obtain resources and meet clients where they are at. I have and maintain a working knowledge of resources available in Washtenaw County. With each client, an individualized case management recovery plan is created that is strengths based and…

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Staff Highlight: Jessie Macumber

Jessie is a Peer Recovery Coach for the Women’s Specialty Program at Home of New Vision. “I had no idea this is what I wanted to do, but I got into recovery 4 years ago, and Home of New Vision was actually the transitional housing that I moved into, when I had nowhere to go. Two years went by and then I got a phone call from Sundae Maas and she told me that I had an interview at 4:00 that day. “Get here,” she said. So I said OK and I’ve been here for almost two years now. The…

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