Department Spotlight September (Recovery Month) Part 2

  • "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'." Mary Anne Radmacher.

Residential Treatment

The Residential Department has two facilities: Pathway for men and our new Women’s Residential Treatment Center (WRTC).  Both programs are staffed 24 hours by professional counselors and Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistants (CDCAs). The department provides therapeutic groups twice daily and encourage 12-step group involvement each night. The residential department also works closely with the outpatient, medical departments, and Peer Recovery Coaches in order to help client’s transition from daily addiction behaviors to learning to live in recovery. 

 This past year, OneEighty started Transitional Recovery Housing. This program is for clients coming out of residential treatment who may still need ongoing support and may also need assistance with employment and finding permanent housing. 

Residential Treatment is blessed to have an active recovery community that supports current residents with sponsors and/or support groups. The program regularly hears from graduates and are proud to know about their continued success! 

John Fishburn, Residential Director
Director of both the men and women residential facilities in Wooster. John, a social worker by profession, has been working in the addiction field for over 11 years.  He spent 8 years in Chicago before moving back to Wooster. John and his wife have a son who just entered 1st grade. “We have a great treatment team and I’m amazed by the hard work of our clients!” -John
Erin (Pathway), Sarah P (WRTC) Residential Counselor
To aid clients with recovery from addiction by providing treatment and related services in the residential setting.
Alisha Chalfant (Pathway), Residential Counselor Aide
Alisha has worked for OneEighty since July 2019 as a Residential Support Staff for both residential treatment facilities.  In April 2020 she took on the role of Case Manager at Pathway and the Bowman Transitional House. She obtained her CDCA and now does groups at Pathway on a weekly basis. She enjoys working with the clients and learning something new from each of them. Working at OneEighty has been a great learning experience in all parts of her life and she looks forward to growing in her position. Alisha lives with her fiancé, and their 5 kids who are 3, 5, 7, 8, and 12 years old, their 2 cats, and puppy.  She loves being outdoors and spending time with family.
Elizabeth  (WFTF), Residential Counselor Aide
To aid clients with the establishment of recovery by providing treatment, case management and related services in the residential setting.
Joni Dalrymple (Pathway) Lead Support Specialist
Joni has worked at Pathway for 6 years. She has acquired her CDCA and is certified as a Peer Recovery Supporter.  In her position at Pathway she oversees the day to day operations, along with providing support and training to the staff. Joni has been in recovery for 16 years. Working in Residential is a passion of hers.  She enjoys the small part she plays in the clients’ recovery journey, and that is is why she is excited to work at OneEighty. Joni lives in Wooster with her husband. She has two adult children, 2 granddaughters and another grandchild due next month.
Darnell Edwards (Pathway), Support Specialist
Darnell is 49 years old and originally from Cleveland Ohio. He moved to Wooster in February 2008 and has been stuck ever since. He has 2 kids Tre’Vonne 12 and Tayuana 8 .  Darnell is also a recovering addict who has managed to put together 14 ½ years clean. He has a passion for helping others who struggles with addiction through his experience, strength, hope and inspiration.
Juanita Greene (Pathway), Support Specialist
Juanita was born and raised in The Bronx. She has 2 children of her own and 2 stepchildren. She has lived in Wooster for over 20 years. She isn’t into crafts but is very active in the community.

Rhoda Williams (WRTC) Lead Support Specialist
Rhoda earned her master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in behavioral health in 2015 and a CDCA this year.  Her main objective at WRTC is to provide a safe, productive, and structured setting for women who seek recovery from their addictions. Daily she works with an amazing team of ladies, who along with the Residential Director, Residential Counselor, and Case Manager provide as much professional assistance for the clients to change directions in their life. Rhoda lives in Holmes county with her husband and youngest daughter who is a junior this year at West Holmes High School.  

Amber Pittman (WRTC), Support Specialist
Amber started at OneEighty last December as just PRN (on-call) and now is full time. She was a stay at home mom with a STNA background. Going back to work was never her plan until she was encouraged to apply at One-Eighty. Amber feels that she has found a job she loves coming to everyday. She looks forward to what work may bring and it warms her heart when she sees clients leave and make so many positive changes. She is grateful to be part of the team! 

Bambi and Laura (WRTF) Julia (Pathway) Jesse, and Clara Residential Support Specialist
To assist clients in the residential treatment programs and to oversee the general functioning of the residential house.