Reeci Brunson, Case Manager

In her role as Case Manager, Ms. Brunson participates in the intake process for each resident, assisting with the initial assessment of risk and needs that makes the LifeHouse Group program unique. She helps LifeHouse residents collect key documents, pursue appropriate educational and job training programs, schedule necessary medical appointments and treatment programs, and she works closely with family contacts.  Brunson, a native of Illinois, attended Homewood Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL,  Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX, and spent more than 25 years working in the travel industry.  Brunson earned a certificate in Theology from Mirror of Life in 2017, and she uses her experience to counsel residents on spirituality and other aspects of their re-entry to their communities.In her role as Case Manager, Ms. Brunson participates in the intake process for each resident, assisting with the initial assessment of risk and needs that makes the LifeHouse Group program unique. She helps LifeHouse residents collect key documents, pursue appropriate educational and job training programs, schedule necessary medical appointments and treatment programs, and she works closely with family contacts.  Brunson, a native of Illinois, attended Homewood Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL,  Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX, and spent more than 25 years working in the travel industry.  Brunson earned a certificate in Theology from Mirror of Life in 2017, and she uses her experience to counsel residents on spirituality and other aspects of their re-entry to their communities.

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Anthony Hall, Intake Coordinator

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Gerald Cook, Case Manager

In his role as Case Manager, Cook is responsible for coordinating and supervising care for LifeHouse Group clients. Cook develops plans to meet clients’ needs for healthcare, housing, and employment, sets progress goals, and works one-on-one with clients to address issues that arise during their program. He coordinates with outside referral and outreach services and maintains records in accordance with agency, government, and licensing requirements. Cook describes himself as a “people person,” and he is highly motivated to help his clients in recovery as they strive to become responsible members of their communities. He works hard to understand his clients’ issues, needs and values, recognizing that each person faces singular challenges and opportunities. 

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Erik Jackson, House Manager

In his role as House Manager, Jackson is responsible for the operations and activities at LifeHouse Residential Services. Jackson welcomes new clients by reviewing program and house rules, assigns household chores to residents, ensures residents’ rooms are kept clean, reminds residents to respect and maintain common areas, and monitors activities to make sure that house rules are followed, reporting any unusual behavior or potential areas of conflict among residents to the management team. Jackson also facilitates House Meetings and Life Skills Groups at LifeHouse Residential Services, and he conducts social and cultural activities to promote sobriety and awareness about substance abuse. Jackson is pursuing several certifications, including Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS), Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS), and National Certified Recovery Specialist (NCRS), and he uses his life experiences, combined with the skills and knowledge he is gaining from the certification process, as a Peer Leader during programs for LifeHouse Group clients.

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Ernest Jenkins, Screening Coordinator

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Keith Jackson, Recovery Coach

In his role as a Recovery Coach, Jackson facilitates conversations and group sessions with clients to help them achieve their recovery goals and understand the actions they need to take for a successful recovery. He assists LifeHouse Group clients as they transition from incarceration, homelessness, and treatment programs by serving as an example of sober living; he also identifies and directs clients to available resources, including internal and external services and support groups. As a member of the LifeHouse Group recovery team, Jackson monitors resident behavior, contributes to decisions regarding treatment plans, and reports unusual incidents. Jackson believes strongly that recovery comes first in the progression to becoming a contributing member of society, paving the way for permanent house and employment. Jackson began his employment with LifeHouse Group as a Peer Leader, establishing himself as a role model and fostering relationships that help his clients on their road to recovery.

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Anthony Kyle, Recovery Coach

In his role as a Recovery Coach, Kyle facilitates conversations and group sessions with clients to help them achieve their recovery goals and understand the actions they need to take for a successful recovery. He assists LifeHouse Group clients as they transition from incarceration, homelessness, and treatment programs by serving as an example of sober living; he also identifies and directs clients to available resources, including internal and external services and support groups. As a member of the LifeHouse Group recovery team, Kyle monitors resident behavior, contributes to decisions regarding treatment plans, and reports unusual incidents. Kyle began his association with LifeHouse Group as a resident, moved on to become a Resident Monitor, and has been working with other LifeHouse Group clients as a Recovery Coach since March, 2022. He believes his ability to pass along the knowledge he has gained from his personal recovery efforts enables him to better help current clients as well as facilitate his own recovery journey. Kyle is working toward achieving his National Certified Recovery Specialist (NCRS) and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC) certifications in the near future. 

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William Temple, Recovery Coach

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