Amy P., is a Substance Abuse Counselor at CFR’s Adult Residential facility located at 726 South 17th Street in Fort Dodge. She began her experience in the substance abuse field as a Treatment Specialist in 2012 and was awarded CFR’s Treatment Specialist of the Year in 2013. In 2014, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with minors in Psychology and Sociology.
Amy provides a wide range of residential treatment services, including relapse prevention groups and continuing care; she utilizes cognitive-behavioral approaches including, but not limited to, the Matrix Model. Amy has experience helping individuals dealing with the following types of concerns: substance abuse, chronic mental health disorders, parenting, stress management, and anger.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, exercising, gardening, and doing art projects with her children.
Connie H. is a Substance Abuse Counselor at CFR’s Adult Residential facility located at 726 South 17th Street in Fort Dodge. Connie began her journey with CFR in 2012 as an overnight Treatment Specialist at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program and worked for CFR until 2014, then returned to CFR in 2016. Prior to her current position at CFR, Connie worked at Friendship Haven as the activity person in the Alzheimer’s Unit. Connie completed her Bachelor degree in Human Services and Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Buena Vista University. She has a passion for people and loves what she does.
When Connie is not working she loves spending time with her 3 sons and 11 grandchildren. Connie loves attending as many of their events as possible. Connie also likes to work in her flower garden, sit on her porch and watch the hummingbirds.
Gerome M. is CFR’s Recovery House Case Manager based in Fort Dodge. He was raised in Iowa and graduated from Iowa Central Community College with an Associate’s degree in Human Services. He is currently enrolled at Cappella University, working on his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Gerome has worked in the human services field for approximately 20 years, primarily working with adolescents and now working with adults. Gerome began his career at CFR in 2012 as an overnight Treatment Specialist at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program. In August 2014, Gerome transitioned into the role of the Recovery House Case Manager. He has found that he enjoys working directly with clients and helping them to reach their goals.
Outside of work, Gerome enjoys spending time with his family, going to sports events, and hanging out with his friends.
Tia P., IADC, has worked for Community and Family Resources as a Substance Abuse Counselor since 2013 and is the Adult Residential Treatment Program Supervisor in Fort Dodge. Tia completed her Bachelor’s Degree in criminology, with a minor in psychology, at Buena Vista University in Fort Dodge. She upgraded from a CADC to an IADC certification in May 2016.
Tia has provided substance use counseling services in various settings, including: residential, outpatient, and within the criminal justice system. In 2015, she received CFR’s Counselor of the Year and Fort Dodge Outpatient Office MVP awards. Tia has been a member of several agency committees and continues to be excited to grow with CFR.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, and working on projects at home.