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Ohio Recovery Housing 2023 Annual Conference

Opening the Door to Quality Recovery Housing

March 8th & 9th, 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin


5100 Upper Metro Place

Dublin, OH 43017

$180 for ORH Associate Members

$300 for Non-Associates


This conference reflects ORH's commitment to Ohio's recovery housing community with education, networking and kinship.

Check out our line-up of speakers to learn from and network with, discover best practices for today's quality recovery house, and explore the latest on what defines a quality recovery house. 

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Opening the Door to Quality Recovery Housing

Ohio Recovery Housing's 2023 Annual Conference

Thank You Corporate and Patron Sponsors
for Supporting Ohio's Recovery Housing Community



March 8th

March 9th

8:00am Conference Check-in / Breakfast


9:00am Day 1 Welcome and Conference Update. 


9:15am The Resident’s Life. Connect with a panel of residents in an open discussion about the challenges of living in a recovery home in 2023.


10:45am The Criminalization of Trauma. Join Angela Regan, M.A. LJC, Founder and Executive Director, Welcome Home SIS, and other residents in examining on how trauma has been criminalized.


10:45am Adopting the SMART Recovery's Life Skills Curriculum. Meet Brad Glaser, CPSS, and Robin Thompson DrPH, MPH, explain the major components of the 12 session Successful Life Skills curriculum, and its findings and successes for residents of Recovery Homes.


10:45am Oxford House Update. Join Kameron Williams of the Oxford House of Toledo to describe the latest practices in behavior change and why it is essential for a successful democratically run, self-supporting recovery home.


10:45am Equality and Equity in RH for LGBTQ+. See Tony Correa, CDCA 11, and learn the social determinants and stereotypes of the LGBTQ+ Community, and how to create an atmosphere of recovery within a supportive recovery home.

Noon Lunch. 


1:30pm Landlord Tenant Law Update. Join Joe Maskovyak, Affordable and Fair Housing Coordinator, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, on the latest in landlord tenant definitions, agreements, and rights and duties in 2023.


1:30pm Building Relationship with Employers. Connect with Richard Mason, Recovery Residence Coordinator, House of Hope in Columbus, and other employers in a discussion on how to link up with local businesses to hire your residents.


1:30pm Partners in Recovery: Recovery Community Organizations and RH. Join Jon (Cathy’s House Inc) and Stephanie Robinson (Hope Recovery Community) and learn how a Recovery Community Org and a recovery house can team up to add value to each other.


1:30pm Recovery Advocacy 101. See Katie Jo Breidenbach Wooding, BA, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery, and learn the processes for lobbying, and the differences between advocacy and lobbying.


2:45pm Building Relationships with Your County Board. Join April J. Caraway, Executive Director, Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, and others as they discuss how a recovery house can develop a productive association with their County Board.


4:00pm Strategies in Handling MAT, Prescriptions and OTC Drugs in a Recovery House. See Erin Helms, Executive Director, The Woodrow Project, and learn best practices in handling medications, whether prescribed or OTC, in a recovery home.

8:00am Conference Check-in / Breakfast


9:00am Day 2 Welcome and Conference Update. 

9:15am Ohio THRIVES. Join Lori Criss, MSW, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and learn about Governor DeWine’s recovery support priorities, the OhioMHAS’s RH initiatives and budget priorities.


10:45am Connecting the Dots while Balancing Self-Care as an Agent for Change. See Dr. Patrice Palmer, DD, LSW, MSW, CMHC, NASW 2022 Social Worker of the Year, and discover “Self-Care” through the lens of self-awareness and a place called balance, how to avoid burnout by understanding triggers and setbacks, and incorporating self-care techniques.

Noon Lunch. 


1:30pm PeaceLove Workshop. Learn through a hands-on workshop with Dr. Palmer and others, on how to help people express their feelings, in a safe environment and in ways that otherwise would be difficult to articulate.


1:30pm Language of Recovery in RH. Join Stephanie Robinson, Executive Director, Hope Recovery Community, and understand Substance Use Disorders as a disease, and the impact of stigma and stigmatizing language with individuals with SUDs.


2:45pm Best Practices in Crisis Response. Meet Vincent Sabino, MSW, MBA, LISW-CS, LICDC-CS, RI International State Director for Ohio, and learn the Three Core Tenants of Crisis, the Four Pillars of the RI Way, and how Peer Supporters are used in the continuum of Crisis Services.


2:45pm How to Use Outcomes Tool Data. Listen to Gretchen Clark Hammond, PhD, MSW, LSW, LCDCIII, CEO of Mighty Crow, and learn how to analyze and what to do with your resident driven outcomes data once you have collected it.


2:45pm Resident Financial Coaching. See Rick Zwelling, AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor), Right Path Financial Coaching, and learn leading triggers in addiction relapse and its relationship to financial burden, and how education is key.


2:45pm Faith-based Sober Living. Join Jessica Zwayer, LCDC 111, MBA, Executive Director, Joshua Recovery Ministries, and others to understand how the JRM program’s faith-based strategies promote community development with their residents.


4:00pm Trauma Informed Care in RH. Meet Ginger Schmalenberg, Executive Director, Athens Mental Health Inc., dba The Gathering Place, and explore key aspects of trauma-informed practice in service settings and its effects to create healing-centered relationships and environments.

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