Cheryll has more than 25 years experience creating meaningful relationships and helping businesses grow. Many of those years were spent working as a corporate media marketing consultant, and in the non-profit sector in development, managing committees and raising funds for important missions such as women’s heart health. Today, Cheryll has focused her experience and skills to bring the future vision of Dismas Home to life. Some personal details to share are: Cheryll is on the board of the New Hampshire Master Chorale, with whom she has been a singer for 18 years. She lives in New Durham with her husband.
Ms. Lutat holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (K-8) with a certification in Special Education from Notre Dame College. After working for 25 years in the special education field of alternative education, she enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in May of 2016 with her Master of Social Work (MSW). Through her life and vocational experience and internships as a graduate MSW student, she has gained extensive experience with life transitions and
working with previously incarcerated women suffering with substance abuse disorder and co-occurring
mental illnesses. Sara acquired her Master Level Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC) license in the Spring of 2018, and recently attained her Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) license. As Executive/Clinical Director Sara developed, licensed, and facilitated the Dismas Home four-phase, low intensity, residential, up to 90-day, Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation/Transitional Living Program. Sara’s passionate, daily mission, as Clinical Director, is to empower residents to become resilient problem
solvers, who are willing to trust themselves enough to be vulnerable and believe they can transform their lives with the goal of sustaining their recovery and moving toward a successful re-entry back into the New Hampshire communities.
Program Assistant (Part-time)
Dismas Home of NH
Manchester, NH 03102
102 4th Street, Manchester, NH, USA
Salary and Benefits
$15.00 per hour
Benefits: Paid time off
Additional pay: Signing bonus
A Program Assistant is a key part of the Dismas Home of NH team, and focuses directly on the needs of residents, previously incarcerated women, transitioning/re-entering back into the community from incarceration who are being treated for substance use disorder and/or mental illness, working across boundaries of care, organization, and role. They will provide support, give time to the resident and thus promote their recovery and successful transition/re-entry back to the community.
This is a perfect opportunity for a mature, undergraduate, graduate student, or stay at home mom who may be looking to supplement their income with the following shift:
Please submit a resume to Sara Lutat, Clinical Director email@example.com
To meet the needs of our residents, Dismas Home of New Hampshire is a state licensed, 90-Day, Low Intensity, Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation and Reentry Program. Our two-phase 90-Day program meets and exceeds the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria of 3.1.
Our home offers Clinically Managed Low Intensity residential, rehabilitation services and is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood on the West Side of Manchester. Our location is ½ mile from downtown Manchester, close to employment opportunities, community services, and self-help, recovery support groups.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) acknowledges that Substance Use Disorder is directly linked to trauma and underlying every addiction is pain, collateral damage from a lifetime of complex traumas. It takes time to recover, and recovery requires a step-down, phase, structured programming to encourage and support successful recovery and transition/reentry. Dismas Home of New Hampshire partners with our residents to rebuild, transform, reorganize and adjust their lives around recovery and sobriety so they may discover the joy of truly living a healthy and empowered life.
This phase is described as an acclimation period that allows the resident to adjust to the program demands and expectations. Clients joining the program are in what is termed “survival” mode. This means they have to adjust psychologically and emotionally to the Dismas Home of New Hampshire program after being in the justice system environment. Personal well being, including health and safety is the top priority. Dismas Home of New Hampshire is a secure, clean Environment.
Once the initial transition to a new environment is complete, our residents enter a period of stabilization to move them one step closer to successful reentry into the community. Milestones of the stabilization period include:
Residents connect to the community outside of Dismas Home of New Hampshire (DHNH) in healthy and supportive ways DHNH operates on the premise that addiction is a disease. We underpin our support for our residents by educating them as to their co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders so they no longer feel “defined” by their disease. This new freedom allows our residents to be empowered to reorganize their lives around recovery and sobriety and make the healthy, informed choices about their lives. This education process includes learning about:
Upon completion of this education and stabilization, residents continue to receive the support they need for successful re-entry back into the community as self-sufficient and productive citizens.
Dismas Home of New Hampshire offers a supportive, non-discriminatory, nurturing, family-like environment in which residents are treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Our holistic approach to services reflects our mission to do whatever is necessary to help our residents transform their lives, heal and begin a life-long journey of recovery and sobriety as a contributing member of society. Comprehensive support services are available to our residents during all four phases of the Dismas Home of New Hampshire Program: Transition; Stabilization; Independence; and Reentry.
Residents of Dismas Home of New Hampshire participate in daily group therapies and receive individual psychotherapy, case management, and 24/7 support offered by a professional, compassionate staff utilizing evidence-based practices. Residents interact and support other women residents who have experienced trauma, incarceration, and mental illness in a structured, supportive environment. Dismas Home of New Hampshire partners with our residents on their transformational journey of change, helping them to evolve toward a healthier, more productive life lived in sustained recovery and sobriety absent of criminal involvement and addiction.
Diverse and supported psychoeducational group therapy by professional staff experienced in substance use disorder treatment with topics related to but not limited to:
Residents are actively involved in planning and initiating transition from Dismas Home of New Hampshire back to the community of their choice. During this phase residents are progressing toward entering the Dismas Home of New Hampshire Transitional Living Program, and progressing toward becoming independent, self-determined, and productive women.
The mission of Dismas Home of New Hampshire is to assist our residents to complete the program with a successful transition back to New Hampshire communities. Through education, training, therapy, and recovery services, Dismas Home of New Hampshire prepares our residents to be able to deal with all aspects of life upon reentry into the community. We assist and prepare our residents to become fully invested in transforming their lives and reentering the community as productive, physically and mentally healthier people, thus breaking the ‘revolving door’ cycle of returning to prison.
During the Independence phase, Dismas Home of New Hampshire (DHNH) residents meet these milestones and accomplishments:
Once a resident has completed all of Program Phases 1- 3, they are ready to leave the home and renter the community. DHNH’s Transitional Living Program offers monitoring, assistance, and evaluation of our residents as they enter into their new lives. Wrap around services are available to them to assist with problem solving and recovery services. DHNH continues to evaluate based on the following criteria: