The RHP is here to assist people in our community to be able to locate the resources necessary for making a successful change in their life. We start this process by meeting our clients where they are in their life. We connect them to resources that can assist them with their recovery or their reentry. We offer therapy, counseling, assessments, groups and assistance in connecting with housing and employment. Clients can utilize Recovery Support Services, Mental Health Outpatient Services or, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services to assist them make a positive change.
The RHP was founded on the ideal, that everyone needs hope. Hope gives us the motivation to make changes that are vital to have a life worth living. Our thought was to work with those that need it most in our community, the members of our community that are in recovery and reentry. We believe that no one is beyond helping. We carefully work with our clients to rebuild their sense of worth and self esteem. In the end we want them to know they are worthy of all good things in life and we are here to help them get there.
"Man can live about forty days without food,
about three days without water,
about eight minutes without air,
but only for one second without hope"
Research has proven that improving one or all three of Education, Environment and Employment is the biggest factor in lowering the recidivism rate and assists in finding a successful reentry experience.
Dean worked in law enforcement for many years ending his career as a Chief of Police. During his career he felt that the reentry process was broken and in need of change. After retiring from law enforcement, Dean decided to work in the Mental Health field. It was during that time that he felt a calling to work with those that in reentry and suffering from substance and mental health disorders.
Since that moment Dean began the Restoration of Hope Project to address the needs of those suffering from Mental Health and Substance Use disorders. He also works with those that in reentry to help them transition from inmate to productive member of society. Dean also works with first responders to help them deal with trauma and crisis that they have to work with on a daily basis.
Executive Director, Restoration of Hope Project
Director, 180 Degrees
President, Missouri Continuing Education Consortium
Vice President, Recovery Coalition of the Ozarks
Board Member, Better Life in Recovery
Masters in Social Work, Louisiana State University
Masters of Science in Criminology, Texas Christian University
Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, Missouri Southern State University
Associates of Science in Law Enforcement
Batterer's Intervention Professional, Missouri Credentialing Board
CRADC, Missouri Credentialing Board
Clinical Supervisor, Missouri Credentialing Board
Megan has always had a passion for helping individuals reach their fullest potential. Originally going to college to be a probation officer, Megan learned about the social work profession and decided that it would better serve her career aspirations. In learning about all of the opportunities the social work field has to offer, she decided to obtain her master's in social work. While obtaining her master's in social work, she solidified her passion for wanting to help individuals struggling with a substance use disorder. Megan is a graduate of Missouri State University and has a master's in social work. She is ecstatic to finally be able to help people reach their full potential, re-enter back into society successfully, and refrain from using substances.
Missouri State University School of Social Work
Administrative Office Manager
Markie has a passion for helping others. Especially those who struggle or have struggled with addiction. She has overcome her own battle with addiction and strives to assist others reach their potential. Markie is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa and a Penguins fan. She moved to Springfield while in high school and graduated from Kickapoo High School in 2005.
Certified Peer Specialist
Kate has a passion for helping people who are battling addiction. Kate spent 10 years battling a substance use disorder until May 2019 when she found New Beginnings Sanctuary. While managing a sober living house for NBS she decided she would like to work in the recovery field full time. Kate is a Certified Peer Specialist working with individuals who recently found sobriety. Kate also facilitates groups and classes like SMART Recovery and Recovery Dialogue. Kate is from the Springfield area and graduated Kickapoo High School in 2011.