Board of Directors

Respite House was incorporated January 9, 2009 as a Not-for-Profit Corporation, pursuant to the Laws of the State of Indiana. Respite House is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Charitable Organization pursuant to Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions are tax deductible.

Board of Directors

The regulations governing Not-for-Profit Corporations require that the Board of Directors not be involved in the day to day operations of Respite House. The Board will be responsible for establishing and insuring the implementation of policy and procedure, fundraising, financial management and general oversight regarding the operation of Respite House.

 

The Board is to be comprised of seven (7) to Fifteen (15) members. The current board consists of the following members:

The Board of Directors is broad-based within the community, has a significant and diverse level of experience and is each individually committed to providing the Residents of Respite House with the opportunity for recovery.

Ryan Peters
Ryan T. Peters

Chairperson

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Scott Kaczynski

Vice Chairperson

Scott Cvelbar 20-21
Scott Cvelbar

Secretary

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Scott Hamilton
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Ryan T. Peters

Chairperson

Jeff Balon
Chief Jeffrey Balon
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Howard Gutenstein
Meghan Fisher
Megan Fisher
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Megan Johnson
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Ken Brown
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Lita Peters

Executive Director

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Tanika Briney
Nika
Nika

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Respite House

Staffing

Respite House is staffed by an Executive Director, Director and Two Assistant Directors. The Director and Assistants reside at the House. The Executive Director is responsible to assist in the implementation of Policies and Procedures, as established by the Board of Directors. The Director and Assistants are responsible for the day to day operations of Respite House.

Programming

Many of the programs we have implemented are available through community resources, and are either free of charge or very cost effective. We are focusing on addressing the individual needs of each resident in order to provide them with the best opportunity for recovery.

Recovery Meetings

Residents will be required to actively pursue a recovery program during their residency. Meeting attendance, in addition to in-house programming, will be mandatory. Residents are required to attend a minimum of five meetings a week, obtain a sponsor, mentor or recovery coach and be actively working a recovery Program.

Problem Solving Courts

Respite House, including its Officers, Board of Directors and Staff, is committed to working in cooperation with the Porter County Problem Solving Court Programs to provide specific services to those individuals participating.

Respite House shall maintain flexibility in their programming and scheduling, as it pertains to Problem Solving Court participants, in order to enable them to comply with the requirements and goals of the Program, while at the same time remaining in compliance with the rules and regulations of Respite House. In summary, it is the intent of Respite House to do everything within our power to work in conjunction and cooperation with the Problem Solving Court  Programs in meeting the needs and requirements of those participants.

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