The Gathering Place - Volunteers Of America
360 College Meadows Drive, Sheridan, Wyoming, 82801
At The Gathering Place, women do not have to be separated from their dependent children in order to receive substance abuse treatment. The residential rehab offers a safe and secure setting for recovery and emphasizes the importance of family involvement, 12-Step meetings, solution-focused therapy and strength-based counseling techniques. The community environment is home-like and designed to foster feelings of comfort, safety and hope.
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Corrective Thinking
Residential TreatmentResidential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Meet the Staff
- Julie BettcherExecutive Vice President of AdministrationJulie serves as the organization’s Executive Vice President of Administration. Julie joined Volunteers of America in January 1996, and serves to direct financial strategies to ensure stability and growth to the valuable services provided. In addition to her financial duties, Julie also oversees human resources, administration and technology. Julie brings 22 years of experience in accounting, senior-level management, and as an entrepreneur. She has a broad background in banking, accounting and private business that has been invaluable with her role at Volunteers of America.
- Heath A. SteelExecutive Vice President of OperationsHeath A. Steel, Executive Vice President of Operations, has been with the organization since 2002. In his current capacity he leads the organization’s operational strategy with a focus on business model implementation, project development and contractual compliance. Heath has attended numerous leadership seminars and summits and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program through Notre Dame. Heath is very active with his children’s sports, loves the outdoors, and is a Wyoming native.