I served in the US Army Reserve from 2005 – 2013 where I was trained as a logistics specialist. I was first introduced to Joseph House in 2012 as a client struggling with a substance use disorder and homelessness.
Throughout my addiction, I received services from Joseph House. I always knew I could rely on the team for help and guidance.
After completing treatment, I was hired at a treatment center in Blue Ash, where I worked as a treatment technician and site manager. Eventually, I learned of an opening at Joseph House and wanted to get back to working with veterans. I was offered an opportunity to work with Joseph House as a peer support specialist. In my role, I help clients develop independent living skills to gain and maintain sobriety.
It is inspiring to work with veterans who are in a similar situation that I once experienced. I get to be a role model to individuals and share some of what I learned to help them be successful and prosperous members in the community. If I could give clients one piece of advice, I would tell them not to give up before the miracle happens.
-Joey Daniel, Joseph House Peer Support Specialist