Staff Salute: Don Butler

Don Butler is a nighttime front desk manager at Joseph House and proud U.S. Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Learn more about his background and experiences:

What degrees and certifications do you have?
I am currently taking classes towards my Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification.

When did you join the Joseph House team?
I joined the team in August 2013.

What inspired you to work at a rehabilitation facility as a career?
As a former client of Joseph House and someone who understands the process, I wanted to give back to those going through recovery.

In your own words, what makes Joseph House successful?
One of the things that makes Joseph House successful is the common bond between veterans. We have all served in some capacity in the military. Another reason is that we are a unique treatment center. The open facility, rooming plan and relaxed atmosphere make Joseph House a great place to be.

What is your favorite part about working with veterans?
My favorite part about working with veterans is being around them on the job and interacting with them. We know the common bond of military service is something we all share, and for me, it’s an instant ice breaker. As veterans, we can all respect the challenges of what it took to be in the military. Besides jumping out of airplanes, it’s the best job I’ve ever had.

How can people get in touch with you and the Joseph House team?
If you’re a veteran or know a veteran struggling with addiction, please contact us at [email protected] or 513-241-2965.