Coram Deo Recovery is dedicated to meeting the substance abuse needs of women through our programs.
Jody Davis is the Executive Director and Founder of Coram Deo Recovery. Jody has a passion to teach and empower people to believe for greater things. With over 15 years’ work experience in the field of addiction recovery and with her own story about escaping from a life of drug and alcohol addiction over 30 years ago, Jody Davis speaks across the State of CT at recovery meetings, church services, and for secular organizations and companies. There, she shares her personal story and provides support for others going through addiction or who have family members stuck in the cycle of addiction.
She has two children and has recently become part of the “grandparents club!” She loves spending time with family, playing disc golf, and reading.
Recovery Case Manager
Stephanie Solomon-Williams has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Springfield College and holds other certifications in the medical field, including a certification as a CPR instructor. She worked for St Monica’s Basic Needs Program, in a diversity of areas including clinical case management, counseling, program management, coordination and administration. Stephanie also held the role of instructor at Capital Community College in the adult Education Department.
Recovery Case Manager
Amanda is a person with lived experience. With 12 years of sobriety that started at Coram Deo, she has a lot of insight into the recovery cycle. She is currently working on her Peer to Peer Certification and is excited to be a part of the team that helped her many years ago. She hopes to positively influence the women and support them as they take their own courageous steps in recovery. She is a believer in Jesus and understands that none of this would be possible without God.
When she isn’t working at Coram Deo or Dunkin’, you can find her spending time with her four beautiful children, watching them grow and develop into the amazing tiny humans they are.
Housing Program Manager
Chrissy Vensel has specialized experience in residential programs, assisting individuals with long-term mental illness and substance abuse. She has facilitated MRO skill building groups and one-on-one sessions to support clients and equip them with daily living skills. These skills empowered clients with increased independence, confidence and self-sufficiency. Chrissy is also a certified MANDT instructor and has experience in training others in de-escalation techniques to reduce harm and to build strong and healthy relationships in the workplace. Additionally, Chrissy is PSRB (Psychiatric Security Review Board) certified through Connecticut Valley Hospital. As a lifelong learner, she is consistently seeking out new ways to build upon her experience and expertise in her field. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Chrissy moved to Connecticut and has spent the last few years working in downtown New Britain. She quickly developed a passion for the city of New Britain and is excited to be a part of the mission and vision of Coram Deo.
Mobile Employment Support Specialist
Clay’s services are mandated and offered via DHMAS (through a branch of the state, Intercommunity), as Coram Deo facility is a part of DHMAS region 4. Clay’s objective is to work with clients with addiction (not exclusive but specifically to opioids), who are in early recovery and therapeutically assess their job compatibility, experience & goals to provide vocational training, job coaching & job searching skills. Clay has specialized in Employment Services for approximately 5 years and is extremely familiar with developing relationships with potential employers as well as other employment resources (American Job Centers/BRS facilities/Goodwill/Easter Seals/ Community businesses),colleges & technical schools.
Rashad is a father of two and in long term recovery from addiction and alcoholism. His clean date is 3/13/2018. He was born and raised in New Britain, CT where he currently resides. He has struggled in his addiction, was homeless for three years, had more than thirty inpatient detox stays, along with eight total rehab programs over a four year span. He suffered physically and mentally throughout his addiction and now is trying to share the message of recovery and hope in his community and others throughout Connecticut. Everyday he strives to be better than yesterday and to help those in need whenever he can.
Lady is 9 years old and has grown up with us. She loves to hang at the office and greet everyone who comes and show them her toy. She also loves to snack on the kitty food! She is always happy and easy going and spreads good cheer throughout the day.