Brett Harleston (Karim), CPRS
Counselor- Nashville Men's Community

Hometown: Roosevelt, NY

Future Goal(s): To obtain my LADAC from the state of Tennessee.

Hobbies: Bike riding, martial arts, gaming and reading.

Experience: In 2004 I began my journey in this field of work at a non-profit HIV Education, Prevention and Outreach Organization. There, I progressed from outreach worker to Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, working with individuals learning to manage HIV/AIDS and Alcohol /Substance abuse. I worked closely with the Health department on HIV testing and counseling, and designed and managed the quality control system of the agency, creating policy and standard operating procedure for service delivery of new grant positions. I also facilitated the Relapse Prevention for the REACH IOP Program at The Elam Center, Cognitive behavioral group for RCI and other recovery residences in the Nashville area. Later I was the Program Coordinator for Transitions and Grace House where I worked with the Davidson County Drug Court.

Why I Work for Hope Homes: I work for Hope Homes because I have been given a gift that I believe I have not earned. That gift is recovery. It is not enough that I maintain my own recovery. I feel compelled and called upon by the voice of my truest self to assist others in receiving this gift. It is a gift of life, growth and renewal.

With Hope Homes since: 2016

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