Daven Crump Joins Guiding Light as Recovery Program Director
Guiding Light has hired Daven Crump as its new Recovery program director.
Crump will lead the nonprofit’s Recovery team, which is an intensive drug and alcohol treatment program that helps clients build lives worth staying sober for. As Recovery program director, he will be responsible for overseeing program processes, including the master schedule of all Guiding Light and Iron House activities, interventions, operational growth, donorrelations and community partnerships.
Crump brings 10 years of experience in social work, substance abuse training, case management and career counseling to his new role. He has helped clients of diverse backgrounds with abuse treatments, therapies and evidence-based solutions.
“We are excited for Daven to begin his new role as Recovery program director,”said Executive Director Brian Elve. “Daven’s extensive experience in social work and substance abuse training is vital to this position.
“With hisdemonstrated leadership abilities and compassionate approach, we are confident he’ll be able to help us strengthen our programming and reach even more men who would benefit from opportunities for recovery and reengagement. We are delighted to welcome him to the Guiding Light team.”
In his most previous role, Crump served as a crisis coordinator at Alternatives Inc. in Chicago where he trained staff, managed program activities and conducted community workshops to educate the public about available services.
Prior to joining Guiding Light’s team, Crump also served as a psychotherapist at A New Day Wellness Center, lead housing case manager at Good Samaritan Ministries and substance abuse counselor at Wedgwood Christian Services, among others.
“I am honored to join a mission-driven organization that is well-known for its ‘no–joke recovery’ programming and strong ties to the community,” Crump said.“It’s wonderful to return to West Michigan, where I can put my experience to work to benefit our community.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University.
Over the past decade, Guiding Light has shifted from its roots as a traditional shelter to a program-based organization that walks alongside individuals to fulfill their God-given dignity and potential through rescue, recovery and reengagement in community. The nonprofit’s programs include:
• Recovery, an intensive drug and alcohol treatment program that combines evidence-based practices, life coaches, therapy, support groups, spiritual direction and resources to equip men to build lives worth staying sober for.
• Iron House, a sober-living community and Guiding Light social enterprise that provides a safe and secure environment with continuing support for men who complete the Foundations portion of Recovery.
• The Job Post, a talent placement firm and Guiding Light social enterprise that provides job placement services for men and women who are temporarily unemployed or are seeking career advancement.
Guiding Light has been recognized for its financial stewardship with multiple Platinum Seals of Transparency by GuideStar. The organization is also a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. Its innovative advertising campaigns have been recognized with awards from the American Advertising Federation,Out of Home Advertising Association of America and the Telly Awards.
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