Hi my name is Tish and I started working at The Wellness Center in September 2022. I was a guest at Rhonda’s House in 2019 and I also attended groups at The Wellness Center before I was given the opportunity to become an employee. Not only have I received Peer Recovery Specialist training, I have also received my A.S.I.S.T training which means Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Prior to coming to Rhonda’s House I was living in Cedar Rapids. The decision to relocate was a hard one, but one that has blessed me in many ways.
Seeing the smiles and hearing laughter from the people I support helps me feel hopeful and is so rewarding. I enjoy being a support to my peers and am always ready to lend a ear. I enjoy giving back. Recovery is possible and I’m proof of that. Prior to working at The Wellness Center I worked in manufacturing, telemarketing and as a housekeeper; but my one of my most memorable jobs was working on a farm chasing down animals.
When at home I enjoy watching a good comedy, taking walks, journaling, coloring, and laughing with friends. I have 3 adult children and no matter the distance we find the time to keep in contact with each other. I believe life lessons…good or bad… have led me here for a reason and I will always educate myself and continue to be an example to those seeking recovery.