April 24, 2017
 
   
 
To help indigent male chronic alcoholics and drug addicts achieve sustained sobriety and return to the mainstream of society as
productive, responsible citizens. 
     
OUR HISTORY    
     
Fern House, Inc. was incorporated in 1983 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit faith based residential rehabilitation center for male alcoholics and drug addicts. Our facility is consistently at capacity and serves approximately 225 clients annually.
 
Throughout our 34-year history, the Board of Directors has demonstrated its capacity to achieve the agency’s objectives with strong leadership and responsible management. 
   
   
OUR GOALS     
     
  Provide our clients with a program of recovery that gives them the tools which will enable them to live sober lives as productive members of our community. Consequently, these men, formerly social and economic burdens to our society, become responsible, tax-paying citizens. 
   
  Maintain a structured and disciplined environment that teaches our clients personal accountability and responsibility, thus helping him to achieve his restorative potential. 
   
  Help our residents to clean up the wreckage of their past and reunite with their families. 
   
  Teach our clients the importance of remaining active in their own recovery by involving them in programs that help others and give back to the community. 

     
PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY     
     
The program at Fern House is very simple. Except for the term "easy does it", no one will ever say that the program is easy. It is only simple. We are alcoholics and addicts helping other alcoholics and addicts to recover from this affliction. Our program relies heavily on the strength, mutual support and fellowship of recovering alcoholics and addicts to help the newcomer begin his journey to freedom. Our goal is to provide a warm, caring, yet structured and disciplined living environment in which clients can learn to live clean and sober one day at a time.  
     
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS    
     
  Completion of six months residency 
   
  Fulfillment of all financial obligations to Fern House 
     

     
   
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   
Charles Cordle II, CAC   
   
MANAGER-FERN HOUSE I MANAGER-FERN HOUSE II
Adrian James Patrick Crossey
   
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/
COMMUNITY SERVICE COORDINATOR
Lisa Biddle   
   
BOARD OF DIRECTORS   

 
CHAIRPERSON VICE CHAIRPERSON
John McGreevy Kim Kozlow, LMHC, CAP, CTT
   
TREASURER  SECRETARY
Gerry Arsenault, CPA Joseph Considine, Esq.
   
DIRECTORS   
   
Dr. Stephen Alexander, PSY
Dr. Fred Barr, M.D. 
Jonathan Besdine 
Patrick Forshee  
Peter Grable, Esq. 
Tom McCord 
Rev. Wayne Padgett 
Kevin Sheppard
Norman Schmotzer (Emeritus)
 
Lavinia Baker, MSW 
James Braden 
David Cash 
Cheif Deputy Michael Gauger 
Margaret Luce 
Mike Nefzger 
Edward Ricci, Esq.