Executive Director

Phone: 561-471-0430
Address: 1958 Church Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Brief info

Charles “Chuck” Cordle is a Certified Addictions Counselor who joined the Fern house staff in August 2011 as a Manager and Court Liaison. Chuck has served as our Executive Director since March 2014. As a member of the Fern House alumni, Chuck has his own experience overcoming addiction and building a transformed life, and he adds those personal experiences to the clinical knowledge he has learned to help our residents piece their lives back together.

Chuck is well suited to assist our residents in the process of rebuilding a life worth living. His story involves a wild ride that goes from living under a bridge to earning an Executive position in just five short years. Driven by a personal principle that absolutely nothing worth having in life comes easy, he will tell anyone willing to listen that they can write their own future if they are willing to put in the effort.

Chuck takes the mission of Fern House to help indigent male chronic alcoholics and drug addicts achieve sustained sobriety and return to the mainstream of society as productive, responsible citizens very personally. “Fern House was always there for me when I needed help. As long as I am leading Fern House, we will be there when the next Chuck C. walks through our front door.”


  • Anna Frazier
    Posted April 15, 2021 8:28 pm

    Hello Chuck,

    My name is Anna Frazier, Dr. Alexander suggested I reach out to you to see if there are any volunteer opportunities at Fern House. I generally leave Florida for the summer months, but this yearI will not be and I am looking for volunteer opportunities to help fill my time. My past volunteer experience include St. Edwards School(Vero Beach) Parents Association Secretary, Homes with Hope (Westport CT) Summer Camp counselor. I also funded a summer camp for inner city children in Springfield Ma for over 20 years which included hosting the children at my home each year for a barbecue with swimming and games. I currently have Tuesdays and every other Wednesday available if you think there may be any opportunities that I may be of help to The Fern House. Please feel free to email me or you may call me at 772-321-1595 I would love to discuss any areas that I may be of help.

    Thank you,

    Anna Frazier

  • Michael Chambers
    Posted August 3, 2021 10:46 am

    Hi Chuck,

    My name is Mike Chambers and it is my understanding you have been in touch with my brother, Dan Chambers, and his attorney, Jack Fuchs regarding his upcoming release from jail on a bond. We are prepared to send payment to Palm Beach County Sheriff but I am told you require some payment as well. Please verify amounts and confirm or adjust details-
    Rent is $210 a week, the house arrest startup fee is $135, then $83 a week
    I have no knowledge of release/transportation, I am assuming this could happen this Friday, so I will send the required fees for 4 weeks.
    Rent through Sept 3 $840 + $135 + $332
    I believe there may be at least one other fee to activate a phone line.
    And I am interested to know if you would be a contact for me should I have any questions in the future, it is my understanding Dan may be at The Fern House for about 6 months waiting for his trial date.
    I will call this morning again ((561) 471-0430), but if we can’t connect, I am hoping you will be able to email and confirm so I can process payment. I am on vacation with my family and may not be accessible much throughout the day but want to help the process for Dan’s release.
    My contact information is mvchambers58@gmail.com (843)992.3669
    Thank you!

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