Unity House Welcomes New Director

Dorothy Radcliff hired to lead Grace House recovery program

Auburn, New York – Unity House’s Chief Operating Officer Darlene Podolak announces that Dorothy Radcliff has joined the agency as the new director of Grace House’s substance use program. Dorothy began her new duties in February. She replaces former director Ashley Short.

Dorothy Radcliff of Scipio Center, NY, holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Nazareth College, and is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). She most recently was a program director and counselor at Helio Health in Syracuse, and worked for many years at Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services.

“Dorothy comes to Unity House with extensive experience in central New York providing a variety of services to individuals in recovery,” said Darlene. “I am looking forward to her leadership at Grace House and the supportive living program, providing residential support and guidance. I anticipate that she will become a part of the Auburn community very quickly, and the transition will be positive for the staff and the residents.”

In this role, Dorothy is responsible for direct oversight and monitoring of all operations for Grace House and the agency’s supportive living facility. She provides clinical and administrative supervision, guidance, direction and counsel to the community residence program staff. She will also foster and maintain an environment that promotes the health and safety of persons in recovery while recognizing that each individual has potential for lifelong learning and growth.

“Addiction is a powerful disease, and one that has touched everyone’s life directly or indirectly,” said Dorothy. “I’m very excited to return to the community that I grew up in to work with the Grace House team in making a difference, one day at a time.”

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