Evan Haines, MA – Co-Founder
Evan Haines, MA, is a Co-Founder of Oro House, and specializes in admissions, marketing, and business development. As an active participant in the recovery world, it felt natural for Evan to transition into the sober living business and help others obtain and maintain sobriety.
In 2010, he and Jared Valentine founded the roots of Oro House, which in less than three years, became one of the most successful sober living residences in the area. Evan has a natural ability to connect with clients, and bring out a sense of hope in them.
Evan has a Master’s Degree in Community Development Planning from the University of British Columbia. His strong academic background, coupled with years of hands-on experience doing community-organizing work with non-profits, makes him a great asset to the Oro House team.
An example of this is the ‘Oro House Farms’ project, an exercise in community economic development. It gives clients valuable work experience in a variety of areas, while simultaneously building their self-esteem, as they feel part of something larger than themselves, and positively affects those around them.
Evan has been sober since November 2nd, 2005.
He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Clinical Psychology Program, specializing in Depth Psychology.
The image below links to a Powerpoint PDF presentation by Evan Haines that traces the experience of Oro House Recovery Centers during the devastating Woolsey Fire of 2018, and how our Joint Commission Emergency Management Standards meant the difference between keeping our clients safe, and even our business itself afloat, and not.
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