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Hope Manor PO Box 1301
Bismarck, ND 58502
The Hope Manor Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation providing assistance to men and women who need a structured residential living environment in their recovery from substance abuse. The men and women served by the Hope Manor Foundation are residents of sober living facilities - alcoholics and drug addicts who exhibit a strong desire for recovery from their crippling addiction.
The Hope Manor Foundation serves the recovery community by sponsoring Hope Manor Sober Living Homes and gives support to newly recovering alcoholics and addicts.
Judith Roberts is Founder and Director of Hope Manor. Judith earned a Bachelor of Social Behavioral Sciences and then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor at the University of North Dakota School of Law. Judith is passionate about helping others and as a former criminal defense attorney (Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and numerous Tribal Courts) she sought to assist people who are disadvantaged in life. She has also worked extensively within the political system to bring about positive changes for others. Judith has been in recovery since Jan 19, 2009, and since that time her commitment to serving others has expanded to helping alcoholics and addicts in their personal journey of recovery and by opening Hope Manor in Jan. 2014. Hope Manor now has two sober living homes; one for women and one for men.
Judith volunteers within the community, serves on the numerous boards and is currently serving as the President of the National Sober Living Association. Judith was award the 2015 Humanitarian Award by the Mayor of Bismarck and in the 2017 Frontier Award by the Governor of North Dakota for her work in providing leadership in sober living.
Megan received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from North Dakota State University. She has additional post graduate training and coursework in the area of psychological assessment, with an emphasis in Clinical Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Assessment. In addition to Neuropsychology, she has intensive training in clinical assessment and evaluation of psychological disorders. Special areas of interest include assessment of intelligence, personality, and objective measures. Megan has extensive research experience and her work has been published in major academic journals. Megan has taught undergraduate courses and has given numerous graduate level lectures. She is an Affiliate member of the American Psychological Association in Division 12, Clinical Psychology and Division 40, Clinical Neuropsychology. She holds certifications in disaster mental health, trauma assessment, EMDR and family counseling.
Megan got sober on April 16th, 2014, and first came to Hope Manor as a resident seeking recovery from alcoholism. After being given the life saving solution of recovery, Megan's goal in life become helping the next suffering alcoholic/addict reaching out for help. In 2017 Megan became the Administrator of Hope Manor Recovery & Sober Living.
Karl Moris, founder of Puente House has been a passionate advocate for recovery from addiction for more than 24 years. A successful leader in the Los Angeles business community, Karl's work serves people both inside and out of recovery, meeting needs where and when they arise. This life of service, which began in the Navy, is anchored in a desire to bring the opportunities for recovery into a world saturated by drugs and alcohol, and has culminated in the opportunity to save thousands of lives through commitment to core recovery principles. Karl and his two children, Ryan and Madison, live in Covina, CA. Karl is also on the board of the National Sober Living Association.
Bill Noonan is an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Construction Services Group at Alliant Insurance Services. Bill has spent much of his life giving back to the community and working with many non profit organizations and charities. Bill is deeply committed to organizations that give people a second chance at life and providing them with the tools they need to get back on their feet and become productive members of society.
Monte is a licensed attorney and practices in Bismarck, ND. He has significant appellate court experience and has successfully argued cases before the North Dakota Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Monte is a 1992 cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas M. Stringer of the Minnesota Seventh Judicial District, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota; and as law clerk to Justice Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Monte spent two years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Division of the North Dakota Attorney General's office. Monte is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, Minnesota State Bar Association, the State Bar of Montana, United States District Court -District of North Dakota, United State Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court. As a member of the legal profession, Monte believes that Hope Manor Recovery and Sober Living Homes are key in the answer to the desperate need in providing sober and safe sober living homes in the state of North Dakota
Gwen Westerlund is the founder and chief practitioner for Rosmarinus Counseling Services in Colorado Springs, CO. Gwen is a Registered Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado and a National Certified Counselor. She is also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator, a certified Splankna Practitioner and specializes in trauma and abuse, identity, and relationship issues. Additionally, Gwen provides multiple pro bono hours of counseling each week through Mercy's Gate, an agency that addresses the needs of an uninsured and overlooked population-the working poor. Gwen was the recipient of the 2000 Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award, Air Force Reserve Command, which was awarded for providing counsel to spouses of the 302nd Airlift Wing unit members on the specifics and challenges of military life. Gwen received her MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary (CACREP accredited program) and an MA in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary, so is uniquely equipped to address issues of faith and spirituality in the counseling setting. Gwen is committed to helping wounded hearts experience healing, freedom and hope and counts it a privilege to have the opportunity to do that through her involvement with Hope Manor.
Jane graduated from Emory University with a BS in nursing in 1976. After Jane retired from nursing, she has been a hospice volunteer and has volunteered in schools, church, as well as serving as a disaster volunteer with the American Red Cross for 14 years. From the very beginning of Hope Manor's opening in 2014 Jane has helped with the mission and work of establishing quality sober living in North Dakota because lives are being transformed and families are reunited.