Candace Ramsey, Front Line Counsellor
Candace has been a part of the Alpha House team since 2013. Candace is a graduate from the Human Services Counsellor program at Durham College. Previous to Alpha House Candace worked as a vocational counsellor and a youth worker.
Michael Gillis, Addictions Counsellor
Michael is a graduate of the Addictions Counsellor and Community Service Worker program from Corinthian Colleges Inc. At Alpha House Michael facilitates group sessions, completed client assessments and is part of our shared case management and referral team.
Miguel Rodriguez, Housing Worker
Miguel is the primary Housing Worker at Alpha House and is responsible for aiding clients in securing safe post treatment housing. Miguel is a fundamental part of our team and facilitates many of our onsite group sessions, conducts individual life skills counselling and sociological support to our inpatient clients and alumnus.
Alpha House is an addiction recovery community addressing the needs of self identified men and non-binary people of ages 18 and upwards. At Alpha House we believe that recovery from substance abuse and addiction must address every aspect of the individual. As a result, our programs address physical, mental, spiritual and social needs - all in an effort to support the individual recovery from addiction.
Alpha House has as its sole purpose the assistance of those who suffer from chemical dependency or substance abuse. Over the years, our residents have successfully recovered for addictions of every type - alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, meth, and many other substances. Our program contributed by helping them through the difficulties of their recovery and helping them discover of a new,independent and meaningful life in sobriety.
Sylvester Ratna, Human Relations Counsellor
Sylvester is a 17 year veteran in the Social Service field and working with clients in the vulnerable sector. Sylvester is a Human Relations and Communication Counsellor, Motivational interviewer and has a Bachelor of Arts.
Jordan Anderson, Executive Director
Registered Psychotherapist, ICADC, OSC, TCS
Jordan Anderson is a Registered Psychotherapist with a specialization in Opiate addiction, mental health and Tobacco Cessation. Jordan Anderson also has a International Certification as a drug and alcohol counsellor with the CACCF. Over the last 5 years, Jordan Anderson has worked for Renascent treatment Center in Brooklin, Ont. as the Primary Opiate Specialist and Case manager with adult males in recovery from a variety of concurrent disorders. Jordan Anderson has recently left Renascent and moved on to a new and exciting career with Alpha House Recovery Community as the Executive Director of the Center. In addition to Jordan’s current vocational position, he is also a member of the Professional Advisory board with Fleming College, The marketing Committee of the CACCF and a member of the Harm Reduction Network of Ontario.
Thomas Hayes, CCAC, Relapse Prevention Counsellor
Thomas has obtained his Canadian Certification Addictions Counsellor designation with the CACCF. Thomas is an integral part of our team and completes shared case management, individual sessions and co-facilitates group sessions.
Dr. Jacob (Jake) Bobrowski, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., C.C.S.A.M., F.A.S.A.M.
Dr. Bobrowski is trained as a family physician and addictions specialist. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jake conducts onsite addiction education sessions at Alpha House and sees many of our clients on an individual basis.Dr. Jocob Bobrowski has been volunteering his services at Alpha House for over 20 years.
Alpha House is a Non Profit Corporation registered under the Charitable Donations Act (Registered Charitable Organization Number: 106704042RR0001). Alpha House is also funded in part by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Local Health Integration Network) and by private donations. Your gifts are tax deductible and receipts available upon request. Receipts are issued for all online donations.
Alpha House has been helping those who suffer from addiction in the city of Toronto since 1972.
Henry Boroi, Night Shift Worker
Henry has been with Alpha House for since 2011 and is an integral part of our team dynamics. Henry brings a sense of calm and peace to the house and watches over our clients during sleeping hours. Henry has a Bachelor degree in Commerce from the University of DACCA and is graduate of Metro College Accounting and Office Administration program.
Margot Matheson ,Admissions Coordinator
Margot is a graduate from the Social Service Worker program at Humber College and the primary point of access at Alpha House as our Admissions Coordinator. Previous to Alpha House Margot worked as a youth coordinator and an Assessment Counsellor for Renascent Treatment Center.