Please join us in celebrating Rosalind Jones, Program Coordinator at The Magdalen House! Rosalind helps the women in our First Step program feel at home while they learn the tools to achieve sobriety and sustain recovery.
1. What is your role at The Magdalen House, and what does a “typical” day look like for you?
I am a Program Coordinator in the First Step program. Day to day includes phone screenings for intakes into the First Step program, being vigilant and pro-active with clients’ needs and concerns, active listening to staff and clients, facilitating peer recovery meetings, and sharing personal experiences with 12 steps, and spirituality.
2. What is your favorite line in the Big Book and why?
“God is everything or else He is nothing.”
Problems continue to happen after sobriety and God is more powerful than alcohol. God is more powerful than any problem that may seem to have us down. “No man is an island”, for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.
3. What’s something you’ve witnessed at The Magdalen House that inspires or moves you?
What must inspire me is the community spirit and all the selfless giving. The word altruism always interested me. At The Magdalen House, I have actually witnessed it.
4. How has working at The Magdalen House impacted your life?
Working at The Magdalen House has allowed me to use my liabilities as assets. Every day I am reminded how God can change anyone in a matter of days. A lady will arrive completely broken, and within weeks you can look in the eyes of the same lady and see a bright light.
5. What are some of your hobbies, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I truly enjoy dancing, laughing, music, and traveling.
6. What’s something that we may not know about you?
I am very nearsighted, and if it were not for contacts, I would wear some really thick glasses…. and I love documentaries.