Glynis Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Home of New Vision (HNV), a nonprofit Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health treatment facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A true visionary, Glynis started this agency on a shoestring—with two young children in tow and literally no financial resources. Today, Home of New Vision is a $3.4M agency, employs 85 full and part-time staff, and offers programs such as Recovery Housing, Residential/Detoxification and Outpatient Treatment, Peer and Case Management services, Assessment and Referral, Education/Prevention and Outreach programs for men, women and adolescents in Southeast, Michigan. Glynis has always been a champion of women’s issues, stigma reduction and behavioral health initiatives, and works to change the perception of substance use disorders at local, state and national levels.
Glynis is a person in long term recovery since 1990. After entering recovery, Glynis put herself though college, earning an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Administration and a Masters Degree in Social Work while she opened her nonprofit. Glynis engages herself in the community in which she lives, providing treatment services to all who need them. All of this has given her a wealth of knowledge in organizational and program development.
In addition to being CEO of Home of New Vision, Glynis has been a lecturer for the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University Schools of Social Work in grant writing, community organization and women’s studies. She has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Medical School and is a speaker and presenter in the State of Michigan on treatment services for women, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), case management, peer recovery coaching and capacity building. Glynis led the charge and supported the development and implementation of two recovery community organizations (RCOs), one in Washtenaw County and one in Jackson, Michigan.
Glynis is a force in advocacy and public education and recognizes the necessity of peer recovery support services. Leading the recovery movement in Washtenaw County, Glynis is a past recipient of the Treatment System Transformation Award from the State of Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Eastern Michigan University School of Social work and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Myron H. Wahls “Recovery is Possible” Award from the National Counsel on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Greater Detroit Area. Yet despite numerous accolades, Glynis remains down to earth and true to the cause, helping people searching for and in recovery find the hope, confidence and courage to change, leading them to a new and better vision for their future.