The Havens Residential Program has been in operation since 1969 providing quality care and treatment services to a diverse population that is 18 years of age and older.

Residential Program

The Havens Residential Program has been in operation since 1969 providing quality care and treatment services to a diverse population that is 18 years of age and older. The organization prides itself on using evidence based treatment models in order to help the individual heal from the issues associated with their use. The Havens primarily a Substance Use Disorder facility, but also deals with issues related to trauma, life skills, housing, access to healthcare, family reunification, legal, employment, mental health and pro-social peer groups.

The Haven is able to provide these services because we employ only the most highly trained and educated individuals on our clinical team. These clinicians are not only educated, but certified in the modalities they are facilitating. This team consists of Masters Level Therapists, Psychologist, Substance Use Disorder Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Peer Support Specialists. This dynamic team is able to facilitate and implement programing that fits the needs of each individual enrolled in services.



The Residential Program does not give a specific timeframe for completion because it is based upon a person’s needs, rather than time an individual has been enrolled in services. The Haven drops levels of care based upon a person’s completion of specific goals they have set for themselves along with their individual therapist.

The Havens Residential Program also provides individual therapy, case management, weekly family workshops, life skills training, volunteerism, recreation and team building. The Haven offers a variety of groups such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, Seeking Safety, Shame Resiliency, Self Defeating Behaviors, Sanctuary Model that focuses on trauma related issues and a variety of peer driven groups. These methods are highly effective and promote change within the individual by their engagement in the treatment process.


is a blueprint for change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. A recognition that trauma is pervasive in the experience of human beings forms the basis for the Sanctuary Model’s focus not only on the people who seek treatment, but equally on the people and systems who provide that treatment. We use the S.E.L.F curriculum within the organization, which is implemented and facilitated in separate groups for males and females.

is a Cognitive Behavioral Approach to relapse with the goal of identifying and preventing high risk situations such as substance abuse. Clients will be using an interactive journal which is part of Motivational, Educational and Experiential series that assist in applying effective, evidenced based strategies to make changes in thinking feelings and behaviors. Groups meet on a weekly basis.

is a psychoeducational series that uses the connections curriculum that draws on empirically based strategies to help clients recognize shame as a universal experience and embrace authentic living as a foundation for shame resilience. Topics include defining shame, practicing empathy, exploring triggers and vulnerabilities practicing critical awareness, reaching out to others creating, embracing, and inspiring change. Connections curriculum engages clients on a cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal level.

is a nonprofit educational organization that operates a club here at The Haven for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Toastmasters offer a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking. Classes meet on a weekly basis.

is a systematic method designed to promote positive self-image and identity, help clients learn positive social behaviors and beliefs, designed specifically for offenders. MRT seeks to reeducate clients socially, morally and behaviorally to instill appropriate goals, motivation, and values. This is accomplished through systematic self-evaluation and goal setting activities. Clients work directly out of “How to Escape Your Prison” workbook, which the facilitator will provide for them. This group is only for members that qualify bases on criminogenic needs. Group meets on a weekly basis.

This group is designed for families to discuss codependency issues, addressing family structure, unhealthy family dynamics, boundary setting, Al- anon speakers, presentations from clients about the disease model and rebuilding trust in the family structure. Groups meet on a weekly basis.

is an evidenced based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction. Groups meet on a weekly basis.

is focused on enhancing clients' capabilities by teaching them behavioral skills. The group is run like a class where the group leader teaches the skills and assigns homework for clients to practice using the skills in their everyday lives. Group meets on a weekly basis.

is a specific type of group therapy that focuses on educating clients about their disorders and ways of coping. It's based on the principles of cognitive behavior therapy. Group meets on a weekly basis.

is focused on yoga techniques, breathing exercises, guided meditations, nutrition and a series of Qi-Gong movements. The group was designed for clients to find inner peace and being able to use grounding techniques to help them through the treatment process. Group meets on a weekly basis.

is designed to help clients become afflicted with and actively involved in 12-step- self-help groups, thereby promoting abstinence. These meetings are held several days throughout the week.

is a seven week didactic work shop, objective is to bring the unconscious behaviors to the conscience and make a different decision. This class is intended to raise awareness on how self-defeating behaviors contribute to substance use disorders, maladaptive, and criminal behaviors. Group meets on a weekly basis.

these sessions are provided on a weekly basis by a Licensed Clinician who helps clients with treatment planning, individualized goal setting, identifying problems they want to address in treatment and developing a therapeutic relationship in order to process complex issues.

is provided by our Certified Peer Support Specialists in order to link clients to needed resources. This includes but is not limited to; housing, financial budgeting, resume building, obtaining documentation, legal etc.


The individual meets criteria for treatment, maintains sobriety, takes part in all scheduled treatment groups, follows the rules of the program and maintains personal conduct.

Hours of Operation

Clinical and Administrative Monday – Friday 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM

Funding Accepted

  • Targeted Adult Medicaid
  • Expanded Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • EMI
  • Wise Network
  • United Healthcare
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Self Pay 


Richard Niesporeck, PSS

Case Manager (West Jordan)
801-533-0070 ex 111

Kiersten Smith SSW

Social Service Worker (West Jordan)
801-533-0070 ex 116

Eleanor Castillo-Kelser SSW

Social Service Worker
801-533-0070 ex 123

Hailey Dalton SSW

Social Service Worker
801-533-0070 ex 108

Bambi Dreamer

Food Service

Nichole Hansen


Molly Whimpey

Case Manager

Jenifer Ibarra CPSS

Food Service

Gary Jorgensen PhD, LMFT


What to Leave at Home

  • Excessive clothing and other belongings. Storage space is limited.
  • Drugs and/or alcohol.
  • All medications will be given directly to staff upon admission into residential treatment.
  • Any toiletry item containing alcohol.
  • Weapons of any kind.
  • Candles
  • Cell phone (You will be required to turn in your cell phone and we will keep that secured for you while you are here in treatment). You will have a phone available for your use that The Haven provides.
  • Laptop, tablet, or any other electronic device that could be internet accessible.
  • Vapes or electronic cigarettes.
  • Clothing that displays offensive and/or vulgar language or images, promotes the use of drugs and alcohol, or is sexually explicit in any way.
  • Items of personal value such as: jewelry, money, and other items that are not replaceable.

What to Bring to Treatment

  • Enough clothing for seven days. Most individuals have more than this suggested amount, however please be mindful of limited storage space.
  • Bedding for a twin size bed, including pillow.
  • Personal toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap, lotion, hairspray, mouthwash, etc. (All items must be alcohol and propellant free. No aerosol, pump only).
  • Towel
  • IPod or MP3 player (This cannot have internet access)
  • Books, paper, envelopes, photos (These are optional items. The Haven provides paper and pens).
  • Cigarettes
  • State ID or Driver license if available.

Get Involved

We offer residential treatment services, as well as safe and supportive transitional housing in The
Haven’s Sober Living Program. We provide services for veterans, individuals with little to no
income, justice involved, and who are homeless or have unstable and unsupportive housing.