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Residential Counselors

Information about residential counselors, and contact information for counselors at the Corrections Center.

Each resident is assigned to a Residential Counselor. The counselor will create a personal plan for services for the resident. This will help the resident have a positive stay at the Center, and a successful transition (change over) back into the community. The resident and the counselor create a plan together that meets the resident’s needs, and that follows the conditions and rules of their supervision.

Counselors monitor (watch over) what residents do in the Center and in the community. After the first “blackout” period of 7-14 days, counselors can approve passes to go out into the community for things like jobs, job searching, treatment, clean and sober support meetings, faith-based activities, social passes, and other activities. Counselors and staff will explain the eligibility for (who is able to get) passes. Eligibility for passes follows WCCCC rules, policies and procedures.

Counselors can also help residents to get an Oregon identification card and/or a social security card, which they will need for a job.

Residents will work to search for and get jobs during their time at the Center. They will go through an Employment (Job) Services program that will help them write resumes, go to interviews, and keep going to jobs while they are at the Center. After a resident gets a job, their employer (boss or business owner) must call the Center to give information about the job and schedule to their counselor.

Lacey Tomberlin
Residential Mental Health Counselor

Dawn Vailea
Residential Counselor

Ellie Linder
Residential Counselor

Carla Botello
Residential Counselor

John Tallmon
Employment Counselor

Lucy Earvins
Residential Counselor

Meridith Pomeroy
Residential Counselor

Patricia Gauss
Residential Counselor

Ramiro Flores
Residential Counselor