Barbara Gillmeister, co-owner of Gilly’s, mother to Steven “Gilly”. To bring meaning to Steven’s life, Gilly’s House was established. I look at this disease from the perspective of a parent. I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education and I work with blind and visually impaired children. We work hard every day to help those looking for recovery.
David Gillmeister, co-owner of Gilly’s and father to Steven “Gilly“. I am involved with the daily happenings at the house, overseeing the building and the grounds. I also help the residents with their day to day plans. I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and employed in the reverse mortgage business. I am dedicated to supporting those men who are serious about their recovery.
Maureen is the House administrator. She met Barbara at a Learn to Cope meeting and just had to help! She keeps the home stocked with all the items it needs to run smoothly day to day. She also helps coordinate donations from the community, whether it be individuals, businesses, church and civic organizations. If you and anyone would like to make a donation, help with a fundraiser or do some community service at Gilly’s House, she would be he one to contact.
My name is Christopher Sachs, and I am the House Director at Gilly's House. I worked at NorCAP for 10 years prior to coming to Gilly's. My primary role is to oversee the function of the house, and to maintain a safe recovery based environment for our residents. I also manage the staffing, so there is always a staff member on duty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ASSISTANT HOUSE DIRECTOR
My name is Rick and I am the Assistant House Director at Gilly's House. My role is to assist the director and to fill the needs of the house. As we grow I will lead groups in relapse prevention, relationships and problem solving skills along with 12 step meetings.
LIVE IN STAFF
My name is Josh and I am the live in staff resident. I came to Gilly’s House August 21, 2018 as a resident. When I arrived to Gilly’s House my life was unmanageable. I had lost my license, had no job, and I was completely broke. Through working on my recovery and living at the house, I have gotten my license back and bought a car. I also have been able to save some money from my job. I am very fortunate to be the live in staff resident. I have 18 months of sobriety!!!
I work the Sunday morning shift at Gilly’s House. In the past I have volunteered for the Woonsocket JCs with their probation program and other youth projects. I also did volunteer work at Anchor Recovery in Pawtucket, R.I. for 2 years and graduated from their counseling program. I have 43 years in recovery from alcohol.
My name is Jim Hayden and I’m on the support staff here at Gilly’s House. I’ve worked with men who have substance and alcohol abuse issues for the past 8 years at the North Cottage Program in Norton and I am in my 9th year of sobriety.
I am a professional musician and Berkeley College of Music alumni. I am a recovering alcoholic and addict. I completed the IOP program at Norcap. I am active in the 12 Step AA program. I started working at Gilly’s in September 2019.
Rich started at Gilly's House in July 2018. Rich is passionate about helping individuals in different stages of recovery. He lives in Fall River with his wife and two children.
Lily is a friend of "Gilly's". She likes to visit residents with her owner, house administrator Maureen Cappuccino, and share hugs. If you give her treat she may even do a trick for you.
Please Send Mail To: P. O. Box 110 Wrentham, MA 02093
Residence : 1022 West Street Wrentham MA 02093
Phone: (508) 384-2251
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