Deb Hamer

  Deb Hamer, CCDC III, NCGC

  Serenity Hills Coordinator

  605-886-0123 or 800-444-3989

Education: Deb has received her education from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD and University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.  Prior to that she received  an Associates degree in Business Administration and attended Southwestern State University in Oklahoma.

Background/Experience:  Deb has been in the addictions field for 24 years. Prior to coming to the Human Service Agency she worked in Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Aftercare, Adolescent Prevention and DUI Class.  She worked with adolescents and adults.   Deb has been employed at the Human Service Agency for 18 years as an addictions counselor, Coordinator of Addictions Services and for the past 5 years she has been Coordinator of Serenity Hills Halfway House and Detox Center.  Deb is a Licensed Addictions Counselor, Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor II and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has experience working with clients of all ages, including families and in group counseling. At Serenity Hills she completes admissions for the halfway house, supervises CD counselors, Medical Staff and Transportation Personnel along with facilitating Chemical Dependency Groups and doing Individual Counseling.  She has worked in the Outpatient setting for 19 years and Inpatient for 5 years.

Affiliations/Activities: Deb is a member of the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals, the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, a Certified South Dakota Public Safety DUI Program Instructor and Trainer. She sits on the steering committee for the SDPSDP.



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