A non-profit organization that provides residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment is saying goodbye to a long-time employee.

After 11 years of working for Crossroads, John House, program coordinator of the organization’s Midtown Campus at 3702 N. 13th Ave., recently retired. House managed daily operations for that campus and ensured a safe, efficient recovery environment for residents. He said through the organization he was able to “help thousands of men turn their lives around and be seen for who they truly are.”

House joined Crossroads in 2010, then was promoted to program coordinator in 2014. House was instrumental in helping Crossroads transition from a licensed halfway house to an Arizona Department of Health Services licensed residential substance abuse treatment program. An Army veteran, he was especially engaged in sparking programs and services for veterans. House worked closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as facilitated Crossroads’ participation every year at the Maricopa County StandDown, an event that serves thousands of U.S. military veterans and their families, who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.