The Team

Van Smith
Founder and Executive Director

Van is a person in recovery himself for over 31 years from addiction. With over 20 years of experience in leadership & management in the field of substance use disorder, Van has specialized in developing recovery housing and recovery-oriented systems of care, trained in cultural competency & health literacy.
Pamela Smith

Pamela is a Master Social Worker who has worked in the field of addictions and mental health and with the homeless population for over 20 years. She has a passion for helping people overcome their circumstances and reaching their full potential.

Recovery Houses of Rochester operates two recovery and transitional housing sites in the city of Rochester.