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Triangle Club hires new leader for recovery mission

Robert Dawber
Robert Dawber [MEd '16] to lead Dover peer-supported meeting place

The Triangle Club's board of directors announced the appointment of Robert Dawber as executive director.

Dawber will take over for Bob O'Connell, who is stepping down.

After a lengthy search, the board recruited and selected Dawber to take the helm as the Triangle Club engages in a new strategic plan.

Dawber served as executive director of York County Shelter Programs in Alfred, Maine, where, along with the county manager, district attorney and the county commissioners, he developed the Layman Way Recovery Center, a six-month residential addiction treatment center for men and women. It is the only program of its kind in Maine. Dawber previously was executive director of Serenity House in Portland. He holds a master's of education from Cambridge College in interdisciplinary studies.

"We are excited to embrace Bob's thoughtful, skilled and dedicated leadership to the Triangle Club as we continue to grow and to provide the community with this lifeline of recovery," said Sandra Jalbert, president of the Triangle Club board.

Since 1984, the Triangle Club, a peer-supported meeting place for people in recovery, has provided a safe place for those who acknowledge staying substance-free is of primary importance.

The Triangle Club is the only organization of its kind in New Hampshire, open 365 days per year, offering approximately 60 recovery meetings each week with an attendance close to 200 per day. It sees more than 70,000 visits per year.

The organization provides the support needed and a pathway to long-term sobriety. Participants at meetings often describe sustaining sobriety for 10, 20 and even 30 years due to constant support received by the community at the Triangle Club. Those with longterm sobriety are always on hand to offer support, guidance and role modeling for those beginning their sober journey.

The open and supportive environment provided by the Triangle Club and its simple but powerful mission has helped save the lives of thousands of people in recovery, the organization stated. Its mission is to promote the spiritual, physical and mental health of people in recovery from addiction to alcohol, heroin and other substances, and to provide a safe place for those who acknowledge staying substance-free is of primary importance.

Lean more at triangleclubdovernh.org.