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Hi, my name's Stephen

First I want to thank you for taking the time to visit my website; I'm the founder of Awakening LLC of Clark County. I wanted to give back to my community and with the help of the Nehemiah Foundation and many others I was able to construct Awakenings, LLC of Clark County. 

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in mental health counseling. I also have a professional coaching graduate degree. Some of the areas I has specialize in include addiction's coaching, client advocacy, and trauma recovery. 

I have worked in the social service sector in Springfield since the 1990s; throughout this period I have developed many skills and an extensive network of support. Throughout this period, I have been doing coaching, counseling, advocacy, facilitating and human service work. Also, I have experience working among the community’s many nonprofit and social service agencies. I am grateful for the amazing relationships I have with many church leaders here in Springfield. 

My goal is to serve my community with the skills I have developed over the years through Awakenings, LLC. At this time I am running as a nonprofit through the Nehemiah Foundation; however, I hope to complete my 501c3  application and be a stand-alone nonprofit. 


Ron Todd, Majority Liaison Affairs for the Governor's Office
The Honorable Judge Susan Moody, Clark Co. Municipal Court
The Honorable Judge Doug Ratstatter, Clark Co. Common Pleas 

Eli Williams, Urban Light Ministries
Dave Erwin, Director of West Central Community Corrections
Chief Graff, Chief of Police, Springfield, OH

WL Houser-Thomas, PsyD, LICDC-CS, ARC-ip, INC

References & Reviews

"Stephen has been speaking at conferences in the for 10 years. He is an amazing speaker and is always there if you need him. He is a great asset to our community and a wonderful father, husband, and person." 

"Stephen has spoken for the Ohio Attorney General and participated some panel discussions on fatherhood and mental health in the black community. Stephen is the Co-chair of the minority health working group for the Governor of the State of Ohio Mike DeWine. Lastly, Stephen has had some television exposure appearing on Living Dayton multiple times and has been vetted to continue public processes while at Citi Lookout."

Partners Are:

  • Addictions Resource Center, INC

  • Clark County Municipal Court

  • Clark County Common Pleas Court

  • Citi Lookout

  • Community Health Foundation

  • Family and Children First Council

  • Juvenile Court

  • Nehemiah Foundation

  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce

  • The Springfield Foundation

  • Turner Foundation

  • Pregnancy Resource Center

  • Think Tank

  • Urban Light Ministries
    *501C3 In Process all donations go through the Nehemiah Foundation at this time.
    Donations welcome

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