Dede Armstrong, LADC, MSW, MA
Dede is the Facilitator of the Non-Residential Older Adult Program. Dede received a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in program development from Columbia University in NYC in 1989 and a Masters in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2016. She interned at the Retreat and has been employed since January 2017. In recovery over 16 years. Dede has experience in group facilitation of grief and loss, parenting, addiction and divorce education and support groups (The Wilder Foundation, Catholic Charities and Minnesota Early Learning Design, Ignatian Volunteer Corps). She is currently an Ambassador on the Mental Health connect team at St. Joan of Arc Church in SW Minneapolis and a founding member of the addiction resource team.