My name is Jonathan Olsen and I am the Program Director of the Nielsen House. I’m originally from Long Island and moved to Western N.Y. in 2012. My passion for our mission stems from my own personal journey in recovery that began at Nielsen House in 2014. I was mandated through the legal system and very opposed to the treatment recommendation. However, I’m truly grateful that I had the opportunity to be a part of this journey because it taught me how to be a man, a father, and a productive member of society. I have a background in painting and construction but since becoming employed with Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach in January of 2016, I have found that I really enjoy social work and guiding men to live a life free from incarceration and addiction.