Rosa Parks House Rosa Parks – Crusader

A Crusader is one who stands up for what she knows to be right and does not back down even in the face of adversity. Rosa Parks fought against the twin evils of segregation and racism. We honor Rosa Parks and strive to adopt her steady courage and her indignation in the face of oppression into our own lives.

Rosa Parks House Staff

Shara F. Preston, LPC, LCMHC

Clinical Director – Parks House

Shara came to New Haven well-seasoned with extensive experience in the mental health field. She began working with youth early in life in various volunteer and employment positions, such as lifeguard, swim instructor, camp youth leader, and tutor. These experiences and opportunities helped her develop a passion for helping people, and she chose to earn […]

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Claire Grey

Parks House Residential Director

Claire was born and raised in South Jordan, Utah, as the youngest of three girls. She joined our team in 2011 and quickly recognized her passion for connecting with and healing families. Claire’s early experiences while working with our students as a residential staff have led her to develop a strong belief in New Haven’s […]

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Austin Davenport, CMHC


Austin is a passionate therapist who has been working with adolescents and their families for several years. Originally from Texas, Austin relocated to Utah when he was married and joined New Haven’s family. Austin finds fulfillment as he is able to watch families transform through the therapeutic process. Austin attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor […]

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Tiffany Van Blerkom

Residential Director – Parks House

Tiffany started at New Haven at the Sacagawea house in January of 2015. Since then she has had the opportunity to work at four out of the seven houses at New Haven as a Health Care Assistant, Assistant Supervisor, and Shift Supervisor before becoming the Residential Director of the Rosa Parks house. While working at […]

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