Haven house Administration

Our clinical staff is comprised of medical professionals, master’s level therapists, and peer support specialists.  In addition to our clinical staff, we have support staff, kitchen staff, and administrative staff that provide support and care on a daily basis.  

Through education, lived experiences, and passion to fight this disease, we all come to the table through different means but with the same purpose: to love those that can’t love themselves and instill hope in the hopeless.


Director of Substance Abuse Services

Melody Madaris, MRC, CRC, EMDR II, is the Director of Substance Abuse Services for Communicare. She has a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky paired with extensive experience in administration, social change movements, and advocacy. Melody has worked in multiple for profit and not-for-profit organizations throughout the south in a clinical role, consulting role, and in an administrative role. Melody is originally from Birmingham, Alabama having moved to Oxford, Mississippi in 2012. She currently resides in Oxford with her family, dogs, cats, chickens, and peafowl.

Terri Hall

Director of The Haven House

Terri Hall, LCSW is the Director of the Communicare’s Haven House. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Delta State University. She is approved by the State of Mississippi as a Clinical Supervisor for Licensed Clinical Social Workers. She has over 35 years of experience with substance abuse treatment. From 1983 until 2004, Terri held various positions in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex including Therapist, Clinical Director, and Director of Substance Abuse/Psychiatric Treatment facilities serving both children and adults in all levels of care. She also spent 15 years doing sex offender treatment. From 2004 until 2013 she was in private practice in New York specializing in addictions. Terri joins the Haven House after implementing and coordinating the Mobile Crisis Response Team for Communicare Region II in Mississippi.

Terri and her husband graduated from Grenada High School, married 1980, left Mississippi, and along with their only child, moved back to Mississippi in 2013 to be closer to family. Their daughter is a student at Ole Miss.  

Daniel Edney

Medical Director

Dr. Daniel Edney is the medical director for Communicare’s Haven House.  Dr. Edney was born in Meridian, MS. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from William Carey College in 1983 and continued his education at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine where he completed his Medical Doctorate in 1988.  Dr. Edney received multiple awards and accolades through both his undergraduate program and through medical school. Dr. Edney is a board certified addictionologist and currently a member of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, American Society of Addictive Medicine, and the Mississippi Society of Addictive Medicine.  He is also the founder and a volunteer medical director for FBC Medical/Dental Ministry.

Residential Therapists

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IOP Therapists

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Recovery Support

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Grant Specific Therapists

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