Enhanced Recovery Services

About Valiant Living Recovery Housing

Recovery residences in Denver, Colorado. Valiant Living provides a much-needed bridge between rehab and real life.

  • Level 2 Recovery Residences

    live-in house managers and Masters-level case managers

  • Enhanced Recovery Services

    substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, marital discord, intimacy disorders, and employment issues

Meet the Valiant Living Recovery Housing Team:

Michael Dinneen

Michael Dinneen has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years, primarily focused on addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Prior to co-founding Valiant Living, Mr. Dinneen served hundreds of patients at CeDAR UCHealth for over a decade and helped design and implement key parts of the clinical programming, including the 30-day Primary Program, the 60-day Extended Care Program, the 71-day Professionals Program, and the Intimacy Disorder Track.

Michael is an author, an international trainer, and mentor for substance abuse counselors, and regularly presents at industry conferences across the U.S. He earned a B.A. in education at Boston College and a Masters of Social Work at the University of Denver. Michael is married and a father of two.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Formation Program for Spiritual Directors, Vincentian Spirituality Institute, 1998
  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker #992263), 1999
  • CACIII (Certified Addictions Counselor, State of CO), 1997
  • CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Counselor) #2009C-0850, 2011
  • CMAT (Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist) Work and Financial Disorders #2009C-8050, 2014

Michael Damioli, Team Leader

Michael is the Team Leader at Valiant Living Recovery Housing and a therapist at Restorations Therapy Center. He has been involved with the mental health and counseling fields since 2012, passionately helping those with various addictions and mental health concerns. Michael also provides support for the families impacted by these diseases and is passionate about working with families and couples. His previous positions in psychiatric hospitals, detox centers, residential facilities, and outpatient programs have given Michael a deep understanding of, and compassion for, those he works with.

Michael received his Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Denver and is currently a Licensed Social Worker with the State of Colorado. He is currently pursuing a post-masters certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute and is completing his training as a CSAT.

Bick Benedict, House Manager

Bick has been involved in the recovery field dating back to 2006 starting with his own personal recovery and then volunteering for a year with the CeDAR program at the University of Colorado Hospital. After volunteering for a year and working many intern hours, he was hired on as a full-time Behavioral Health Technician for four additional years. Since then Bick has been pursuing his CAC qualifications while also being a part-time house manager at the Sobriety House among other sober living facilities. He joined the Valiant Living Recovery House as a co-manager in November of 2017. He enjoys and takes pride in helping other men who are new in recovery to achieve a strong beginning foundation that he knows from personal experience is so necessary.

Brad Gorman, House Manager

Brad is a house manager at Valiant Living. He has been around the recovery field for 10 years and has an ability to relate to, and support clients of all backgrounds and needs. A Colorado Native, Brad has a great love of the outdoors as expressed with his acclaimed artwork. As a professional electrician, handyman and having an empathetic ear, Brad takes pride in keeping all our residences functioning smoothly and peacefully.

Kyle Beard, President – Valiant Living

Kyle is the President of Valiant Living and serves as the details guy for Valiant Living Recovery Housing. Prior to co-founding Valiant Living with Michael Dinneen, Kyle served on investment and operations teams at several Denver-based single and multi-family investment offices, including Cherry Creek Family Offices, The Broe Group, and Mantucket Capital. In these roles, Kyle had the opportunity to manage the startup and growth of several healthcare businesses, and to invest, manage, and advise businesses in a variety of industries, including medical services. In 2015, Kyle founded Pacific Peak Capital, an independent advisor and sponsor that made impactful investments in businesses operating in healthcare, hospitality and real estate. Kyle earned degrees in Economics and Psychology at the University of Colorado, and a MBA at the University of Denver. Kyle is married, a father of two (ages 4 and 2), and has been a member of Red Rocks Church since 2006.