About Us

Cullman Re-Entry Addiction Assistance, Inc., (CREAA)

A young man struggling with addiction leaves rehab searching for a safe place to go. It could be the same scenario for a young man leaving incarceration after serving time for addiction related offenses or a homeless man who has lost everything because of his addiction. Whichever the case, all are in need of a safe place to go to continue their recovery. We at Cullman Re-Entry Addiction Assistance are that place. We are not a rehab nor do we take anyone that is still in active addiction. If you wish to continue your recovery and return to a normal life, a life with hope for all tomorrows, please contact us.

In September of 2017, through the grace of God and with the help of many friends, Albert Pugh, Dr. Bill Peinhardt and Jo Kreps established and incorporated CREAA. Our vision was a transitional home for men that would provide a safe place for those who had no place to go after completion of addiction-related programs. Our transitional home is not a handout, it is a hand up, and a way forward for those that truly want to re-start their lives. Our first Board of Directors meeting was held October of 2017. From that first board meeting we have not stopped, opening our first transitional home for men in Cullman, Alabama on April 1, 2018.

About the House

The Bryan Clay House is the name of our transitional home(s) for men. CREAA board members decided to name the home(s) in memory of two board members’ sons, Bryan Steele and Clay Glasscock, who lost their lives to the battle of addiction. Bryan was 20 years old and Clay was 33 years old at the time of their death. Both young men came from loving, nurturing families and are just two examples of how addiction does not discriminate and affects people from all walks of life. Many families experience this heartbreak and devastation each day, month and year. It is a crisis. If you or someone in your family or a friend is in active addiction and needs help, please call one of our rehab partners today. We will be here when you are in remission and on-going recovery and wish to begin transitioning back to a normal life.

Our Partners

Foundry Ministries

Jimmie Hale Mission

2019 Officers and Board Members

CPD Asst-Chief -
Craig Montgomery

Chairman of the Board

James Fields

Vice Chairman

Jo Kreps


Jerry Smith, CPA


Albert Pugh

Director of the Bryan Clay House

Bob Burgess

Board Member

Karen Willingham Gable

Board Member

Maria Steele, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC

Board Member

Sheriff Matt Gentry

Board Member

Our History


Cullman Re-Entry Addiction Assistance, Inc. (CREAA) was established.

Founders/Incorporators were: Albert Pugh, Dr. Bill Peinhardt and Jo Kreps Of Cullman, Alabama


The First Bryan Clay House doors opened on April 1, 2018


CREAA purchased their second home on March 5, 2019. Our homes are located approximately 2 miles apart from each other.


CREAA purchased Church 212 and its 10 acre property on June 2, 2021 in Cullman, AL to provide more beds for those in need.