About Cheryl Niemo

Cheryl  Niemo is the Founder and Director of Jail Brakers organization. Due to her personal experience with the incarceration of her oldest son,  Ms. Niemo founded in 2009 dedicated to addressing the stigma related to incarceration and to providing  meaningful resources to families and individuals affected by incarceration as a means  to elevate family identity and improve outcomes. Cheryl Niemo is a Mental Health Professional with more than 18 years experience providing direct services to people with behavioral health needs. Cheryl works at NAMI McHenry County as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist and WRAP,(Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitator. Ms. Niemo has worked with many diverse populations, including individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance, with a special interest in transitional aged young adults.