Mental Health Advocate
Direct Service Provider, Consumer, Consumer Provider, Advocate, Policy Maker, Researcher
Area of Work:
Housing, Health, Mental Health, Substance Use, Outreach, Trauma, Employment, Children, Families, Women, Immigrants, LGBTQ, Youth, Seniors
Focus of Work:
Local, State, National
I am a mental health advocate with a passion for helping consumers one-on-one. I was once homeless and know the struggles faced by the homeless. In my last position I worked with Homeless Prevention, Rapid Rehousing for the Salvation Army. I was excited to be a part of this effort especially during a time when funding for homeless services were being cut!
I hope to work in the area of policy reform in the future. I believe true change involves developing political will. We must continue to fight the stigma of poverty, homelessness, and mental illness.
Homelessness is a current research interest?: - Unknown