Staff Feature: Katie
This month, I talked to Katie, our Vocational Case Manager on our Clinical Team. Katie is one of our newer staff members, but her impact on our community has been nothing short of impressive. Take a look at what she had to say about her work here at JOURNEYS!
"This might sound like a cliché, but the most rewarding part of working at JOURNEYS for me has been helping people. I have been at JOURNEYS for about four months now, having recently graduated with my bachelor’s degree in psychology, along with two minors in sociology and criminal justice. I also have a certificate in mental health skills. I really enjoy helping others with any types of stressors they might be experiencing. I find it very rewarding to be able to provide a bit of hope for those who may have lost it in their lives.
JOURNEYS provides the means to help clients overcome life setbacks. My work includes meeting directly with clients to help provide them with the proper resources they need in order to help them stabilize their lives. That includes helping clients get into our shelter programs, helping them look for work, providing a safe space to speak and work through issues that might be hindering their stabilization process, and assisting them to find more housing.
The staff at JOURNEYS all have great compassion towards others and genuinely want to help, but what truly inspires me is to see how clients often help each other. I have had clients assist other clients in various ways, such as offering to drive one another places, or helping to pay for gas if they’re able to do so. It’s very meaningful to me to see that even in times of personal struggle, our clients still go above and beyond for each other and take care of each other."
Transcribed and arranged by Roxanne Gentry, Marketing Associate
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