Liz Lee

Liz Lee, Chief Programs Director from Safe Place for Youth, will be joining me on The Born To Talk Radio Show Podcast on Monday, February 26th from 1-2 PT.

Meet Liz.

Liz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 17 years of experience working in social services, including 11 years working with unhoused populations. Liz has a Master of Social Welfare degree from UCLA.  Her expertise areas are in acute and chronic trauma, power-based harm, and housing services. Liz also served as Downtown Women’s Center’s Deputy Innovation Officer, where she led training, developed culturally responsive programming, and oversaw all housing programs.

For the past 2 years she has served as Safe Place for Youth’s Chief Program Officer.

Safe Place for Youth  S. P. Y.

The Problem.

Young people find themselves homeless or at-risk of homelessness through no fault of their own. They are among the marginalized and under-served youth in our community. The youth that they serve at Safe Place for Youth are diverse, yet they share many common pathways into homelessness. When asked how they became homeless, 75% had experienced family-based instability, violence, and conflict.  Another 36% reported previous involvement in the foster care system.

Youth experiencing homelessness deal with a complex set of issues related to disconnection from family and community. This can include abuse and neglect, significant past trauma, grief and loss, mental illness, and criminalization. This typically translates into few prospects for education, employment or social participation and can manifest into psychological distress and trauma.

The Solutions.

To inspire change in a young person’s life, Safe Place for Youth builds trust, and provides care and support to youth experiencing homelessness, so that the youth, not their situations, define their lives.

In Closing.

Safe Place for Youth envisions a socially just world where all young people lead safe, stable, and self-directed lives.

Tune in on Monday, February 26th, 1-2 PT to hear more.  And you can subscribe on your favorite podcast apps to Born To Talk Radio Show to have each of my podcasts download when the podcast is over!  Thank you!

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