Betty Lou Larson talks about Housing First as the best, but expensive, program and provides an example of how this worked for a chronically homeless mentally disabled individual. She has worked in transitional housing as a bridge, especially for families and lets us know about the school services for homeless children.
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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Ep. 137 – Tammi Davis gives us much to think about, from a business level on implementing a true diversity and inclusion program to your personal responsibility and accountability for race relations. One of Tammi’s unique value-adds is that she possesses experience working in the public, private and non-profits sectors and …
How do you pull yourself from a rough childhood in public housing to an executive who works to help families better themselves and break the cycle? As President/CEO, David Northern leads the largest housing authority in Alabama, serving more than 22,840 residents through affordable housing programs. In this episode, David talks about his childhood adversities and how he transformed his life by making changes.
Ellen Walsh describes the pain-filled memories of living in Mississippi in the mid-to late-1950s with racial segregation the “law of the land.” She witnessed her mother’s pain as a brown skinned Polynesian married to a white Portuguese engineer. Her mother was directed to the “colored door” while her father was directed to the front door.
Military Service is In Her Blood Valarie Austin Ep. 70 – Military service of this West Point graduate is in her blood. Her great-grandparents were Bahamian immigrants with a legacy of military service. Valarie R. Austin is a 1987 graduate of “the Academy”; that is, the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. …