What is Lighthouse TCO?
By practice I am a social worker. But social work, and more importantly, Lighthouse Therapeutic Community Outreach is much more than just therapy and direct services to clients. It is a commitment to service.
Since becoming a licensed social worker, I have served my community as:
President of the Kansas African American Foster Care/Adoption Coalition (KAAFCAC);
Coordinator for CarePortal;
Board member for the YWCA, Community Resources Council, Kansas Action for Children and the Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition; Committee Chair for the YWCA Advocacy Committee;
Member of the Shawnee County Social Service Advisory Committee;
Participant in the Kansas Diligent Recruitment Planning, and a
member of the Governor's Child Welfare System Task Force Protective Services and Family Preservation Working Group, the Kansas Citizen Review Custody to Transition Panel and the National Association of Social Worker's Social Economic Justice and Peace Section Committee.
I have also served as a case manager and Certified Marketplace Navigator assisting individuals and businesses with enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Following in the footsteps of great social workers like our founder Jane Addams and social justice legends like Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Whitney Young and Dorothy Height led me to create a non-profit that fulfills the role of advocate, broker, facilitator, mediator, and community change agent for those who need it most.
"This country of ours must oppose movements that divide the races and seek an economy that will feed, clothe, and house the nation, without regard to race, creed, or national origin." - Arizona Cleaver Stemons