The Social Justice Team was born out of a sincere desire to help others. The idea is to create an experience for everyone that happens when one human serves another, unconditionally. That simple act of kindness reverberates through both parties and creates a sense of gratitude and hope, which has the power to move mountains.
I'm.currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work at the University of Southern California, but my journey doesn't begin there. I have had this urge to serve for as long as I can remember. The idea of SJT was to develop an organization that creates an experience where one person can have the opportunity to lose themselves in the satisfaction of helping others, in order to truly find themselves, like I have. Over the years, I have gone through major trials and tribulations that have tested my character. I have even questioned suicide at times. I have lived through sexual abuse as young as nine years old, fought addiction, got sober, took my abuser to court, dealt with mental health diagnoses, completed college, been married and divorced, produced a documentary, established a career in the sales and marketing industry, and now am working on a graduate degree in Social Work. I have chosen to view all of my experiences as opportunities for learning and channel them into fuel, which I use to power my ambition for a successful life. I do my best and I love learning about things I don't know. After all, I don't know what I don't know, and there is still a lot that I don't know.
I'm 32 years old and though I have lived through a lot, I have a long road ahead. The Social Justice Team is created out of my passion for service. We (at the Social Justice Team), work with volunteers from the city of Los Angeles and professionals in multiple fields to provide free mental health care to our population. The goal is to provide an experience of selfless service, the act of giving unconditionally, as a servant first, to those in need. By providing our volunteers with cutting edge treatment modalities and models for care, clients are receiving the best care available, for no charge. It is my hope that through this journey, both our clients and our partners develop a co-working relationship that gives them hope toward a brighter future, for them and humanity as a whole, as we tackle the multiple issues facing the underserved populations in the city of Los Angeles.