Jacqueline Vanderby, Resource Advocate
A resource advocate works closely with Serene Harbor shelter clients to help them overcome recent trauma, gain life skills and achieve their personal goals. As a resource advocate, I work with our shelter clients to provide a safe, welcoming environment for families escaping an abusive partner. Together, our Case Manager and I help clients get stable careers, get accepted into school programs and find new homes for themselves and their families. Part of my role is to work with the community to find new community partners and programs that could benefit our client’s future. I’ve also developed a mentoring program to help our clients achieve higher education goals as well as their personal life goals. The program is called Serene Harbor Education Empowerment. As a resource advocate, I’m always looking for the best way to help our clients grow and change in a positive way.
“Empowerment begins the moment you decide that you deserve better”