Case Manager for the SSVF Program
Growing up, my mother always emphasized the importance of being generous and showing love. Additionally, she reflected on the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus gave, by giving his son to die on the cross of Calvary so that we might live, and how he did it out of pure adoration for us all. With that said, she reminded me that to give is to love! More than often, she would express to me, that in everything that I do, do it all in the name of love. She often referenced 2 Corinthians 9:7 in her teachings “so let each one give as he has purpose in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity for god loves a cheerful giver”. Since, it was deeply embedded in me; it was like I acquired the zeal to always want to help others. As the years passed, and I grow older I began to gain this burning desire in my heart that weighed heavy on my mind. After I matriculated through high school, I knew that my field of study would be in social science. My Christian upbringings helped me to have a natural passion for catering to the needs of others in this society.
Currently, I am a case manager for the SSVF program. During the past years I have experienced working in the social service field as both a social worker and counselor. Being a case manager is not only employment for me, but it too, is enjoyment because it gives me the ability to shape lives and influences people in positive ways by helping them to reach their full potential and trying to salvage their souls. More importantly it, allows me the opportunity to appreciate the small things in life that many take for granted. With the wisdom that I have gained I strongly feel that my obligation is being fulfilled by reaching out to others through affection regardless of where they are in existence and showing them that much hasn’t been asked of us. “Only they ask us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do” Galatians 2:10.