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New Staff: Glaiza Canares, Program Manager

Home & Hope is excited to announce an addition to our staff. Glaiza (pronounced GLY-zuh) Canares joined Home & Hope in March 2021 as Home & Hope’s new Program Manager.

Glaiza brings a wealth of knowledge to managing the Home & Hope emergency shelter program. She earned her bachelor’s in cognitive science from University of California, Merced and moved on to earn her master’s in clinical psychology from Notre Dame de Namur in 2019. She’s a Board of Behavioral Sciences Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.

Prior to joining Home & Hope, Glaiza worked with multiple organizations providing program management and case management services to the homeless, families, and children as well as providing group therapy to those in need.

Bringing exceptional organizational skills, deeply relevant experience, and a passion for serving the homeless and families, Glaiza has addressed the many challenges that homeless families have faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Home & Hope offered me the opportunity to dig deeper into helping families navigate the difficult tasks of becoming self reliant again. Joining the organization was a great fit,” said Glaiza. “I’m honored to be part of our families’ journeys to stability and a regained sense of hope and I’m thrilled to contribute to the growth of the organization.”