Prinsess Futrell, Executive Director Prinsess grew up in the Central Valley and went to Holy Names University in Oakland, California, where she received a dual bachelor's degree in psychology and criminology. She also received a master's degree in forensic psychology from Holy Names. She is currently studying to receive her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University.
Prinsess has over 10 years of experience in working with various at-risk populations. She previously worked at a supportive housing agency, supervising a team of case managers who provided supportive services to tenants in single-room-occupancy buildings in San Francisco.
As our new Executive Director, Prinsess plans to incorporate her knowledge and experience to help expand the vision of Home & Hope. She also hopes to provide and create more services such as childcare and an ancillary transitional housing program for families within the Home & Hope community.
Ashley Burns, Program Manager Ashley is from Oakland. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has worked for multiple non-profit agencies in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Ashley assists our families using her background in casework, trauma-informed care, substance-abuse care, and community-building. She is passionate in working with the homeless population. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, music festivals, and attending Golden State Warriors and Oakland Raiders games.
Mary O'Brien, Case Manager Mary received her bachelor's degree in social work with a minor in criminal justice from Southern Connecticut State University in 2006. She worked as EMT for four years, became certified as a phlebotomist, and attended nursing school.
Mary's focus on mental health has led her to work in group homes, halfway houses, prisons, and hospitals. She recently served in AmeriCorps alongside Habitat for Humanity. She has served with Appalachian Service Project, and with Food For The Poor in Jamaica. She has a strong humanitarian spirit and a passion for working with underserved communities.
Arlina Ramirez, Weekend Manager Arlina, a founding employee, joined the organization in September 2001. Arlina has spent 20 years working with housing in San Mateo County as a Housing Specialist assisting homeless and low-income populations. She was recognized by County Supervisors and Women in Government as outstanding Woman of the Year in 2002 for her extraordinary commitment and service. She is responsible for assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.
Home & Hope 1720 El Camino Real, Suite 7 Burlingame CA 94010 650-652-1103