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.
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.
Lily Shen, Program Manager Lily Shen is from Modesto, CA. She obtained her B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Sociology from the University of California, Davis. Her major focus was people and nationalities. She recently received her Master of International Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University. Her studies focused on community development and leadership. During graduate school on the East Coast, Lily served the role as Volunteer Services Mid Central Pennsylvania Chapter Hours Manager for the American Red Cross. This opportunity aligned with Lily’s passion towards nonprofit work and humanitarian causes.
After graduation, Lily returned to the West Coast and served as the Employment Services Assistant to the International Rescue Committee. Her work experience geared towards assisting refugee families with job placement, job search, and other social services.
As the Assistant Program Manager, Lily hopes to utilize her knowledge of casework, community-building, and civic engagement to assist the families of Home and Hope.
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