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“We refuse to evaluate others by the standards of the world, but instead we will see their possibilities of becoming a new person; the old life gone, a new life has begun.” (2 Cor. 5:16-17) Under the realm of Saved By Grace/Project Restore, a San Francisco based Non-Profit Organization, we at L.I.F.E. Project, San Benito County will extend love, grace, guidance, counseling and encouragement to our clients, with the goal of revealing God’s plan for them to thrive and live a life of purpose. As a faith-based program, we commit to the whole healing of the individual (spirit, soul, mind, body) through the love and grace of God extended to us all through Jesus Christ.
Our collaborative vision is that not one individual return to a life of incarceration due to a lack of access to services. We are committed to individuals reentering our community by offering what is commonly known as wrap-around services, through support, mentoring, and other needed assistance.
Successful reintegration is important and by partnering with Saved By Grace/Project Restore, we will utilize evidence based practices with service that support, nurture and supervise the progress of each individual, with the hope of decreasing the overall recidivism in our City and County.
Education Specialist and Teacher for over 20 years; Host of Christian Radio show “Blossoms of
Life” on KKMC 880am; Assistant Pastor at New Life Fellowship, Hollister; Life Skills teacher at San Benito Juvenile Hall. “I have a passion to work with youth, especially youth that are having a difficult time finding their purpose. LIFE Project provides a way for me to do this.”
Past member of San Benito County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC); Current member of San Benito County Juvenile Review Board (JRB); Current member of San Benito County Opioid Task Force; San Benito County Resource Family (Foster Family); 3 years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Orange County, CA; San Benito County Teen Recovery Director providing recovery programs for youth incarcerated in Juvenile Hall as well as on probation.
“I've always had a passion for lost youth. It started at a very young age, somewhere in my teens. In 1999 I went to work for Advent Group Ministries in San Jose, CA working with teen addicts in a group home environment. My 6+ years working for Advent helped me see my purpose and passion become one. Since then, through volunteer work, I’ve been working with incarcerated youth and youth struggling with addiction.”
Has 15 years of experience in Public Safety and is currently the Juvenile Hall Supervisor with San Benito county Probation. Oversees the day-to-day operations and is responsible for establishing programs in the facility that promote social awareness and reduce recidivism. Passionate in working with at risk youth and believes that each youth, given a chance with guidance, direction and support can become healthy, successful members of society and ultimately reach their dreams and goals. Some key programming that she has supported and facilitated within the Juvenile Hall facility are life skills, garden program and the Believe to Achieve. Also collaborates with community agencies on essential programming that support at risk youth in creative arts, education through nature and plans for success. These agencies include San Benito Arts council, Sacred Rok and Life Project. The most important part of working with at risk youth is the collaboration of agencies that work together to inspire youth, help them identify their dreams and achieve their goals in life.
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them”. Lady Bird Johnson
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