Staff Spotlight: Jennie Crespo
Homefirst staff member Jennie Crespo
Jennie Crespo, Director of Housing and Social Service, has been an integral member of the Homefirst staff for the last 15 years.
leadership has helped grow Homefirst's housing and social service programs to 51 homes today.
professional career has spanned 25 years, serving a variety of special needs populations including; homeless, persons with disabilities, veterans, victims of domestic violence, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
will be the first to tell you her
responsibilities at Homefirst
don't constitute her
job but rather her
lives by its mission and I love being a part of all that we stand for " she
Perhaps Homefirst's clients sense that Jennie's reassuring manner and sound advice don't just come from years of counseling homeless families.
says, "I can truly say I have walked in some of the shoes of the families I serve and I know exactly what they are going through.
openly discusses the time in her
life when she
family were homeless.
shared the following story with all of us last winter after participating in the annual HUD Point in Time count of the homeless conducted nationwide every January.