Amanda Guevara

Assistant Director of Detoxification Services at Central City Concern Inc

Location:
232 NW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon, United States
Company:
Central City Concern Inc
HQ Phone:
(503) 294-1681
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Last Updated 6/7/2016

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Change Begins Here

"My favorite part is getting to know people and hearing their stories," says Amanda Guevara, program director.
She has worked for CCC for 11 years and is dedicated to helping people in the community. "We have return visitors," she says, "and when they decide to make a change, we can be a part of it." "We're here for people who may have burned bridges," says Amanda.

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Change Begins Here

But for Amanda Guevara, she was all-in from her very first interview for a position at Central City Concern's Sobering Station.
"I had the opportunity to watch how the staff helped people when they were most in need, and I knew immediately - I wanted to do this," she remembers. That was 10 years ago. Since then, Amanda has grown from an on-call employee to a permanent Detox Worker, then to a manager. Today, Amanda is CCC's Assistant Director of Detoxification Services, overseeing and ensuring the safety of the staff and clients of the Sobering Station, the CHIERS program, and the Hooper Detox Center. While she spends much of her day providing support to her staff, she is intentional about staying closely in touch with the individuals receiving services. After all, it was the opportunity to assist individuals in vulnerable situations that resonated so much with her.

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