Today, we are excited to introduce you to Emma Alcott (she/her)! Emma is a tenant support worker at our Fairhaven supportive housing program in Penticton. She has been a member of the ASK team for 7 months.
I went to school for psychology and have always been passionate about working in the field of mental health. I have seen a lot of negative connotations and stigma directed towards the homeless population as a whole, and I know how damaging that can be for an individual's mental health and sense of self-worth. I wanted to be in a position where I could help challenge some of these stigmas within the community and help those who are experiencing them to see they are just as worthy of compassion and empathy as anyone else.
I am proud to work for an organization that meets clients where they are at, and strives to come up with ways to help improve the lives of individuals in a way they are comfortable with, with zero judgement.
When I have spare time, I like to go on hikes and look for waterfalls.