Kellie Glenn came to Covenant House in 2012 after working for several years as a Social Worker with youth who suffered from emotional behavior disorders and adults who lived with developmental disabilities. It was her passion for youth and the homeless that led her to Covenant House, which was a natural fit. She previously served as the Volunteer Coordinator and Development Coordinator and now, after working 14 years in non-profit, she is the Director of Development.
Kellie is often reunited with youth entering our shelter after aging out of Foster Care who were once on her caseload. “It is such a joy seeing youth I worked with when they were young. Though it is sad they find themselves on the streets after aging out, I’m thrilled they find themselves at Covenant House so they can have the encouragement and services needed to successfully transition to adulthood,” Kellie states. Though she enjoyed direct care services, Kellie loves knowing that her efforts in fundraising and building relationships make a difference by increasing the number of youth served each year and furthering the critical services this population so desperately needs.
Kellie talked about the lessons of her life and of the wonderful work she is involved in at Covenant House, and shared the following:
- Put yourself in relationships where you feel valued: this is equally true for personal relationships, work relationships, and avocational relationships;
- Everyone has a dream: be willing to go through self evaluation to find yours, and to know your strengths and passions;
- Cultivate taking difficult stories – especially your own! – as opportunities to learn and grow.
You can contact Kellie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to Covenant House Georgia’s website to find more about the organization or to volunteer or make a donation.
This is episode # 92