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Janis has spent her entire professional career in the non-profit world, primarily in educational and environmental organizations. In 2021, she served as a case coordinator for the Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition in Montgomery County, which provided millions of dollars in federal funds to people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who were in danger of utility shut-offs and/or eviction from their homes.

 

Janis seeks to empower clients to make changes both by focusing on their existing strengths and considering how to address potential barriers. She is passionate about holistic team approaches to person-centered care. Being mindful of the context in which each client lives allows Janis to focus on the multi-faceted responsibilities of the social work profession. Her goal is to provide individualized, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed care while also reflecting on how to advocate for substantive change on issues of discrimination, oppression, poverty and other social injustices.

 

Janis has a BA in psychology from Rutgers University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work with a focus on interpersonal practice and integrated health at The University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is excited to be working at WRC as a Resource Coordinator.

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