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Volunteer Spotlight Series: Strength United

Posted by HALO Award on February 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM



Cibele Souza, Volunteer Awardee, Strength United 


Please give a brief explanation of what you do at Strength United.

I'm an In-Home counselor. I work with families struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other challenges.


When and why did you first get involved with Strength United?

I started with Strength United in September 2013 because I heard great things about their community program.


What is your favorite memory of volunteering with Strength United?

I have several favorite memories. One of them is with a teenager who was struggling to finish high school. One year after concluding the Family Preservation Program with her family, she contacted me to share that she was starting a college program!


What has surprised you most about working with Strength United? What do you wish other people knew about Strength United?

Strength United has amazing supervisors. Strength United makes a difference in people's lives by all the support and programs they offer to the community.


What would you tell someone who is interested in volunteering with Strength United?

It's a challenging population to work with, but if your heart is in it, you will have an amazing experience.


For more information about volunteering with Strength United, please visit www.csun.edu/eisner-education/strength-united/volunteering

Categories: Volunteer Spotlight Series, Cohort 6, HALO Award