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