Jenna Esteves, Peer Networking Center COORDINATOR
||Jenna Esteves began working with oppressed populations in Florida in 2010. She began her journey in helping others at the age of 13. Jenna volunteered in soup kitchens and visited local churches of different denominations to meet people in need and to learn about different cultures in her community. In 2010, she began working as a PCT in a hospital, caring for elderly and patients with HIV, cancer, heart disease and psychiatric illness. She also was a pre-school teacher for children with behavioral needs. During this time, Jenna had the pleasure of working with a mentor to study philosophy with an admiral who worked alongside, Mother Theresa. Jenna moved back to her hometown in New York and began to work as a Case Manager for the homeless population as well as a Program Director of a Domestic Violence agency. In 2014, she also became an active participant in Street Outreach, seeking individuals in need of services and was nominated for “The Unsung Hero Award” presented by the Long Island Coalition. She has her Master's Degree in Social Work. She plans to grow with HALI and their visions. As a peer herself, she is Reiki certified and believes in a holistic and spiritual approach while living in recovery.
"HALI has been a life saving blessing. The people who work here, the participants, the groups, all are so life affirming. Here you are a person in recovery, who just happens to have an illness. A PERSON! HALI is the greatest place to be for anyone who is DEALING with mental health conditions and TRYING to better themselves. So I hope to see you here at HALI!"
- Barbara K
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