BECAUSE NO ONE GETS THROUGH LIFE ALONE
BECAUSE NO ONE GETS THROUGH LIFE ALONE
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.

"I wish more people with mental health issues would get to HALI - it will change their life. Everyone at HALI is there because this thing called mental illness doesn't have to stop you from living your life FULLY."

- Janice T

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