Rebecca (Becca) joined the Trust in May 2014 and currently manages the Trust’s evolving grant portfolio focused on increasing income and assets for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx people with extremely low incomes. She also leads efforts to incorporate the perspectives of people with lived expertise of homelessness and housing instability into the Trust’s work and support their leadership in the field. Prior to the launch of the Trust’s new strategy for equitable grant making, she focused on housing stability and resilience among families by strengthening employment outcomes for people who have experienced homelessness.
Before joining the Trust Becca was the Chief Program Officer for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp located in Ashford, CT, and was responsible for all off-site camp programs and implementation of the strategic plan. She also served as Director of Programs and Services at Columbus House in New Haven, CT, where she helped launch Abraham’s Tent and Chapel on the Green, two programs that work with local clergy to provide support to adults who are homeless. Earlier in her career she served as Regional Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System, where she led the successful implementation of the evidence-based practices of supported employment and integration of peers into the workforce throughout the region. Becca holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut.