Ashley M. Brown, MSW, is a University of Southern California graduate with a Masters in Social Work, and a Bachelors in Psychology from Minnesota State, Mankato. For a decade, Ashley has served in the nonprofit and social service sector. She has had the opportunity to serve an array of culturally diverse populations including those incarcerated, experiencing homelessness, women in recovery and their children, low-income families, delinquent youth, and those with severe mental illness.”
Ashley is the Founder and Owner of the Hurt Help Heal Initiative, and Program Director of an emergency night shelter in Southern California serving women and, women with children who are experiencing homelessness. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being” (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe) is a quote that drives Ashley and her team. “Serving well means taking a Client-Centered and Strength-Based approach, with the foundation being Trauma-Informed Care.
Her passion for writing was part of her motivation to start the Hurt Help Heal Initiative. The Hurt Help Heal Initiative is a movement sharing with the world the healing power of writing, and the importance of healing. It is also an online platform empowering women to anonymously share traumatic testimonies as a form of self-healing, and to motivate others. For more information visit www.hurthelphealinitiative.com
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