Staff Spotlight: Cynthia Garrett, Housing Navigator

Hope Solutions’ staff spotlight features our team members and the amazing work they do to contribute toward and fulfill our mission to heal the effects of poverty and homelessness by providing permanent housing solutions and vital support services.

HOPE SOLUTIONS: What drew you to Hope Solutions?

CYNTHIA: Love and compassion for individuals and families facing struggles and barriers. I have a long history of providing resources and services empowering the community. Having passion drives me to effectively and efficiently uplift and give hope.

HOPE SOLUTIONS: What do you like most about your position of Housing Navigator?

CYNTHIA: Meeting with homeless individuals and families, building and developing relationships, listening to their stories, and gaining their trust.  I also like assisting and creating a housing plan, looking for affordable housing, providing housing referrals and resources to sustain permanent housing.

HOPE SOLUTIONS: How has your role adapted to COVID-19 pandemic?

CYNTHIA: With a supportive Director and Supervisor, Hope Solutions’ Housing Navigation services continue to thrive. Individuals and families are still being housed, collaborating, and connecting with landlords and navigating individuals and families with getting all their documentation.

HOPE SOLUTIONS: What do you do for self-care?

CYNTHIA: Self-care is very important to me.  My form of self-care is prayer, mediation, journaling, hanging with my BFF and daughter.

HOPE SOLUTIONS: What brings you hope about your work and the mission of Hope Solutions?

CYNTHIA: Striving to continue to get permanent housing for individuals and families; creating and developing collaborative relationships providing permanent housing; and continuing to foster relationships with funders that believe in the mission and goals of Hope Solutions.