Community Health Worker, Contra Costa Health Services
Ms. Brown has worked with the re-entry population since 2015, starting with her work in transitional housing to assist those released under the State mandate AB109, to develop plans to move into permanent housing. Ms. Brown’s passion for working with those who many times are voiceless, and invisible, grew into her hearts work. Ms. Brown enjoys helping others on their journey to having the best life, and reaching their goals. In her current role, she links and connect individuals to community resources, medical appointments; she assist with health coverage enrollment, Cal fresh, and other vital services; she co-facilitates a support group (called REMEDY) for formerly incarcerated men and women, as well as, encourage and motivate them to check on their health! Reminding them that Health is their Wealth!! When Ms. Brown is not working, she teach Seniors in her community how to crochet, as well, she enjoys volunteering her professional service of hair stylist and make up for prom season – making sure young women and men, who may not have the funds to get all spruced up, look like a million dollars. And, she extends this offer to back to school students.