Tia’s First Career
After completing her B.A in Criminal Justice and student work for the Department of Juvenile Justice, Tia took on the role as Family Support Worker in the City Heights Community of San Diego. Serving as a Family Support Worker she created programs that served different cultures and demographics within that community. These programs included the Somali Girls Group, and The Hoover High Latina girls Group: She served as the support worker and Liaison for the Hill Crest San Diego LGBT Community center. Her primary role was to provide emotional healthiness workshops and self-sufficiency skills to youth in the LGBT community. Tia then took on the role of supervisor for the CAT-WINGS program designed to provide services through the collaboration of family support works and the Juvenile Probation Department of Justice. She collaborated and completed a RFP proposal and won an one Million Dollar Grant to continue the work for 3 subsequent years. Her love and experience lead her to not only hold a professional position within the Juvenile Justice system. Tia also lead spiritual services within the detention facilities for 3 years as a volunteer. Her experiences lead her to work for the State of Georgia’s Juvenile facility METRO Atlanta where she served as a Mental Health Officer. Tia’s passion led her to serve as a volunteer Spiritual Leader for the Fulton County system for women inmates. Tia’s leadership has brought out the greatness in all that touches and serves.