Meet La’Donnike Morgan, In-Home Services Family Support Specialist
July 30, 2015
1. How long have you been with Epiphany Center and what drew you to the agency?
I will be making my two year mark in August here at Epiphany. For interview preparation, I read about the agency, what services it provides, and the mission statement that we all know and love. It was this mission to strengthen families that just really stood out to me.
2. What do you like most about working on behalf of In-Home Services’ families in the community?
What I like best about being a part of the In-Home Services department is going out in the community and serving as a liaison to the Social Services Departments, and sharing the great resources and services that we offer here at Epiphany with those who are not familiar.
3. Favorite Epiphany Center memory or moment?
It’s hard to pick one favorite, and I say this because it’s hard to pick just one, when we have so many events and celebrations that bring all the departments together. I love them all because they promote cultural awareness. This is important for the work that we do, so we can continue to serve the diverse population here in San Francisco.
4. Of the five major Vincentian Values of Respect, Compassionate Service, Simplicity, Advocacy for the Poor, and Creativity, which one is your favorite to practice and why?
My favorite value to practice is simplicity. The clients whom we serve have really complex lives. So when it’s my time to step in as a provider to help these families, I like my work with them to contrast with all the complex things that are going on for them. This allows the client to better focus on what is most important to them and disregard some of the less important issues at hand. I feel simplicity breaks down the client versus provider barriers that can exist in the Direct Response field.
5. What or who inspires you?
I am inspired most by my own family. Having a close-knit family just drives home the point that it takes a team to help individuals in need of even the most basic care. Having a loving family keeps me going and wanting to share the inspiration that I receive with others.
6. What do you love most about working here in the city of San Francisco?
I love being exposed to so many different things as I come to work, as San Francisco is the “Home of Different.” It always reminds me that having a closed mind about differences stunts your ability to grow as an individual.