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Housing Team

Meet The ForKids Housing Team

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Alicia Hensley

Housing Program Manager

I have been with ForKids for over 12 years during which I have served exclusively on the housing team. I have served everywhere from Housing Specialist to Senior Housing Specialist to Housing Program Coordinator, and am thrilled to currently serve as the Housing Program Manager for our Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing programs.  Within my role, I work with our staff, clients, and landlords to develop and implement programs that support our mission in breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children.  I enjoy receiving feedback on programs, supporting and developing housing staff, and seeing our programs work in the lives of our families every day.  Outside of work, you will likely find me spending time with my husband, son, and bonus daughter and most likely that time is spent outdoors.  We love the beach, our backyard, and really anywhere we can share a good meal together.

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Joycelyn Agyeman

Housing Specialist

In August of 2017, I joined ForKids as I pursued my undergraduate degree in Human Services at Old Dominion University. I started as an Intake Specialist at the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline. As I reflect on the last four years, my time spent at the hotline has served me exceptionally well. Now fast forward, on May 15th, 2021, I completed my master’s in social work from the illustrious Norfolk State University. As passionate as I am about the mission of ForKids, I figured, what better way to spread my wings within the agency than through working to house individuals and families who are experiencing a housing crisis. I am elated about my new position as a housing specialist as I get to be the voice that our clients need. I am looking forward to making a significant impact on the life of families and lighting up their world.

 

Outside of work, you will more than likely catch me spending time with my family as I am very family oriented. I also love to listen to music because it always puts me in a great mood.

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Kristin Armstrong

Housing Stabalization Specialist

I joined ForKids in 2021.  My position allows me to work with families in Portsmouth to help them find housing. Once our families have stable housing, I support them in increasing their income and overcoming any barriers that they face through the year that we work together. I love working with our families and seeing the pride and relief when they reach a goal.  

 

When I am not working, I love to be outside either camping or chasing after one of my three boys.

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Jordan Crouthamel

Housing Program Coordinator

I joined ForKids in August of 2019 working with our Rapid Rehousing clients, moved over to work specifically with our Permanent Supportive Housing clients, and now have the pleasure of representing ForKids at the service coordination committee in our region. I work to match incoming unhoused clients with programs that best meet their housing and service needs. I then send them out to our housing team to start their housing search. That's where you come in! I love working with our agency partners and landlords to create matches that keep our families housed long term. My wife and I and our dog Roo have lived in Norfolk for 5 years and I am always in search of a new restaurant with a good taco or burger to try. I would love to talk to you about your properties and see if any are a fit for our clients. Give me a call or shoot me an email and let’s get your units filled and our clients housed!

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Jennifer Eren

Housing Specialist

I am Jennifer Eren. I have been a part of the ForKids family since 2019. Since that time, I have served in the capacity of Senior Intake Specialist for the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline. This frontline experience provided me with the opportunity to hear many stories around the need for affordable and safe housing in Hampton Roads. I am a Housing Specialist today because I believe that all families and children deserve just that. Through my work, I wish to advocate for marginalized families and children because housing is a right, not a privilege. I look forward to building and sustaining relationships with community partners and landlords to aide families out of poverty.  

Currently, I am working on a degree in Human Services so much of my free time includes research and lots of coffee.  

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Jazlyn Holloway

Housing Specialist

I came to Forkids in August 2021, a few years after graduating from Old Dominion University. I received my Bachelor’s degree with a major in Human Services, and a minor in Psychology. I started as an Intake Specialist at the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline. That frontline experience prepared me for my future here at ForKids. I then quickly transitioned to a Housing Specialist. I am passionate about being an ally for families who are struggling to find safe and adequate housing. I love being able to match families with the perfect landlord. When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with friends and indulging in self-care! 

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Alisha Prince

Housing Stablization Specialist

I joined the For Kids family back in 2019 as an Intake Specialist with the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline. I was also working part-time at Portsmouth Family Shelter in Portsmouth as well. I can say that I have grown tremendously in my profession and gained first-hand experiences working with families in need in the Chesapeake area. In my profession, I work to house low-income families in Chesapeake, goal plan with them for 6-12 months to increase their income and prepare them to be successfully self-sufficient upon exit of the program. I love that I have built such great relationships with both families as well as landlords. Working on the economic mobility team has shaped me to be well equipped for whatever obstacles that come my way while working to house my clients.  Outside of working, I like to travel, try new restaurants, and binge watch on Netflix.  

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Kathryn Shockley

Housing Specialist

I became a part of ForKids in March of 2022. I am passionate about helping families succeed—something I get to do with every family I help house at ForKids. I’m currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in human services from Old Dominion University, and I’m excited to bring what I learn in the classroom into my work at ForKids. Outside of work, I spend time hiking through Virginia’s state parks with my sister, practicing bread making, or reading a good book.

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Amanda Taylor

Supportive Housing Specialist

I joined ForKids as an intern in January 2022, while completing my Bachelor’s degree in Human Services at ODU. In April 2022, I transitioned from an intern to the Supportive Housing Specialist position and work with clients in our Permanent Supportive Housing program. I enjoy collaborating with Landlords and clients to provide stable housing for our families. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and our 3 dogs, going to the beach, and listening to music.

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Tiffany Trim

Housing Specialist

I became a part of ForKids in March of 2022. I am passionate about helping families succeed—something I get to do with every family I help house at ForKids. I’m currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in human services from Old Dominion University, and I’m excited to bring what I learn in the classroom into my work at ForKids. Outside of work, I spend time hiking through Virginia’s state parks with my sister, practicing bread making, or reading a good book.