“Leticia extends herself to support coworkers that are in need of emotional support as well. She is a comforting force and mentor to clients and even some coworkers when in crisis or to hold a space to debrief. Leticia is empathic and believes that her empathy is what invigorates her desire to help others.”
“My passion is looking at how we can address some of the social/structural barriers that impact people’s ability to access care, to stay in care, and to achieve viral suppression if they’re living with HIV.”
“You’re not going to be perfect, nobody’s going to be perfect.”
“Being anti-racist is a very active stance to take” Anu says. It’s asking yourself to breakdown and challenge your understanding of race and ethnicity. How do you engage and interact with the world with an anti-racist lens? Anu says “It’s not easy”.
“How do we help people who have been so hurt by systems, impacted by systems that traumatize, and systems that introduce people to other traumas?”
“My calling is to work within my community and for my community, because I see how normal it is for us to be stigmatized and outcasted just for existing.” Zanariah (Zizi) Phillips (she/her & they/them) proclaims while sharing her story of how she arrived at CCHE.