Boston College School of Social Work
University of Texas, San Antonio
Tiziana Dearing, Professor of Macro Practice, Boston College School of Social Work and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
City of Boston, Office of Housing Stability
Katherine Brady, Program Manager
Description of Fellowship
Sonie’s fellowship at the Office of Housing Stability (OHS) involved analyzing and providing recommendations for city programs to strengthen outcomes for families at risk for homelessness. As a result of this placement and research, Sonie was able to identify daily stressors, which affect the health and well-being of staff and residents. She also identified issues of poverty that contribute to displacement and homelessness for individuals in the Family Safety Net Program.