For the past several months, Ruth, Gabrielle and Chauney have been interning at HOLA under the supervision of Nancy Dodge, HOLA’s Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. All three are graduate students providing vital therapeutic support to several of our students. Ruth and Gabrielle are students at USC, working towards their Masters Degrees in Social Work. They have been coming to HOLA for 16 hours each week for the entire year. Chauney is a student at Loyola Marymount University and is pursuing a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been interning at HOLA since January and each week works with six HOLA students. Gabrielle and Ruth both see students on an individual basis and they also co-facilitate a group for 10 high school girls. The group focuses on the social and emotional issues high school girls typically encounter, including relationships and self-identification. Chauney is focusing her time at HOLA helping students using art therapy.
We are so grateful to all three students for giving so much of their time to HOLA and our kids, and we will be very sad to say goodbye to them next month. Through our relationships with USC and LMU, we are able to provide extra support to so many more of our kids in need.