Catherine joined the Friendship Place team as the Assistant Director of the Neighbors First division in August 2015 after working on a Housing-First Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team at Pathways to Housing in Washington, DC. Her professional experience includes working with children of incarcerated parents, inmates and ex-offenders, survivors of domestic violence, and chronically homeless adults. Catherine is also experienced with group work, including facilitating Anger Management groups in prison and volunteering with the Alternatives to Violence Project.
Catherine is an alum of the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps program, where she served two years of national service in Baltimore, MD.
Catherine Stephens holds a Bachelors in Social Work from James Madison University and a Masters in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC.