Keri Thomas is passionately involved in the nationwide effort to end homelessness and assist marginalized individuals who suffer from chronic health and mental health disabilities.
She came to Friendship Place from Pathways to Housing DC, where she served as an ACT Team Leader. Prior to her career in DC, Keri worked with the chronically homeless population in Venice, California, where she provided ACT services and worked on numerous pilot, housing first projects in the Los Angeles area for eight years.
Keri initially became passionate in advocacy and social justice issues— particularly those faced by individuals who experience homelessness—while obtaining a Bachelors of Business Administration at Loyola University in MD. Her year as a Jesuit Volunteer at St. Joseph Center in Los Angeles inspired her to return to school to study social work. Keri obtained her Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 2010 and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in DC.