We are proud to announce and excited to celebrate, Christina Castillo, previously Lead Case Manager and now Assistant Program Director at our Compass SF HOME program, as our Employee of the Month. Compass SF Home is one of nine programs at Compass and promotes long-term housing stability for families through housing search assistance, rental subsidies, case management, and one-time financial assistance to cover rent for families at risk of eviction, as well as security deposits and first month's rent.
Christina goes above and beyond for her client families and for the Compass SF HOME team. Over the last year of this terrible crisis, Christina has stepped up to the plate to help meet the growing needs of Compass families in new ways, such as shopping at the Food Bank to help stock our food pantry at our 37 Grove Services Hub. (She also started the Food Bank program for Compass several years back!). Additionally, she initiated a new partnership with El Corazon furniture store that will help connect newly housed families with furniture resources. Christina is a team player and has taken on a much larger caseload during staff transitions and advocated to improve Compass SF HOME’s partnerships with financial empowerment programs, such as the SELF program and Smart Money coaching.
Christina combines compassion, advocacy and healthy boundaries as she empowers her client families to become more self-sufficient. She does not shy away from crucial conversations with clients, and she is not afraid to stand up to an inappropriate landlord!
Thank you, Christina, for the amazing impact you are making for Compass and the families we serve. We are so grateful to have you as part of our Compass Family!