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Neighborhood Allies Launches Community Trauma Fellowship

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Please join us in welcoming Lillian!

lillian headshot for websiteWith generous support from Staunton Farm Foundation, Lillian Grate is joining Neighborhood Allies as our Community Trauma Fellow.  In this role, she will expand our collective understanding within the area of trauma by researching, examining and strategizing a more comprehensive approach to neighborhood development in order to address long-term, deeply rooted, systemic issues affecting our communities. This work will help strengthen ongoing efforts to advance trauma awareness in community building and help facilitate access to mental and behavioral health services at the neighborhood level.

Prior to her fellowship at Neighborhood Allies, Lillian was a Mental Health Therapist at Renewal Treatment Inc. and a Counselor at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). She has significant community development experience as she previously served as the Assistant Director at the Hill House Economic Development Corporation and is the current President of the Penn Plaza Tenant Counsel where she was the key negotiator on the historic agreement between a private landlord and city officials, setting a precedent and new standard for future development in the City of Pittsburgh.

Lillian earned her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University and her Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She expects to receive her license in Professional Counseling by mid to late 2017.

We are happy to welcome Lillian to the team!

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