This year, THC kicked off our Futures program. This financial literacy workshop series and experiential learning opportunity is focused specifically on supporting girls and young women as they enter the workforce by giving them the tools to financial stability and the real-world experience to pursue their education and employment goals. Staff members from THC’s Clinical Services and Employment Services teamed up to create this exciting new program. Over the next couple of weeks, you can learn about the staff leading this effort with our Staff Spotlights. This week, get to know Nicole Franklin, THC’s full-time Therapist!
Tell us about yourself
I am originally from San Diego California and came to DC in order to attend graduate school at Howard University. I have lived in DC for six years. Before THC, I worked for a Collaborative in Ward 8; that was where I was introduced to the homeless population. After learning of the homeless crisis in DC, I wanted to help and so that is what brought me to THC.
What motivates you to do this kind of work?
Seeing people change in a positive way even
if the change is minor motivates me to do this work
What do you like to do for fun?
Avid movie watcher!!! I am sure that I was a movie critic in a past life LOL!
What inspires you?
My passion to help others work through tough times is what inspires me to do this work. Some people just need another way to look at things in order to move forward
What does your self-care look like?
Spending quality time with family and friends J
What do you enjoy most about working at THC?
I love assisting in developing our groups for our different resident sites. The groups have already completed “don’t mess with Stress” and our educational group “Student Loans 101”.
What is one of your favorite THC memories?
I have a fantastic time during THC’s Living in the City Event! I can’t wait to attend the event for the year 2015!