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Leadership Talk NANCY HICKS Deputy Director, Isaiah House What is your personal mission statement as a leader?

My mission is to lead, develop, motivate, and empower others to create the life they want for themselves. I strive to educate other professionals on the changing face of homelessness. Can you tell us about your current work and how it relates to some of the topics in this year's Leadership Journal?

In my profession, the cause of some families' homelessness is due to an addiction, fleeing from an abusive relationship, and dealing with depression, which can be due to mental illness, etc. Homelessness does not discriminate; it can affect anyone, at any given time. At Isaiah House, my teammates and I strive to be the "shelter from the storm." We do not judge people for their decisions, but we strive to teach them how they can improve their circumstances moving forward. This way, when the "storm" is over, they are able to make better decisions to prevent themselves from becoming homeless again.

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...