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Amy Turk, LCSW

Project: Health Home Connect Project
Downtown Women’s Center
Los Angeles, California

Amy Turk, LCSW, has worked in the non-profit sector for 16 years providing services for survivors of domestic violence; adults living with mental disabilities, experiencing homelessness and recovering from substance abuse; and, families of children living with special needs. Amy obtained her Master’s in Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles and her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Pepperdine University. Currently, Amy works at Downtown Women’s Center (DWC), in Los Angeles, as the Chief Program Officer with oversight of the Clinical Health Services, Vocational Education, Social Enterprises, Day Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing serving 4300 low-income and homeless women annually. Amy came to DWC after 12 years at Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC), in Santa Monica, where she served the last seven years as the Director of Daybreak, offering continuum of care services for adult homeless women living with mental disabilities. As a volunteer, Amy enjoyed five years as a domestic violence hotline counselor and trainer at Peace Over Violence and currently serves as a board member for Lighting the Ethiopian Path, a non-profit to tutor homeless youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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