Please help VSS welcome our new on-call Hotline Advocate — Schana Odell!
 
Schana comes to VSS with over 20 years of experience working with vulnerable populations including those individuals and families who are low-income, under resourced, have limited education and connections, who may have had previous trauma, chemical dependencies or have been victimized.  She currently works part-time for Housing Hope as a Child and Family Specialist.  Additionally, she has worked at Fairfax hospital, Catholic Community Services where she helped at the Marysville Recovery Center and Sultan High School providing assessment and facilitated outpatient services including psycho-educational groups, outpatient groups and intensive outpatient groups.  She also worked for Northern Cheyenne Tribal Health in suicide prevention by facilitating talking circles for youth in schools with prevention staff and assisted in outreach education regarding suicide prevention, warning signs, and providing community resources and protocol.  She worked as a Case Manager for Tulalip Tribes Behavior Health, a Program Coordinator for Low Income Housing Institute, Youth Advocate/Trainer at Center for Family Services and much more. 
 
She has her B.A. in Human Services from Western Washington University and has her M.S. in Human Services from Capella University.  Additionally, she received an award in 2008 from the city of Everett for working with police and ATF to take weapons off Casino Road.  
 
In her spare time, Schana loves to travel! She lived in Mexico for a year, and took a couple cruises to Mexico and Bahamas and is heading to Guam this year.  She is an avid reader that likes to browse bookshops.  Schana enjoys a good game of Texas Holdem, weekend camping and taking drives to no where in particular.  Her biggest interest and love though is her 8 year old daughter Genesee.  
 
We are thrilled to have Schana part of the team!