0V0A3906_pp-2Taylor Foerst, Family Advocate

taylor@cfvc.org

770-479-1804 x302

 

Taylor Foerst serves as a Family Advocate and Case Manager at the emergency shelter.  She is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Masters of Social Work and is a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW).  She is currently working toward receiving her licensure as a social worker.  Previously, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University.  She began as an intern at the CFVC emergency shelter in 2012 and found empowering women and families to be her passion.  Taylor loves backpacking, hiking, and being outdoors during her free time.

 

Describe your role at CFVC.

I am a Family Advocate at the emergency shelter. My role there is to meet individual with the clients there to assist with safety planning, goal setting, and connecting to community resources. I also provide services to the children at the emergency shelter including safety planning, counseling, and group activities.

How did you come to work at CFVC?

I began my internship with CFVC through an internship in 2012 and was hired out of that internship.

What has made you remain committed to CFVC since then?

My passion for empowering people who have experienced domestic violence to rebuild their lives.

What has been your favorite memory with CFVC?

Our annual Candlelight Vigils are my favorite memory with CFVC. We have a lot of community involvement with them and the survivor speeches are very moving and give hope.

Why do you think people should get involved with CFVC?

To help our clients and their children feel empowered and supported.

What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?

Seeing the individuals and families that I work with at the shelter succeed.

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

We are beginning a new therapeutic children’s summer camp this year that I helped establish.

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

I often connect our clients to local community resources that they may not have been aware of previously.

What do you most look forward to in your work?

Seeing the individuals and families that I work with reach their goals.

 

Certifications or professional memberships:

Member of the National Association of Social Workers

 

List of CFVC events you have run or participated in:

Candlelight Vigil