LaToya Turner Intake and Resource Support Specialist

LaToya is a new transplant to North Carolina. LaToya relocated to Wake County in 2021 in the wake of the COVID pandemic with the hopes of being a part of the up-and-coming nature of Raleigh, NC.

Before coming to the area LaToya worked in the field of Human Services in various positions. She began with a passion for working with children and teens and spent the majority of her career working with at-risk youth. This included experience at residential treatment facilities and a psychiatric children’s hospital. LaToya blossomed in her mission to make at least one child revive their hope in humanity daily. She thrives on the resiliency of those that society may have counted out. 

After many years, LaToya switched to a focus on victims of domestic violence. As a DV victim advocate, she guided women to resources that prevented them from losing their children, reducing the number of children going into residential and foster care.

While planning her move to NC, she took note of the increase in the homeless population and wanted to do more for that community. LaToya firmly believes that most working families tend to be one crisis away from homelessness. She immediately joined Wake County’s homelessness prevention and Raleigh’s Continuum of Care team with the mission of creating a collaborative, inclusive, community-based process to plan for and manage homelessness assistance. Her role was as a Coordinated Entry Specialist and resource connector. 

LaToya is now excited to continue assessing, coordinating, and being an integral part of the fight to end homelessness at The Carying Place. We are grateful for her experience, gifts, and talents in her role of Intake and Resource Support Specialist.

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