LaToya is a new transplant to North Carolina. LaToya relocated to Wake County in 2021 in the wake of 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. LaToya has a passion for working with children and teens and spent the majority of her career working with at-risk youth. Which includes experience at residential treatment facilities, and a psychiatric children’s hospital. LaToya said her mission each day was to make at least one child revive their hope in humanity. LaToya thrives on the resiliency she see’s in these little ones that society had counted out.
After many years she switched her focus to helping victims of domestic violence. As a DV victim advocate she guided women to the very resources that may prevent them from losing their children, thus putting a halt to more children going into residential and foster care. While planning the trek to NC, she took note of the increase in the homeless population and wanted to do more for the community. LaToya firmly believes that most working families are just one crisis away from homelessness. She immediately joined an agency with the mission to create a collaborative, inclusive, community-based process and approach to plan for, and manage homeless assistance. She has been contributing to this mission as a Coordinated Entry Specialist, and resource connector in conjunction with the Continuum of Care in Raleigh, NC.
LaToya is excited to continue to assess, coordinate, and be an integral part of the fight to end homelessness in our community at the Carying Place, as the Intake and Resource Support Specialist.