Joyce Washington came to Friendship Place after many years working in the non-proft sector. She earned her Master of Human Services from Lincoln University, and has an associates degree in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counseling. Joyce has since used her knowledge and passion in a number of positions - from Deputy Executive Director of Program Operations at Community Family Life Services, to Executive Director of Friends of Guest House. Most recently, Joyce served as Director of Marketing and Sales at Community Vision Consultants in addition to providing outreach support to the Highland View neighborhood in Ward 8.
Joyce loves working at Friendship Place, providing support to the women at the Haven Shelter. "Each time someone moves to permanent housing," Joyce says, "I feel overwhelmed with joy."