Barnabas Center Nassau
Submitted by Alexandra Winsor
Communications Manager
www.BarnabasNassau.org
August 2021

Priscilla Maldonado

Priscilla Maldonado is Barnabas Center’s new Resource Coordinator. Prior to working for Barnabas, Priscilla worked as a Community Health Worker in Miami, Florida. There, she realized her passion for Human Services. While in Miami, Priscilla worked with community members in connecting them to telehealth programs and local resources.

In addition, Priscilla worked as a Family Support Worker, where she worked closely with families to help them overcome the stressors that arise with a new baby. Furthermore, in all her roles, as a native Spanish speaker, Priscilla advocates for the Spanish speaking community to gain access to resources and essential programs. She holds a BA in Communication from Florida International University.

Priscilla joins Barnabas with much enthusiasm. She is proud to have the opportunity to assist people in the Nassau County community.
Priscilla will lead Barnabas Center’s Hope Builders for Women program. The Women’s Giving Alliance funds the program and the goal is to empower women economically, emotionally, and socially.

The Hope Builders for Women program will focus on the following areas:
• Housing.
• Health.
• Employment.
• Inequities associated with a lack of financial income.
• Inequities associated with resources that exist in education.
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In addition to the list above, the program will be offered in Spanish. Participants in the program can also receive wrap-around services for additional support that is provided by the Barnabas Center. These services include medical care, mental health services, dental care, healthy food, clothing, and crisis financial assistance. Additional services by local partners include vision screenings/glasses and legal assistance.

More about the Hope Builders Program for Women funded by the Women’s Giving Alliance

The goal is to empower women economically, emotionally, and socially.

This is a one-on-one program, providing support in reaching your personal goals while adding new tools to your toolbox of success.

The Hope Builders for Women program will focus on the following areas:

• Educational trainings
• Employment search/preparedness
• Communication Skills
• Budgeting/ building financial strength
• Stress management
• Emotional setbacks
• Local resource assistance

Participant rewards:
Opportunities to earn gift cards.
75% goal completion for graduation reward.
Establishing a savings account of $1000 with a match of $1000, after successful graduation of the program.
Participants in the program can also receive wrap-around services for additional support that is provided by the Barnabas Center. These services include medical care, mental health services, dental care, healthy food, clothing, and crisis financial assistance. Additional services by local partners include vision screenings/glasses and legal assistance.
The program is also available in Spanish

For more information about Barnabas Center’s Hope Builders for Women program, contact

Priscilla Maldonado
PMaldonado@BarnabasNassau.org
904-261-7000 ext.104

 

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