Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Union Station Homeless Services announced today the creation of two new positions reporting directly to Sarah Hoppmeyer, Chief Programs Officer. These positions will help serve the expanding needs of the organization as it works to support and end homelessness for the most vulnerable members of our communities.
Rachel Giles has been named Senior Director of Clinical Support. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Giles will consult with staff on best practices and approaches to working with program clients. In addition she will oversee the data outcomes and quality assurance team while supporting capacity building for the Programs Department.. Giles brings over a decade of experience from St Joseph Center, where she played a key role in managing multidisciplinary programs and introducing innovative mental health initiatives tailored to unhoused individuals.
Max Molina assumes the role of Senior Director of Programs, focusing on supporting Program Directors with processes and systems to more efficiently deliver services. He will also collaborate with other agencies and partners within the Coordinated Entry System (CES). Molina’s background as a mental health case worker and team leader, honed during tenures at Pacific Clinics and PATH, uniquely positions him to champion best practices aligned with the Housing First philosophy and foster robust connections throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
“We are very excited to have Max Molina and Rachel Giles join our Programs Team as Senior Directors. As Licensed Clinical Social Workers, both of them come to us with years of experience in mental health and homeless services, and are eager to support our staff and ensure that we continue to serve our community with compassion and integrity,” remarked Sarah Hoppmeyer, Chief Programs Officer, Union Station Homeless Services.
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Union Station Homeless Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to providing permanent solutions to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, Union Station has been in existence for almost 50 years. Union Station is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Recently expanding into El Sereno and Eagle Rock, we are the lead county agency for Service Planning Area 3 (SPA 3), coordinating homeless services in 36 communities, with a combined population of over 1.5 million across the San Gabriel Valley. Our mission is guided by the belief that everyone deserves a life of dignity and a place to call home. For more information, visit www.unionstationhs.org.