Director of Programs
Erin Casey, LCSW, is the Director of Programs at My Friend's Place in Hollywood, CA and has 16 years experience creating and implementing trauma informed services and programs for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in a drop-in, community healing setting. Erin's orientation to the work is based on principles of ARC (Attachment, (Self) Regulation & Competency), SJYD (Social Justice Youth Development), harm reduction, and object relations. Erin earned her MSW from the University of California, Los Angeles and her BA in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris. In her direct youth work, program development, staff supervision and advocacy, Erin centers the experience of homelessness as an issue of social, racial and economic justice.