Today’s guest blogpost comes from Anna Blasco – the newest addition to the Alliance staff serving as our Administrative Associate.
Hello! My name is Anna Blasco and I am the new Administrative Associate at the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Although this first week has been a whirlwind, the energy and commitment with which the Alliance bunch works has been exciting to witness!
My interest in ending homelessness originated the summer before my senior year at American University when I volunteered on the DC Rape Crisis Center’s hotline. I received calls daily from women in abusive relationships who felt they would have no where to go if they fled. I realized then that having secure and stable housing needed to be the first step towards any other positive life change.
I am so excited to be working towards ending homelessness and to learn more about the incredible community of support service administrators, policy makers and, of course, the Alliance staff, that have made this essential issue their life’s work.