Gloria Gonzalez, MSW
As a member of the agency’s leadership team, Gloria supervises all advocates, supporting the effectiveness and improvement of services agency-wide. Gloria joined HAWC in 2014 working as a Family Advocate in the shelter with a caseload of shelter clients while she also managed the agency’s children’s program for children staying in the shelter. In March 2015, Gloria was promoted to Shelter Coordinator. In this role, she oversaw more of the shelter’s day to day activities as well as supervising the shelter advocates. Gloria was promoted to Shelter Director in July 2015 and Program Director in December 2016. Gloria’s prior work experiences stem from doing senior case management in transitional housing for both male and female state inmates. She worked closely with the overall reintegration of individuals back into the community, including areas of housing, employment, schooling, and family ties. Gloria graduated from Rutgers University School of Social Work with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2011 and is working towards obtaining her LCSW, expected in January 2017.