The Family Center of Hope

OUR DIRECTOR

Rev. Pat Watson is a nationally sought after trainer and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of Intensive Home Based Training, Program Design and Development, and Staff Development and Training. She began her remarkable journey with one simple desire: to help people. She joined this desire with a lifetime of professional experiences and innovations that has led her to be the “first” in many capacities. She is a pioneer in the Nationwide Family Preservation Movement. She was a founding member of the Family Preservation Network where leaders from around the state came together to offer the best practices to alleviate social suffering. Her training efforts with Homebuilders took her around the country to train local, private and government agencies to work with families on the brink of dissolution. Through her consultation, public and private social service agencies developed home-based programs. Rev. Pat Watson initiated a modern day treatment and education facility called IMPACT for at risk youths seeking an alternative school environment.

Pat Watson has worked in several capacities in public and private venues over the years.  She has worked with  Juvenile Probation, (Probation Assistant), Youth Services Bureau, (Court Laison), Community Associated Programs,(Casemanager), Youth Study Center,(Diagnostic Unit), Milne Boys Home, (Casemanger/Group Worker), Kingsley House, (Program Manager), Impact Day Treatment (Re-entry, (Facility Administrator), LIFT, (Trainer/Consultant), and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Family Center of Hope.   She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Dillard University, and the Master’s of Social Work Degree from Tulane University School of Social Work. 

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