Adele Damiscar has worked as a navigator at BRIDGES for two years. The job requires Adele to connect our BRIDGES members with resources in the community as well as provide referrals to outside agencies and conduct intakes for new families.

We asked Adele to share her story and her interest in working at BRIDGES.

1) Why did you decide to work at BRIDGES?

When I graduated college, I knew I wanted to work with an agency that was community based and BRIDGES was the right fit for me.

2) What do you enjoy most about your job?

What I enjoy the most about my job are the intakes. As the first person parents have contact with, before attending the activities at BRIDGES, I have a chance to learn a bit more about the families, where they come from and where they would like to go and grow.

3) How are you making a difference in the lives of BRIDGES families?

I believe in my role as a BRIDGES Navigator, I am making a difference. Being available, an active listener and connecting families to the community resources is how I contribute and make a difference.

4) What do you hope families gain from attending BRIDGES activities?

My hope is that families who participate in our activities become more familiar with us, have a chance to discover more about themselves, gain more knowledge about the resources available to them, and become more productive in their community.

5) Tell us about yourself – where did you grow up, how long have you lived in Palm Beach County, and what are your goals for the future?

I was born and raised in Haiti. I moved to Palm Beach County in 2010 to continue my Bachelor’s degree studies. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and now I am pursing my Masters in Social Work. I don’t think I have a set goal in mind. I do know that with this degree I am attaining right now, I would love to keep working with a non-profit organization and maybe start my own one day.