February 19, 2024

MEET MATTHEW B.

After an international career in contemporary dance, Matthew slowly found himself drawn to the intersections of movement and activism. Working alongside NGOs in Europe and East Africa, he was exposed to the authentic needs of communities that are both over-exploited and underserved. Matthew’s professional interests now lie in working with People Experiencing Houselessness, Refugees, and BI POC communities, specifically, in a crisis and/or nontraditional clinical setting. He believes firmly in the strengths of peer-based support, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care, while trusting that his own lived experiences promote connections that foster compassion, respect, and growth. Nearing the end of his second graduate degree Matthew is passionate about social work and is dedicated to repairing its historical harms, while also creating new avenues for individuals to access equitable and just mental health services.