Kathleen Grega, Clinical Director of Community Programs

Kathy has come to us with over 20 years of experience working in training, clinical, and leadership capacities. She has overseen residential group homes community based educational enrichment centers, outreach case management centers and community-based living programs. Her career has been spent working with young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, sexual trauma, and severe abuse and neglect. Victims of human trafficking, community violence and trauma, deteriorated family structures, extreme poverty, and domestic violence dynamics. She has worked with the marginalized LGBTQ and homeless communities. She has been trained in domestic violence and sexual assault counseling. She was on the state of Connecticut faculty as a human trafficking trainer.  She was a certified crisis de-escalation trainer for 12 years. Her expertise is training and development, strategic planning, community collaboration, crisis management, and risk assessment. 

Kathy works from a strength-based perspective and believes that everyone can be better than they were the day before, encouragement and support are vital to someone believing in themselves. A smile and a kind word can make someone’s day and save someone’s life.

Kathy has her bachelor’s degree in sociology criminal justice from Southern Connecticut State University, and her master’s in social work from Fordham University. She has been a licensed clinician since 2012.  When not at work, she enjoys watching her son play sports, going to sporting events, hiking with her dog, listening to true crime podcasts and audio books, and spending time with family and friends.