Meet Host Homes Program Manager

Jacquelyn Vasantachat has obtained educational degrees in multiple fields of study. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in English Literature and Political Science, from the University of California, Berkeley. Jacquelyn has also obtained a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern California, Bovard College, and a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworack-Peck School of Social Work.

Two years ago, Jacquelyn was a Master of Social Work Intern at the University of Southern California’s Telehealth Clinic, where Jacquelyn analyzed 700 clients’ treatment outcome measures and demographics, provided approximately 60 hours of pro-bono, individual counseling sessions for California residents through evidence-based practices and interventions via Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Problem-Solving Therapy. Jacquelyn administered standard assessments of depression and anxiety, completed initial assessments and intake forms, ensured accurate documentation of clients’ case notes, and maintained the confidentiality of client files.

Recently, Jacquelyn served as the University of Southern California-Master of Social Work Intern at Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (CHYP), where she assisted the interim Executive Director in grant development, developed customer personas to provide data-driven information, and facilitated community engagement through support groups and creative workshops for youth in pain.

Jacquelyn Vasantachat

Jacquelyn’s Role at Finally Family Homes

Jun Shim waiving while participating in the 2022 Youth Count with Finally Family Homes.
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In 2023, Jacquelyn joined Finally Family Homes as the Host Homes Program Manager, where she seeks to mobilize and build coalitions with community members, key stakeholders, and partner organizations to support transition-age youth who are experiencing housing instability in Santa Clarita.

Jacquelyn is working to develop program policies and procedures based on the Host Home Program’s best practices in recruitment, screening, ongoing support, retention of hosts, and communication practices between partner organizations. She will implement policies, procedures, and activities by ensuring that program execution meets internal requirements, works within funding constraints, and promotes communication between host families and foster youth.