Meet Host Homes Case Manager

Karen Diaz has obtained multiple degrees in the Criminal Justice field. She has earned her A.A. from College of the Canyons, B.A from Brandman University and her master’s from National University. Karen is currently in the process of obtaining her master’s in social work degree at the University of Massachusetts Global, formerly Brandman University. Karen has roughly 7 years of case management experience. She has worked with unhoused populations, justice-involved populations, populations with substance use disorders/ mental health disorders, and foster youth populations.

Karen is a big dog lover as well. She loves all things related to Halloween and Disney. Karen is a big supporter of small businesses, especially in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Karen Diaz has been raised in the City of Santa Clarita since she was born, which is why she joined Finally Family Homes to help those in her own town. Her passion to give back to her own community is great and wishes to make a difference of any significance.

Karen’s Role at Finally Family Homes

In 2023, Karen came on board with the Finally Family Homes team as a Host Homes Case Manager, The Host Homes Youth Case Manager is responsible for providing direct, supportive, and individually tailored services to foster care impacted Transition Age Youth (TAY) 18-24 years old that are at risk of homelessness.

Responsibilities include developing and implementing client-centered service plans that support and progress toward their goals, navigating partnerships with community organizations and groups, coordinating care from multiple service providers, and promoting healthy relationships.