Yvonne V. Williams Ms. Williams has a diverse background in the administration of prevention education and case management contracts. She has conceptualized, developed and started nonprofit health organizations working with low –income individuals to access culturally competent programs and services. She is proficient in writing grants for all levels of the government and with private funders, made formal presentation on the state and local levels on issues related to public health (substance abuse, homelessness, mental health etc.).
She serves as an external grant reviewer for national, state, federal and private organizations. As a master’s level counseling therapist, she has worked with diverse populations and age groups with various degrees of psychological and social problems for the last nineteen years.
Ms. Williams designs health education, outreach, prevention programs and curriculums. Provides technical assistance to community based organizations and faith based entities in the form of grant writing, community outreach and program development. Ms. Williams developed and implemented health education programs in local correctional facilities and with faith based communities.
She has worked with adult and juvenile detention centers in the development and implementation of substance and mental health programs. She has worked with various correctional facilities in the Washington Metropolitan Area in the development and administration of health education programs in local correctional facilities and with faith based communities. She has worked with juvenile offenders and young adult offenders providing case management services under a Department of Labor grant.
Ms. Williams was an Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross Health and Safety Unit for over twelve years and a Trainer for the American Cancer Society Prostate and Breast cancer programs for five years. A 2001 scholar of The National African American Women Leadership Institute (NAAWLI), a 2006 scholar of the Center for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Leadership Institute has a MA in Counseling Psychology, MS in Healthcare Administration and a Certification in Addictions Counseling at Bowie State.
She is actively working on obtaining her license as a Licensed Practical Counselor (LCPC), Certified and Licensed Addictions Counselor (LGADC) and Certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Ms. Williams founded K.I. Services “Karing with Individuality “ in 2001 to assist in meeting the healthcare needs of people of color in the Metropolitan area affected and infected with chronic and communicable diseases, primarily through education and outreach and health prescreening. She has been working in the mental health and addiction field for over twenty years. She believes firmly in giving back to the community through volunteering at various shelters, churches and community events.