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Viva White

Mother, Social Worker, and Community Activist.

Currently, I have an AS in Human Services from Passaic County Community College, Bachelor's in Social Work from Ramapo College of New Jersey with minors in African-American Studies and Public Policy, a Master in Social Work degree from Yeshiva Univeristy-Wurzweiler School of Social Work with a concentration in Community Organiztion/Administration, and currently pursuing a PhD in Social Welfare from Yeshiva Univeristy-Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Professionally, I have credentials as a LCSW, LCADC, and CCS. My work experience has been in the areas of substance abuse with/without medication assistance and mental health.
Currently, I am a member of the National Association of Black Social Workers-New Jersey Chapter, Treasurer; Women of Color-New Jersey; Parents Unified for Local School Education (PULSE), a member of the Journey for Justice Alliance; United Holy Church of America-North New Jersey Sub-district Quad Cord, Treasurer; George Washington Carver/Bruce Street School Parent-Teacher-Student Association; and Community Activist. Founder/Executive Director of Balm In Gilead Community Services Inc, a Non-Profit Community Based Organization to address the behavioral health needs in communities prevalent with crime, poverty and violence. Most of all, I am a mother of 3 children.

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