Georgina Bailey-Dawes, Program Director, Family Treatment & Rehabilitation Program
Georgina Bailey is a clinical social worker with 30 years of experience in child welfare. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from HBCU Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina before returning to New York to pursue a career in family services. She began as a Youth Development Worker with Good Shepherd Services working with girls and young women in foster care. Georgina’s work with young girls inspired her to further her education and obtain her Masters of Social work from Yeshiva University in New York City. After 16 years working in residential care, Georgina became a social worker at Good Shepherd Services at Red Hook Family Counseling Center in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Georgina has worked closely with the Administration for Children Services (ACS) and learned how child welfare impacts the lives of families and individuals engaged in foster care and preventive services.
Georgina earned her License in Clinical Social Work Certification in 2009. She served the community of Red Hook for 13 years before moving to WPA’s Family Treatment and Rehabilitation program in East New York, Brooklyn where she joined the team as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor in 2016. In 2017, Ms. Bailey became the Program Director and supervises WPA’s services for families involved with ACS and dealing with substance use, alcohol use, and mental illness in the communities of East New York and Brownsville. Georgina resides in Queens, New York with her 16-year-old son, Zion.