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Thomas Phillips, Program Director, Sarah Powell Huntington House

Thomas Phillips joined WPA in 1998 and is an experienced supervisor and counselor in substance abuse, mental health, supportive housing, and HIV prevention.  Mr. Phillips has nearly 30 years of experience managing programs for a variety of client populations in New York City and Boston, as well as five years of experience as WPA’s Reentry Unit Director.  In this role, Mr. Phillips managed HIV prevention, the Community Linkage Unit, Harm Reduction, and all of the agency’s prison-based services at Bedford, Taconic, Beacon, and Bayview Correctional Facilities.  As Program Director at Sarah Powell Huntington House, Mr. Phillips is responsible for all operations at WPA’s residential facility for formerly incarcerated women and their children with goals toward reintegration in the community and reconnecting with children.  The Program Director works closely with the Department of Homeless Services to ensure that families are stabilized, connected to care, and moved into safe, permanent housing as quickly as possible.  Mr. Phillips coordinates client services and activities, staff recruitment and training, case conferences, and site visits.

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- Georgia Lerner, WPA's Executive Director
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