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Mary-Helen Leal

Special Projects Coordinator

Mary-Helen is a dedicated professional with a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of children and low-income families. An Inglewood native, she understands the unique challenges faced by her community. Growing up with a single father, Mary-Helen deeply appreciates the struggles of single-parent households and recognizes the vital need for mental health resources. She has devoted over a decade of her career to serving homeless individuals and families in Greater Los Angeles.

She approaches her advocacy, family support, and legal assistance roles with a trauma-informed care and resilience model, ensuring that her support is sensitive to the unique experiences and needs of the individuals and families she serves.