Charlotte Sanders joined the School of Social Work in Dec. 2014 as a teaching associate, serving as the field lead for the School’s newly created Northwest Leaders in Behavioral Health Program. Sanders has been involved in social services for more than 22 years, primarily serving Seattle youth and young adults in different homeless service settings and capacities, ranging from direct service, program management and advocacy.
Most recently, she worked with Neighborcare Health's Homeless Youth Clinic as the youth clinic manager and onsite social worker. She continues to work as an on-call intake social worker for Washington state’s Children's Administration Central Intake Unit. Prior to moving to the Seattle area, she provided therapy and case management services to children through the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic located in the same town in which she was raised. Sanders also co-chairs the UW interprofessional course on homelessness.
Since receiving her MSW in 2004, Sanders has continued her involvement with the School, assisting in classes, serving as a guest lecture, consultant, practicum instructor and, most recently, as a temporary field education faculty member. As the new field lead for the Northwest Leaders in Behavioral Health Program, she looks forward to working with students, practicum instructors and the School of Social work staff and faculty to prepare our advanced MSW students for careers in behavioral health with children, youth, and young adults.
Read Understanding Homelessness—a UW Columns Magazine profile of Sanders and her committment to end homelessness.