We would like to introduce you to N Street Village staff member Sangita Joshi. Sangita began working at N Street Village over 4 years ago as a Case Manager and later transitioned into the role of Crisis Care Specialist. On a typical day, she can be found offering encouragement and counsel to our clients, responding to client crises, and planning activities and events for the community. In addition to Sangita’s regular duties, she leads a variety of support groups including Anger Management, Let’s Talk Mental Health, and Women of Wisdom. This holiday season, Sangita is helping to spread cheer throughout the community, so with a little holiday twist, let’s get to know Sangita:
NSV: What has been your greatest accomplishment of the past year?
SJ: My greatest accomplishment this year has been my new volunteer role at the Ronald McDonald House in Virginia. I was so inspired by the volunteers that come to N Street Village and wanted to make a difference in my Virginia community.
NSV: Please share one of your favorite holiday memories at N Street Village.
SJ: I love N Street Village all year, but during the holidays, it’s the best! During this time you see and feel hope, joy, and gratitude, which is what we are all about every day of the year. My favorite holiday moment was my first Christmas here in 2008. The whole community was here to celebrate together with music and great food. That was one of my many moments of, “Wow, I am a part of this.”
NSV: What are your plans for celebrating the holiday season this year?
SJ: I will be here in Bethany Women’s Center on Christmas Day.
NSV: Why do feel celebrating the holiday season at N Street Village is important for our community?
SJ: Celebrating the holiday season at N Street Village is important for our community because everyone needs to feel included, most especially during the holidays.
NSV: What is your favorite holiday song?
SJ: 12 Days of Christmas
NSV: What is your favorite holiday cookie?
SJ: Any beautiful cookie decorated with frosting and sparkles!
NSV: Describe N Street Village during the holiday season in 3 words or less.
SJ: Hope. Joy. Gratitude.