VEAP is excited to introduce Jessica Hering, VEAP’s Social Services Director, for this month’s Staff Spotlight.
In her position, Jessica works on bringing direction and vision to the Social Services team with expanded support through facilitating weekly team meetings among many other tasks. Jessica oversees a total of ten people in the Social Services Department here at VEAP, ranging from housing specialists, social workers, phone intake workers, and the new AmeriCorps administrative assistant.
Jessica is the point of contact with Hennepin County and keeps her team up-to-date with program requirements on the state’s rental assistance program, RentHelpMN. She also seeks to creatively meet the needs of VEAP’s participants– looking for innovative ways to serve those with unique challenges.
“VEAP is grounded in the community that we serve. It’s really connected to participants who live here, other providers, faith communities and a partnership with the county. It truly feels like VEAP is such a part of this community and really responsive to its needs.”
In her spare time, Jessica likes playing softball and reading. Another interest of hers is spending time outside. Whether that be camping or waterskiing, Jessica is there.
VEAP loves having such devoted staff members working to help make an impact in their community. Thank you, Jessica, for the work you do for VEAP and our participants.