Meet Our Staff
The people that make Grandma’s House so special
Eliza Wilson, Program Director
Eliza has lived in Central Oregon since 2002. She has spent her career working with a variety of homeless services providers in Central Oregon and has been involved with J Bar J Youth Services since 2008. Before working as an advocate for homeless youth, Eliza experienced homelessness herself and is a graduate of Grandmas House. She believes our young people can and will escape multigenerational poverty if they are given the support and resources to succeed. Eliza serves as board member on the Homeless Leadership Coalition and as Chair of the Coordinated Entry Committee. Eliza’s lived experience gives her a unique perspective in her work as Program Manager of Grandmas House of Central Oregon.
“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”
Kiara, Case Manager
Linda, Program Manager
Linda has been with Grandma’s House since 1992. She volunteered as a bookkeeper in those early years and was hired in that position part-time a few years back. When our Volunteer Coordinator/Office Manager position came open it was a perfect fit for her. Linda is now a Program Assistant assisting with anything that needs done. Linda is also a teacher and is more than willing to tutor our young mothers if they are struggling in school. She has many years of experience with our population and presents a calm and secure presence for them. Linda is also a member of NOVA, Network of Volunteer Administrators.
Linda’s favorite quote: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was duty. I acted and behold, duty was joy.”
Sherri, Program Assistant/ Resident Monitor
With a background in Social Services, a mother of three and a grandmother of 5 this was a perfect fit for her. She has been a volunteer in the community for over 26 years putting on the annual Toy Run for children and working with Veterans. You could say she has come full circle being a young homeless mother herself to working and caring for young mothers and their babies at Grandma’s House.
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”