Cathy K. Jeong
Cathy K. Jeong (She/Her) is the lead for our Survivor Services programs -- Philadelphia Partnership for Resilience (PPR), Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) and Bridge to Wellness (BTW). She joined NSC in May 2015. In her role, Cathy oversees the teams to provide and expand services to survivors and their families who experienced torture, trafficking, domestic violence and other serious violent crimes She is responsible for grant reporting requirements under federal and state funded projects and coordinates the activities of multi-agency working groups and partnerships. Cathy also provides trainings and technical assistance to mainstream and social service providers in the Greater Philadelphia Region and supervises the Survivor Services team of coordinators, case managers, legal staff, and graduate interns.
Prior to joining NSC, Cathy worked in direct services with human trafficking and immigrant populations in both local and international capacities for fifteen years. She has led various projects involving community outreach, networking with local organizations to strengthen partnerships, conducting trainings, and program development for International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) at the United Nations (UN) to promote human rights through social welfare. At the UN, she advised IFSW on important issues for future consideration based on attending various NGO committee meetings including Migration, World’s Indigenous Peoples, Elimination of Racism, Aging, and Family. She has also managed cases in legal and non-profit settings for more than six years and served overseas in Cambodia, Thailand, Kazakhstan and Venezuela.
Cathy believes that the road to individual and collective healing hinges upon empowerment by helping her clients re-discover their own strengths and skills. Her aim is to achieve this through fostering a supportive environment and developing shared goals with both her staff and clients through a close partnership with them. She is constantly motivated by the extraordinary resiliency and resolve of individuals and families in our program and feels privileged to work with existing and newly arrived communities who rise up in the face of stigma, oppression, and poverty.
Cathy holds a Master of Social Work from Fordham University with a concentration in Leadership & Macro Practice focusing on community-based leadership and practice.