Jossie Ah San, Housing Services Manager

Originally from Hawaii, Jossie started her career at Community Works in 2010 as a volunteer while completing her last year of college. She volunteered until 2012 when she official joined the team as a Court Advocate. In 2016 she moved in to a position as Sheriff’s Advocate, returned as a Court Advocate in 2018, and in 2020 stepped into the role of Housing Manager. Jossie manages the Transitional Living Program, providing longer term supported accommodation linked to training and employment services for homeless young people, youth with children, and those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and chronic poverty.

When not working Jossie enjoys being outdoors, looking at the outdoors, and thinking about the outdoors, especially in warm weather. She loves getting lost in nature, watching sunsets, and being a mom to her 7 month old son.  She prioritizes cultural understanding in her approach to her work and the world. Recognizing the cultural impact on expression and communication has helped her tremendously to better understand each individual Community Works serves. Community Works has given her the opportunity to pave the way for those who are lost, and light lamps for those who have forgotten their own light. As Albert Einstein said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”