Friends of Youth has named Karina Wiggins as its new Director of Homeless Services. Friends of Youth provides homeless youth services, foster care, housing, counseling, employment and prevention services for youth and their families in King and Snohomish County.
Karina has been part of the Friends of Youth team and has served in several roles in our homeless youth services programs from Safe Place liaison, to Senior Program Manager for Shelter, Outreach, and Support. She will replace Derek Wentorf as director of the program.
“Karina has proven to be a talented leader, with a passion for our work, for equity, and for the young people we serve,” Terry Pottmeyer, Friends of Youth CEO and President, said in a press release. “We are thrilled that she is taking on this role and look forward to a seamless transition in leadership for our Homeless Youth Services program.”
As Director of Homeless Youth Services Wiggins will be responsible for Outreach, Safe Place, Friends of Youth emergency shelters, the New Ground Transitional Living homes, and Supportive Housing programs.