Sarah Ward, MPH - Associate Director
Sarah Ward came to Angela House as a recent master’s graduate from UT health School of Public Health, where she studied community health practice and social determinants of health. She has over ten years of experience providing social services, including eight years as a child and family social worker in Michigan. There, she worked to reunify children with their families by connecting them to community interventions and addressing barriers such as substance abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and homelessness. Ms. Ward also served overseas with the US Peace Corps for three years. She lived in Barrouallie on the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where she facilitated workshops and in-home interventions addressing early childhood development, health / safety practices, non-physical discipline, and nutrition. Since moving to Houston she has been working with newly arrived refugee families providing relationship enhancement workshops, building community partners to better serve refugees, and addressing case management needs to improve outcomes for resettled families. As the coordinator of this program, she participated in a nationwide controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of the intervention.