Kids Program Specialist
Jill is the Love Our Kids Specialist. Jill was born and raised in Modesto and has had a passion for volunteering with local organizations as well as her church since she graduated from high school. Jill has a passion to serve children in her community and has served them through Youth for Christ Central Valley, the children’s programs at her church, BSF and as a CASA. Jill is specifically passionate about serving those affected by the foster care system. As an adoptive mom, Jill believes children deserve to have loving adults in their lives who are committed to their safety and growth. She also loves to help connect with others to discuss issues that are important to her including social justice and the need for community.
Jill and her husband Mike have been married for 15 years and have 3 precious children. As a family, they enjoy trips to the beach and mountains as well as family movie nights. Jill also enjoys coffee, books and as much sleep as she can get.
What is your role at Love Stanislaus County?
I am blessed to serve as the Love Our Kids Specialist. I assist with helping families affected by foster care get their homes set up for their children by connecting them with donors in our community.
What do you love the most about your job?
I love connecting those who desire to give in our community to those who are in need. I love knowing that we are helping kids and caregivers in practical ways by meeting their daily needs like assuring the child has a bed to sleep in or a dresser to put their clothes in.
What do you love most about living in Stanislaus County?
I was born and raised in Stanislaus County. This is my home. This is where my family lives. I love how people care for our community and desire to serve here. We not only have a lot of amazing nonprofit organizations but we have people that desire to collaborate with others in the community in order to be the most effective.
In what ways do you participate in the community?
I am a part of Redeemer Church. I am a CASA worker. I help lead an adoption group with local foster and adoptive mothers. I participate in a racial reconciliation group that is working on educating ourselves on the history of racism and the systems that perpetuate these issues.