Fletcher Place veteran owned business to hold fundraiser for HVAFAugust 31, 2015
Volunteer SpotlightAugust 31, 2015
|Jerrika Pence of HVAF with client|
Jerrika Pence, 26, says her passion for helping people began at an early age. As a child she would tutor younger kids in school. Her love of helping others continued to flourish and it was only natural for her to pursue a career in social work. While working towards her undergraduate degree, Jerrika joined the team of the 2-1-1 Call Center in Indianapolis informing people of local resources and in finding human services answers. In 2011, she graduated from Indiana University where she received her Bachelor’s in Social Work. In the spring of 2014, she began interning at HVAF.
“The internship position was of great interest to me because I felt like I could use everything I have learned and make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans,” says Jerrika. “I enjoy interacting and learning about their past with the goal of improving their future.”
Jerrika is originally from Indianapolis and has three sisters. She enjoys spending time with her fiancée, picking up a good inspirational book, shopping and relaxing. In December 2015, Jerrika will graduate from IUPUI with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.