AJ Galka-Gonyeau Joins Team as Director of Resident Services and Permanent Supportive Housing
National CORE currently has 199 apartment homes set aside for vulnerable populations and another 188 under construction. As National CORE continues to expand its portfolio, it remains committed to providing permanent supportive housing for the most vulnerable in our communities.
With a growing number of residents with additional needs, Hope through Housing is proud to introduce AJ Galka-Gonyeau, our first Director of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Residential Services. In her role, she will help strengthen and grow capacity to serve special populations, including formerly homeless individuals and families, veterans, adults with developmental disabilities, and youth transitioning out of foster care. AJ brings more than a decade of experience working with vulnerable populations.
AJ has established herself in the PSH field as an innovative and compassionate leader, having worked for numerous nonprofits and agencies. Having served in various leadership roles in several organizations, she is proud to join the team at Hope through Housing, an organization whose mission is in alignment with her personal beliefs and who has been at the forefront of resident services for years.
As part of Hope through Housing’s continued commitment to providing stability and independence for formerly homeless residents and other special populations, we have recently launched our Unlocking Opportunities initiative. AJ will lead this initiative, applying her knowledge and best practices to focus on individual care, honoring personal choice, and implementing proven models for recovery, resiliency, and overall well-being.
“If we can help our residents open the door to opportunities, we can offer hope, and in the process change their lives forever,” AJ says.
What sets Hope through Housing apart from other social services nonprofits, according to AJ, is the unparalleled opportunities created by the vertical integration of divisions within National CORE, whose in-house capabilities include development, construction, property management, and social service programs (Hope through Housing). The collaboration between divisions and co-workers fosters a much smoother development process, driven by a mission focus, creating strong healthy communities that provide residents with a good quality of life.
“Hope through Housing has such a great foundation for individual transformation,” AJ said. “Building the PSH on top of what exists is really just enhancing the great work that is already being done.”