Rev. Sophia DeWitt
Sophia is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and is a native of Fresno. She holds a Master of Divinity from Emory University and a B.A. from Mills College. Previous to joining EBHO. Rev. DeWitt served at Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM, Inc.) for 11 1/2 years directing and designing multiple programs to serve and empower refugees of all generations, from early childhood to elder programs, with a special focus on housing justice and health access. Rev. DeWitt’s extensive experience in the area of housing justice with low-income communities of color includes: tenant-landlord rights and responsibilities education, helping to found the Fresno Housing Alliance, the first advocacy organization in Fresno devoted solely to affordable housing, housing element advocacy, community organizing with low-income communities for affordable housing and leadership in the most recent City and County of Fresno General Plan update and RTP/SCS processes. Sophia is excited to be joining the team at EBHO and working to further its mission of housing justice for residents of the East Bay.
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