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Jaana Kelley, (she/her) Associate Executive Director for Community Service

Robbie Matthews, (she/her) SSS Program Director

In October 2021, we welcomed a new Director, Robbie Matthews to the Shelter. Ms. Matthews started at Sixth Street Shelter in 2014 as the office administrator before becoming the caseworker at the Turner Street Apartments transitional housing program. She also served as the director of Community Action’s Work Ready program before leaving to pursue a Master’s in Art Therapy at Cedar Crest College (she will complete her degree in May 2022). Ms. Matthews oversees the daily operation of the Shelter and the provision of casework services to Shelter residents and is responsible for program development and financial management. We are excited to have her as part of the team!

Michelle Weissmann, (she/her) Development Officer

In October 2022 we welcomed Michelle Weissmann as a Development Officer at Sixth Street Shelter.  Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State World and an Associate’s degree in Social Work. Michelle interned with the shelter last year and is excited to be back!  She also comes to CALV with an extensive history of working with individuals and families experiencing homelessness and others who are underprivileged. Driven by her professional and personal living experiences, she makes authentic and compassionate connections on many levels with the people we serve and all who are motivated to help reach the Sixth Street Shelter’s mission.  She strives to support and provide resources so every individual and family can believe in themselves and their community and succeed through self-sufficiency.  Michelle is an advocate of EDI, Hope through Optimism Patience, and Empathy (H.O.P.E), and being a voice for those who do not believe they have one. 

Yaseleen Rivera, (she/her) Administrative Assistant     

Yaseleen joined Sixth Street Shelter in October 2021.  She was born and raised right here in the Lehigh Valley.  She contributes her upbringing in the area to empathize with anyone.  As a single mother, she has faced many challenges and overcame them, and continues to do so.  ‘My personal journey is the reason I believe in the CALV mission to serve our community and fight for the greater good.”  

 

Lizette Soto, (she/her) Counseling and Intake Specialist   

In October 2021 Lizette joined the Sixth Street Shelter as the Counseling and Intake Specialist.  She started as a receptionist for CACLV in 1999 after graduating from the Sixth Street Shetler.  After 6 years Lizette to an OnTrack Customer Representative and in 2018 she became the director for the OnTrack program.  In 2021 Lizette became the Office Administrator for Second Harvest Foodbank and has been employed by CALV for 22 years, and counting.  Lizette is a previous resident of Sixth Street Shelter, and her success story has been featured in many publications across the Lehigh Valley.  Her education and background give her a unique perspective and enable her to work closely with the residents of SSS.         

 

 

Maritza Elmi, (she/her) Caretaker

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Phone: (610) 435-1490

Fax: (610) 433-3282
General Inbox – sixthstreetshelter@caclv.org