LTLC Executive Director Jayde Campbell is a Massachusetts native who has worked in many facets of homeless services over the past twenty plus years.
His passion and mission in life is to bring dignity and service to those in our community who find themselves homeless. He was a leader in catalyzing the community to look at the solution of “housing first” – a pioneer at the time, and in 2009, he assumed a critical leadership role in transitioning the People in Peril (PIP) program to the Greater Worcester Housing Connection, which has a more ambitious housing focus and goals than the previous “shelter” model.
Prior to directing the GWHC, Jayde oversaw the Housing Stabilization Programs for individuals who were placed from shelter to SMOC housing resources. Additionally, he has directed various local programs for homeless individuals experiencing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders including the Aurora Program in Worcester MA, and the innovative working farm – Ed’s Place in Oakham, MA. In this work, he draws on his formative experiences as a street outreach clinician, as well as a clinician and case manager of chronically homeless individuals with Severe Persistent Mental Illness in Worcester area homeless shelters.
In 2010, Jayde was recognized as SMOC’s Manager of the Year. More recently Jayde was nominated for the Massachusetts Conference on Service and Volunteerism’s 2015 Getting Things Done in Massachusetts Award.