LaH Tisha Craig-Mitchell | Family Rapid Re-Housing Manager
LaH Tisha has worked at Everyone Home DC since 2009 and today serves as the Manager of Everyone Home DC’s Family Rapid Re-Housing program. LaH Tisha’s team of four provide short-term rental and utility assistance to families experiencing homelessness, while also working closely with each family to set goals that support greater housing and economic stability. LaH Tisha has also worked with Everyone Home DC’s Permanent Supportive Housing and Systems Transformations Initiative. Prior to coming to Everyone Home DC, LaH Tisha gained critical social service experience working with a range of vulnerable populations as well as stretching her entrepreneurial skills as a construction and property management company owner. LaH Tisha received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Virginia Union University. Learn a little more about LaH Tisha, in her own words:
What three traits define you professionally?
LCM: Empathic. Problem-solver. Dedicated.
What do you wish other people knew about Everyone Home DC?
LCM: We have scored in the high 90’s for the past two years with our data quality reports.
What do you wish other people knew about people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness?
LCM: They are not lazy. We see working middle class individuals and families who can experience homelessness who are hit with unfortunate circumstances.
Describe working at Everyone Home DC in three words.
LCM: Caring. Fast-paced. Growing.
On a Sunday morning you will find me…
LCM: Working in the church
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
LCM: First thing I would do, is get a good financial attorney.
What is something that people reading this may not know about you?
LCM: That I enjoying cooking. My favorite meal to cook is salmon cakes, rice, and spinach. Cooking calms me, like a glass a wine
What is your favorite song of inspiration? Why?
LCM: Wind Beneath my Wings by Bette Midler. The song reminds me of the constant support of my Uncle Rick. He is the wind beneath my wings I think of him every time I hear the song and I tear up. He is so wonderful.
Who is one of your favorite musicians?
LCM: Janet Jackson