Meet Sheila Tape

Q. Tell me a little about yourself. Describe your background and how long you have worked for the agency.

Hi, name is Sheila.  I been in the agency for 4 years. I’m bilingual and my parents are from Honduras. I was born in Bronx New York. I have been living in Florida for 13 years. I attended Bethune-Cookman University, and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. I have been in social services for a while now. I was Juvenile Probation Officer from 2015 until January 2017. I have been working on helping people in the community for over 4 years but officially case management work in 2017.

Q. How do you help families?

I help families become self -sufficient and stable. I help family establish goals and accomplish them. I make sure the family become independent and successful in the goal that they want do and where they might lack and we get them connected to the resources so they can get assistance with their need and purpose.

Q. Why do you do what you do?

 I love helping people and I always love people to strive for the better. I love to see people become successful and become independent. I love for people to shine and see that they are able to be successful.

Q. Why should I care about what you do for families?

The public should care what I do because I am able to help someone break generational curses. I am able to assist the people in community and help
them become a better them. In addition, the community need people like myself that love to help other do better and see that they are able to pursue whatever they put their mind to.

Q. How has a family's life changed because of you?

A family life has changed because I was able help families that were homeless to be house. I was able to help families gain and maintain employment. I was able to change someone life by helping them get back to school and they was able to obtain their High School Diploma and move into their own place and find better employment. I have been able to assist family for the holidays by connecting them to all of the resources available for the holidays and resources they need to maintain stability.