Meet Vincia Dixon

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

I am a Lead Case Manager at Positive. I have worked at Positive Spin for 8yrs. I hold a Masters in General Psychology with a focus on Risk and Resiliency. I am originally from the Caribbean Islands of St. Kitts and St. Croix. I love to study various cultures and immerse myself in different cultural experiences involving food and history. I also enjoy the prospects of gardening, cooking, and looking for ways to improve my life and the life of others. I also am a big anime fan.  I enjoy helping people to succeed, overcome barriers and obtain a fulfilling life.

Q. How do you help families?

I work sided by side with families to accomplish their goals towards building success, stability, functionality and self-sufficiency. I work with families in their home by listening and learning their needs and work on plan with them to help them meet their goals. I also provide services and resources to help them better their lives and be better able to maintain.

Q. Why do you do what you do?

I’ve learned that support can make a difference in someone’s life and can take them further than we can ever imagine no matter where they are starting from. I love helping families and individuals move from a place of feeling their back is against the wall and having no where to turn to providing an option to take one step in the right direction.  I also like to help families because I believe the investment in families creates a stronger and healthier community.

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

Families are the background of our society. If we didn’t have families we may not have a bright future. The work that we do here at Positive Spin is important beyond measure.

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

Families’ lives are changed through learning different options that are available to them to meet their needs that they may not be aware of and  through support services. They are better able to weather challenges that come their way through working with Positive Spin. Throughout my years as a case manager, I’ve seen countless lives change and opportunities open for families. It keeps me motivated to continue to connect those who do not know they have, or can’t see a way, to paths that they are able to help and see themselves in achieving their goals or a better life. Some of the changes include: helping families navigate their way out of homelessness; helping a child receive services so that they perform better in school and adjust their behavior; help families with resources for food, clothing, and furniture so that they feel secure and is able to face another day without dealing with the stressors of where am I going to get my next meal for my family,  or a place my child to sleep; navigating the challenges to return to school to increase education or obtain better employment opportunities; and getting connected to counseling to start taking steps to make positive and healthy changes in one’s life.