06 Jun RPOR Staff Member Spotlight: Stephanie Wiley
Stephanie Wiley, Operations Manager at Christine’s Place.
Stephanie has been working with RPOR for 7 months.
Learn more about Stephanie Wiley and her role as Operations Manager for RPOR below.
Q: What type of work did you do before joining the RPOR team?
A: Before joining RPOR, I worked as a Senior United States Probation Officer for the Western District of Missouri where I specialized in mental health and substance use disorder treatment as well as contracted for treatment services.
Q: Explain what your role is here at RPOR and what a typical day looks like on the job:
A: I am at Christine’s Place Drop-In Center 2-3 days a week as a lead volunteer.
There really is no “typical day.” I ensure we have volunteers throughout the day, coordinate medical and other social services as well as volunteers to work in the storage area, and coordinated a mobile food pantry.
I make referrals for treatment when requested and provide homeless letters and residence verification.
Q: What about our mission resonates with you and why?
A: The women and children that visit Christine’s Place are all so broken and have experienced unimaginable trauma. Healing and restoration are key pieces in having a different life.
I want to be part of an organization that is actively involved in making a difference.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish (or learn) during your time here at RPOR?
A: My hope is to plant a seed of trust and an opportunity to obtain the tools and resources for a better life. I want to remind the women of their value.
Q: What goals do you have for your role at RPOR?
A: Expand and appreciate the volunteers at the center. Keep it organized and stocked with all the necessities.
Q: What are you looking forward to the most while working here?
A: Seeing women rescued and lives changed.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I love to craft; be outside; travel; play with my dog and have experiences with my kiddos.
Q: Why do you love working at RPOR?
A: We all come from different backgrounds and areas of expertise. We see the value of a team and cheer each other on.