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Clinician's Service Recognized by Latino Group
The Home's Ana Ortiz recognized for 30 years of dedication to the community
Boston — Centro Educativo y Cultural Hermanas Mirabal recently honored Jamaica Plain resident, Ana Ortiz, at the International Women’s Day celebration on March 8th at Boston City Hall. Ortiz is the first person to be recognized by the organization for her 30 years of dedication and commitment to the community.
Ortiz is the Program Director for the Home for Little Wanderers’ Child and Family Counseling Center in Roslindale. The center offers treatment and prevention services designed to promote healthy development and improve mental health functioning of children, adolescents, young adults and families.
A native of Puerto Rico, Ortiz worked for many years in order to serve the community in the capacity she does today. “I feel an incredible sense of pride and honor in being recognized by members of the community and I understand the hard work it takes to create a life here in America,” she said. “My motivation is the feeling that I can help make that process easier for others.”
Before joining The Home, Ortiz served as the Director of Human Services at Martha Eliot Health Center at Children’s Hospital, Boston and was a member of the Latino Team at The Cambridge Hospital.
“Ana’s years of hard work and success make her worthy of this honor. She truly is a role model for Latina women everywhere,” said Nicholasa Lopez, Executive Secretary for Centro Educativo y Cultural Hermanas Mirabal.
Centro Educativo y Cultural Hermanas Mirabal was founded in 2000 to recognize the achievements and struggles of Latina women in the work place.