Mental health professional Jordan Haghighi has dedicated much of his career to supporting local youth across The Home for Little Wanderers. As a therapeutic mentor at The Home’s Safe at Home Boston program, Jordan’s role takes him out into the community to serve children and teens in their homes and schools, where he works one-on-one with kids and their natural supports. Being an avid runner with a passion for The Home’s mission, Jordan jumped at the chance to join the 2024 Running Team. He is eager to fundraise for programs, such as Safe at Home Boston, that are providing therapeutic supports and positive connections to youth, many of whom have experienced significant hardships or trauma at a very young age.
“A lot of kids don’t have the opportunity to connect with others about things they’re thinking about or feeling, especially young men; it can be stigmatized or difficult to process,” says Jordan. “The Home offers that opportunity to just go in there and work with young people who really need that support.”
Jordan experienced a serious accident while training for the 2023 Chicago Marathon, so his decision to return to marathon training and to take on Boston is especially meaningful. He has had to overcome both physical and mental challenges to get back into his favorite running shoes.
Jordan lives north of Boston with his wife, son and dog/running partner, Rosco. To donate to his marathon fundraising campaign, please click here.