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Welcome our new Director of Housing and Outreach!

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach welcomes Leanne Pelser as our new Director of Housing and Outreach Programs. Leanne comes to Lincoln with her family, her husband and two children, from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Leanne has worked in Housing and Homeless Services since 2006 after graduating from college with a bachelors in social work. She has worked in multiple cities across the US,  including Boston, MA, San Diego, CA and Norfolk, VA.  Leanne has worked on multiple housing grants which include HPRP ESG Rapid Rehousing Supportive Services for Veteran Families Shelter Plus Care as well as most recently was the Program Supervisor for a 100 bed low barrier emergency shelter and day program. Leanne says her oldest daughter is very excited to come and volunteer here at MTKO. She has helped her mom in weather event shelters since she was a small child. In Leanne’s spare time she loves to garden and search for new recipes and play with her children.  When asked what drew her to Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach Leanne responded, “I think it is so important to provide food and shelter and kindness to our community members. I am so excited and blessed to be able to join the Matt Talbot team!”  We are excited to have Leanne here and part of our team! If you see Leanne in the building please stop her and say hi!