Rebecca Allen, LCSW
Rebecca Allen is a Program Officer for the Melville Charitable Trust, a national foundation dedicated to finding solutions to prevent and end homelessness. Her responsibilities include grant planning, analysis, evaluation, and program development. Her strategic focus includes the development and management of an implementation plan to achieve the Trust’s goals around fostering housing stability and resilience among families and strengthening employment outcomes among people who have experienced homelessness.
Prior to joining the Trust, Rebecca was the Chief Program Officer for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp located in Ashford, CT and was responsible for the oversight of all off-site Camp programs and the advancement of the strategic plan. Prior to that position, most of her career has been dedicated to the behavioral health field. She was the Director of Programs and Services at Columbus House in New Haven, CT, where she helped launch Abraham’s Tent and Chapel on the Green, two programs that work with local clergy to provide services to adults who are homeless. She also worked with a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar to assess and make recommendations for the discharge and admission process between the local hospital and shelter. When Rebecca was the Regional Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System she led the successful implementation of the evidence-based practices of supported employment and integration of peers into the workforce throughout the region. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Connecticut. Rebecca was a past recipient of the “Unsung Hero” Award bestowed by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Dane County, Wisconsin and a recipient of the 2006 “Manager of the Year” Award from the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services – Southwest Region.