HomeSafe, a nonprofit organization helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence in Palm Beach County and South Florida, has announced Wellington resident Yvette Branch as its LifeSkills development supervisor.
In her position, Branch will be responsible for ensuring that all HomeSafe youth secure quality access to education, and develop and implement HomeSafe’s comprehensive LifeSkills independent living program. She has more than 20 years of experience specializing in children and family issues involving substance abuse and dual diagnoses, mental and emotional disorders.
Branch most recently was program director for PANDA (Pregnant and Addicted). She earned her master’s degree in behavioral, emotional and learning disabilities from Long Island University, and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and elementary education from the City College of New York. Branch completed her coursework and is finalizing her dissertation to receive a doctorate in philosophy in marriage and family therapy at Nova Southeastern University.