Liz Witherspoon

Liz is the Case Manager of the UCAN City Mission. Her experience is specialized in human services with addictions counseling background, she also is a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate. She graduated from Jamestown Community College with honors and was awarded Human Services student of the year in 2020. Some of Liz’s passions include helping the guests at the UCAN City Mission establish their goals, and meeting them where they’re at with their goals. One thing that brings her joy is taking pictures of guests (while respecting their privacy) of their most proud moments, especially when they get keys to their apartment, come back with a new token of sobriety, and when they get a new job. This is how Liz started the “wall of hope” at the UCAN City Mission where guests can find inspiration and hope right when they walk by seeing pictures of past guests with their apartment keys in their hands. This is something she is very proud of and something that the guests at UCAN have become eager to do right after receiving their apartment keys, we’ve been told we’re the first ones they come to after getting their keys a lot of the time, and we’re so honored to be a part of this process.

One unique part about Liz is that she herself has experienced homelessness in 2010 she stayed at a shelter for a total of 3 months before finding housing. She brings this learned experience into her job by therapeutically telling her story when appropriate and necessary.  Liz has been with the UCAN City Mission since July of 2021 and has worked with over 400 individuals in the time she’s been with us so far. 

Liz has been married to her husband, Billy, since March 6, 2021 and they live in a blended family household with a total of 6 children who people frequently nickname the household as “The Brady Bunch”. 
Philippians 4:19  And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.