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Volunteer Spotlight: Meg Wallis

Meg Wallis began her intern work with Attain Housing in mid-2019 and quickly became an invaluable member of the Stable Home program team. Meg is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work from Boise State University and has used her time to gain direct experience helping client families.

“The clients who utilize Attains services are from all different backgrounds, though resiliency is a strength they all have in common,” Meg said. “It’s certainly inspiring to see people who are empowered to reach goals they have for themselves and for their families.”

Meg said she feels inspired by seeing the Attain staff in action and getting to have a hand in making a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk families.

“It’s a tight knit group with wide-ranging expertise,” Meg said. “The staff is committed to the work they do and demonstrate a lot of passion for the communities they serve.”

Looking to her future, Meg hopes to continue her career in social work with community-minded organizations.

“Working at Attain has taught me the importance of both stewardship and helping with purpose,” Meg said. “I have come to realize that this is a careful dance, but if done correctly, it will add to an agency’s sustainability and provide assistance that can lead to a person’s long-term success.”