Patricia Leslie is the director of PLNU’s social work program and associate professor of sociology and social work. Leslie is highly involved in addressing homelessness in San Diego. She has been facilitator of the Regional Continuum of Care Council, part of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH), and a member of numerous projects and groups, including Keys to Homelessness, a group trying to prevent family and episodic homelessness; Home Again, a plan to end chronic homelessness by targeting people who are disabled and have been on the streets long-term; and Project 25, a program designed to help some of chronically homeless people who are among the highest users of San Diego services. She is a housing consultant/analyst for the County of San Diego, where she provides technical assistance for programs supported by federal Housing and Urban Development funds.
In 2005, the PLNU Research and Data Advisory Roundtable (RADAR) group, which Leslie leads, helped design methodology for counting those who are homeless and describing who they are. The Point in Time Count has taken place every year since and involves PLNU students.
Leslie has received numerous government and community service awards for her efforts.
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