Ashlye Durrell, M.S.W.

Program Associate
Ashlye Durrell, M.S.W., is a program associate at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). She is a social worker registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and has leadership skills and extensive experience with adults experiencing serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), people experiencing homelessness, people with co-occurring disorders, underserved and medically vulnerable populations, and those with tri-morbidity. She has in-depth knowledge of evidence-based practices such as trauma-informed care and harm reduction and is interested in healing Black communities through trauma-informed therapeutic interventions and using her own experiences to change and destigmatize her cultural community. Currently, she supports the Youth Opioid Response (YOR) California project and Narcotic Treatment Program Resource Expansion, Access, and Collaboration for Health (NTP REACH), collaborating with grantees to implement their workplans for the expansion of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and the prevention of opioid overdose–related deaths among youth in California. 
 
Throughout her career, Ms. Durrell has helped hundreds of underserved and vulnerable individuals through case management and therapeutic services. Before joining AHP, she was a social services manager, overseeing a team of social workers dedicated to helping end homelessness in Los Angeles County. Ms. Durrell also worked in Washington, DC, where she focused on adults experiencing SPMI and co-occurring disorders. During her professional career, she has served in leadership roles, gained experience in research, and provided group and individual therapy. She has a strong drive for the advancement of Black culture, specifically as it relates to mental health. Ms. Durrell earned her M.S.W. with a clinical concentration, mental health specialization, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.


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