Ramanda Jackson is one of four Peer Navigators for the City of Charlottesville initiative "Home to Hope." Through Home to Hope, she helps individuals who are newly released from incarceration. She works with participants on a one-on-one basis as well as in group form.
Ramanda is a certified Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator and has received training as a Peer Support Specialist. Prior to working with Home to Hope, Ramanda worked in the mental health and behavioral health field with at-risk youth and in alternative education with the school system for 15 years.
She has worked as a volunteer for the City of Charlottesville School System, and in her spare time, she has worked with high school girl's after school to encourage positive self-esteem and to give them a place to exhale from their day.