Kiya Black,

Metamorphosis Project Case Manager

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kiya is the Metamorphosis Project Case Manager. As a licensed social worker, Kiya is charged to be an advocate, broker, mediator, facilitator, educator, and lobbyist that challenges social injustice and protects the dignity and worth of individuals. As the Metamorphosis Case Manager, her role is to advocate, communicate, educate, identify service resources, and facilitate service for homeless LGBTQ+ youth who are participants in either the Rapid Re-Housing Program, Youth Emergency Services (YES), or the Youth Emergency Center (YEC).

Working with the Director of the Metamorphosis Project and the Metamorphosis Project Specialist, Kiya will provide case management, general support and trauma-informed counseling to the participants, as well as implement educational and supportive programming for the Metamorphosis Project. Kiya will also actively support the day-to-day running of the YEC and represent OUTMemphis with local coalitions and collaborate with other homeless and youth-serving institutions in the Mid-South.

Kiya’s decision to work at OUTMemphis was driven by knowing that our mission, vision and purpose aligned with her personal philosophy, and that every member of the staff was kind, compassionate, and focused on working as a team to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ folks not just in Memphis, but for hundreds of miles beyond the city center. Being able to lend her talents and experience to OUTMemphis in pursuit of reducing the rate of homelessness for LGBTQ+ youth motivates Kiya to give her all every day.

Kiya hopes that the future is one where no matter who you love or what gender you are, everyone has a safe, secure, and stable home and a life they are content with.

Contact: [email protected]