Liz Blackburn (they/them) – Kin Link Specialist

Liz Blackburn (they/them) – Kin Link Specialist

Liz joined Ampersand Families in July 2022. They graduated from Winona State University in 2019 with a degree in social work and minor in psychology. They are passionate about working with the child welfare system and has experience working in both public and private child welfare agencies. In addition to working in child welfare, Liz also has experience working as a case manager for Home and Community Based Waivers. Liz is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and enjoys supporting youth as they unpack and explore their identities.

Outside of work, Liz enjoys spending time with their friends exploring vintage and thrift shops around the metro. They also love going for lake walks, listening to Taylor Swift, and lounging around at home with their two cats.

Our Mission

The mission of Ampersand Families is to provide permanency and adoption services to older youth and families who face barriers to equity in child welfare, and to champion systemic changes that advance belonging, dignity and hope.

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