Tabetha joined the Ampersand Families team in December of 2021. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has been a Licensed Social Worker with the Minnesota Board of Social Work since 2017. Since graduating, Tabetha has gained experience while working with youth in a group home as a Youth Counselor, working with families as a Case Manager at a nonprofit, and learning the ins and outs of the child welfare system as a Child Protection Social Worker for a Minnesota county.
Tabetha is excited to be a part of Ampersand Families and work alongside a team that values Minnesota’s youth and their resiliency and works hard to help connect them to permanent and stable homes. She has always had a passion for working with youth and believes that every child deserves to feel safe, supported, and loved.
In her free time, Tabetha enjoys reading, taking care of her plants, watching Law & Order: SVU, listening to true crime podcasts, and spending time with her significant other, friends, family, and pets (3 cats, a snail, and several fish).
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.