Maurice Lacey is the Director of Housing and Clinical Services at Medcore/Stepping Stones. He provides supportive housing and oversees psychiatric services, case management, and crisis intervention for adults suffering from mental illness and other complications. He has over twenty-five years of direct care experience with vulnerable populations and twenty years of supervisory or managerial experience.
Mr. Lacey previously served as the Executive Director of Faith Mission Crisis Center, an OASAS licensed program that provided residential crisis intervention and stabilization services to men and women dealing with substance use disorders and accompanying problems. He has lectured at Fordham University School of Social Services, Guttmann Community College, and Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. He serves as a Core Trainer for the People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond, headquartered in New Orleans. Mr. Lacey is a community leader and social justice activist whose practice is grounded in anti-oppressive practice methods and ideology. He travels around the country conducting Undoing Racism and Community Organizing Workshops. He received NASW’s Social Work Image Award in 2008, and the Exemplary Mid-Career Leader Award in 2014. He also received Field Instructor of the Year Award from Adelphi University in 2007.
Mr. Lacey holds an MS from St. John’s University, and an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work. He graduated with honors from both schools.