Allison Ross is the Assistant Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families. In this role, she oversees Sanctuary’s crisis shelter programs, non-shelter services, Clinical Department community outreach initiatives, African community initiative, post-shelter care services, and clinical administrative matters. She also helped establish Sanctuary’s mentors program, a unique program that trains survivors of domestic violence to become community advocates.

Ms. Ross earned her MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work, and is currently working towards her doctorate in Social Work from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services.  In addition to her full-time position at Sanctuary, Ms. Ross has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham Graduate School of Social Services, where she lectured on social welfare policies, and at Medgar Evers College, where she taught social science statistics. She currently serves as a Field Instructor, in which role she provides clinical instructions and supervision to MSW and undergraduate interns as they complete their social work degrees.