Maurice Lacey has over twenty-five years of direct care experience with vulnerable populations and two nearly decades of supervisory or managerial experience. He is currently the Director of Housing and Clinical Services at Medcore/Stepping Stones where he provides supportive housing, oversees psychiatric services, case management and crisis intervention for adults suffering from mental illness and other complications.
He is the former 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 its accompanying problems.
He has taught Human Rights & Social Justice and Social Policy 1 courses at Fordham University School of Social Services. He taught Introduction to Human Services at Guttmann Community College. He taught Field I, II at Hunter College Siberman School of Social Work.
He is a Core Trainer for the People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond headquartered in New Orleans, LA. He travels around the country conducting Undoing Racism and Community Organizing Workshops. He is a firm believer that racism and other oppression can be undone if we understand how they were constructed and are maintained within our social system and institutions.
He is a highly respected community leader and social justice activist that is grounded in anti-oppressive practice methods and ideology. He received NASW’s Social Work Image Award 2008 and the Exemplary Mid-Career Leader Award in 2014. He also received Field Instructor of the Year Award from Adelphi University in 2007.
Maurice received his Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. He also holds a Master in Science from St. Johns’ University. He graduated with Honors from both schools.