Because of Aleshia

At Dixon Hall, we have no shortage of women who make a difference in the lives of some of our city’s most vulnerable residents every day.

One of the many extraordinary women who work at Dixon Hall is Aleshia Nigh-Neverson, our Youth Worker who facilitates the Girls Only Drop-In and Girls in Motion program.

Aleshia tributes her passion for working with girls and young women to the friendships and support she received while attending a United Way funded, Bridges to Success program for young women in Regent Park while she was in high school.

These days, in her role as a Youth Worker, Aleshia works to build trust and deep relations with many of the at-risk girls who come to her for guidance, often becoming their first point of contact in times of both crisis and celebration.

Just the other day, Natalie* a young woman who’s been part of the Girls Only Drop-In for several years, shared with her family that she’s gay. She said that because of Aleshia, she now has the confidence to “let the people closest to me know who I truly am.”