Jade Smith – Veteran Hero Awards
2020 Veteran Hero Awards

Jade Smith

Veteran Advocate/Case Manager/Social Worker or Caregiver

Organization Orange County Goodwill Tierney Center

Position Outreach Supervisor

Jade has been working in the Orange County community for over 20 years and has been directly working with active duty and veterans for the last 5 years. She is currently the Supervisor of Outreach Services at the Orange County Goodwill Tierney Center for Veterans working with our veterans in Tustin, CA. She is currently the Co-chair for the Orange County Military and Families Collaboration Housing Working Group. With 15 years’ experience working within the homeless provider community she brings support to this instrumental group in working with agencies, coordinated entry system and the Veteran’s Affairs in housing veterans/families. As the granddaughter of a WWII Marine, she is passionate about going above and beyond to assist our veteran clients with case managing, emergency assistance, linkage referrals, housing and incarcerated veterans in the HUMV program in the OC Jail. She not only pushes to support veterans, but also their spouses and children who need help for advocating during stressful times.
Jade Smith
VHA 2020 Veteran Advocate/Case Manager/Social Worker or Caregiver nominee Jade Smith