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Biography

"I believe in human resilience, thriving communities, and systems transformation and am committed to creating a more just world."
As Chief of Clinical Innovation, Mimi Scotchmer advances Community Connections as a leader in the field of behavioral health and residential services by developing strategic community partnerships and launching new initiatives. Additionally, Ms. Scotchmer oversees Community Connections’ Clinical Housing Department – a large portfolio of supportive housing programs with common goals of ending homelessness and promoting housing stability in collaboration with individuals and families living in the District. A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Scotchmer has substantial experience in the delivery, management, and evaluation of recovery-oriented residential and community-based services. Ms. Scotchmer is well versed with many local and federal funding sources including DBH, DHS, DHCD, TCP, HUD, VA, and SAMHSA. Ms. Scotchmer started with Community Connections in 2007 as a clinician on the Integrated Trauma Services Team working with women with mental illness and recovering from interpersonal trauma. She committed to utilizing a trauma-informed perspective and trained in multiple evidence-based practices including TREM, IMR, IDDT, and CTI. Ms. Scotchmer previously worked in the field of social science research in the areas of education statistics, instructional processes, and student engagement. Ms. Scotchmer earned a Masters degree from the University of Chicago's School of Social Services Administration and Bachelors degree in socio-cultural Anthropology and Asian Studies from the University of Virginia.

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