Nicole Lavy-Joy, LCSW, Director

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Nicole Lavy-Joy, LCSW, is the Director of the Refuge for Women KY Emergency Housing Program.  Nicole began as a volunteer with the Refuge for Women in 2016 and began full-time employment in January, 2019. Prior to her work with the Refuge, Nicole worked in behavioral health with children and adults.  In her current position, she is responsible for program development and implementation, program evaluation and supervision, grant writing, and fund development. Nicole has been a trainer at numerous venues discussing issues such as trafficking, substance use, grief, trauma, and parenting.  Nicole has served on leadership councils, advisory boards, and as a member of multiple committee’s addressing various topics within social services.