Autumn Barraza

Project H.O.P.E.S Coordinator
Autumn Barraza

Autumn Barraza

Project H.O.P.E.S Coordinator

Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re gonna get. Forest Gump said it best.

Autumn understands that there are so many surprises within our everyday life, and it isn’t uncommon for our lives to get turned upside down because of unpredicted occurrences. The most important thing to remember is that it may not always be enjoyable, but there is always a new lesson to learn that gives us an opportunity for growth. The power of growth is in how we incorporate that new lesson in our life. We are all human, and it is never intended for us to live a perfect life.

Autumn’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. Autumn has worked for FSS for a total of 13 years. During her time with us, she has been honored to work with a unique population of teenagers transitioning into independent living. She was privileged to walk alongside them on their courageous journey to create stability, while they also learned how to fit into our world. Now Autumn is the HOPES Coordinator guiding a team of parent educators that encourage and empower everyday families that are faced with intense stressors. Getting to serve the family as a whole is extremely critical in building a rock-solid foundation that strengthens the unity of the family. Helping families restore hope, joy, and love in the safe surroundings of their home is crucial in the work HOPES does. Autumn is passionate about her beautiful family, her two loving dogs, and CHOCOLATE.

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