Acacia Heffner, MSW joined the Shodair team in 2016. Acacia received her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2015 from Portland State University. During her Master’s program, Acacia interned at Family Solutions providing therapy to children and their families, specializing in issues related to foster care and adoption. She also interned with New Avenues for Youth where she helped with creating and implementing a pilot program that worked with youth in the foster care system that were identified as being at risk of homelessness, working towards development of resources and supportive relationships in an effort to reduce exposure to homelessness upon exiting foster care. Acacia also worked at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare for several years providing trauma informed care and treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental health issues in a secure residential facility.