Lynda Brown

SE Center Director and Director of SE Social Services

Lynda Brown, SE Center Director and Director of SE Social Services of WomenStrong International

Ms. Lynda Brown joined the Social Services program at Bread for the City as the Social Services Director in October 2002, after serving as Program Director at the Second Genesis Mellwood House for Women and Children. She became Bread for the City’s SE Center Director in 2007.

Throughout her 30-year career, Lynda has worked at not-for-profit and government organizations focusing on issues related to child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment. She has advocated tirelessly and extensively for children’s rights and has developed and managed programs that provide much-needed services for women, children and youth. Ms. Brown has also served on several human services committees, including two appointments to the DC Mayor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. She holds an M.A. in Human Development/Child & Family Studies from Syracuse University and is a certified addictions counselor. Developing and working with a program to support vulnerable, low-income, inner city women throughout their transition out of severe poverty has long been among Ms. Brown’s cherished goals.

Read about what motivated Lynda to start this work!