Veronica Guzman

Veronica Guzman is a Mental Health and Family Engagement expert who specializes in creating systems of support for families in most need, especially those families with special needs children. A lifelong resident of Santa Clara County, she founded “Yo Soy Tu Voz” which translates to “I Am Your Voice,” an organization that empowers Spanish speaking families with autisitc and special needs families in Santa Clara. She has worked for the New York City Department of Education and the Foundation for Hispanic Education in San Jose. She is a sought after expert on Latino community engagement. She gives her time to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention where she helps raise awareness among Latinos and helps organize the “Out of the Darkness Walk” to prevent suicide. She is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer for the National Council for Behavioral Health where she trains the Spanish speaking community. Currently, she works for Sacred Heart Community Services where she connects battered women and families with disabilities and mental health illnesses with the resources they desperately need and deserve. She has received numerous awards for her leadership including the Golden Heart and Outstanding Award for Advocacy for Special Needs Children. A daughter of Mexican immigrants, Veronica is proud of her Latino heritage. She and her husband make it a priority to raise their children to be proud of being biracial and bilingual.

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