Lyndey Shelby M.S.W., Family Advocate, has 23 years experience working in her field. Her previous employers include Georgia Regional Hospital’s Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Adult Protective Services, Grady’s HIV/AIDS Team, and several different hospices. In all of these opportunities, Lyndey has worked extensively with members of the homeless population. Following God’s call to completely change careers from business administration, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from University of Georgia’s School of Social Work. She continues to take online courses in social work and believes that continuing to learn is vital.
In her church, Lyndey volunteers for Family Promise, Stephen Ministry, the Administrative Council, the Congregational Care Committee, and the Local Missions Committee. She has also served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large of the GA chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She knows that God led her to Family Promise through a serendipitous meeting with Carol Love. She credits her husband Scott for believing she can do anything she sets out to do. To relax, Lyndey loves to read and play with her dog.
She is grateful for the opportunity to help Family Promise of Gwinnett’s guests move from their current situation to one of stability and self-sufficiency — bringing compassion, mercy, and joy to others’ lives in the process.