Latrice is a compassionate agent of change, with an innate ability to encourage and positively influence the lives of many who are most vulnerable in our society. A firm believer in Jesus Christ, she operates under the notion that “neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives increase.” 1 Corinthians 3:7.
Latrice Orantes has collaborated with CherishedLA for several years providing supportive services and resources to individuals impacted by human trafficking, in the Antelope Valley and beyond. Latrice became a resident of the Antelope Valley more than 13 years ago, working as a Realtor. Her passion for helping people, and “Care Bear” spirit lead her to volunteer at the domestic violence shelter, which quickly turned into a full time paid position. For six plus years, Latrice has worked with individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual assault, as well as human trafficking, in the capacity of Case Manager at the domestic violence shelter, Human Trafficking Outreach Coordinator, and currently serves as the Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator, and victim advocate at Valley Oasis Sexual Assault Response Services (SARS).
Latrice joins the CherishedLA team as the Residential Program Director while in pursuit of an MSW degree at Tulane School of Social Work. A graduate of The California State University of Bakersfield, she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology. Latrice is well versed in trauma informed care with experience working with diverse populations as a State Certified Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor; Certified Human Trafficking Case Manager; State Certified Facilitator of Domestic Violence group for both victims and batterers, and has credentials by the National Advocate Credentialing Program as an Advanced Intervention Specialist.
Cherished Office Manager
My name is Susie Popp and I have been married to my sweet husband for 28 years. We have 2 boys 27 and 22 years old. I enjoy learning about anything to do with psychology and human behavior.
I’ve had the privilege of working at CherishedLA for a year now and love the way they show Christ’s love for the hurting women who come to CherishedLA.
God reminds me daily, through interacting with the women, how blessed I am to be a part of this organization.
Myeshia Bray is the mother of 2 and a grandmother of 3. Myeshia has always had a passion that people be seen and valued as human beings. Before coming to Cherished she worked with victims of domestic violence. Myeshia heard about Cherished and felt called to join the team in February 2019. Myeshia is a passionate advocate for the clients and after going through trauma care training has come to understand the need for more organizations like CherishedLA that are trauma informed.
Wendy Alvarado is a graduate from Cherished and now a survivor advocate. Wendy works in the Cherished studios and is in charge of booking cherished product events, and pop ups, Cherished catalogue parties (which she help to create) and the interactive art exhibit “A Walk In Her Shoes”.
Carrie Campbell is a substance abuse counselor at one of the most sought after integrated behavioral healthcare agency’s in Southern California. Carrie champions to empower those caught in the vicious cycle of unhealthy behaviors. Specializing in Addiction, Domestic Violence and cognitive restructuring. Carries passion and purpose was developed as a response to her intimate battle with trauma and addiction. Carrie’s no nonsense straight forward approach has been able to dismantle faulty core beliefs so that others can walk in freedom. Carrie is the founder of Increments of Change Embracing your Greatness program.