Gregory Nicholson Jr. is a Wayfinder

Wayfinder assistant director of our Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program, Gregory Nicholson Jr.

Meet the assistant director of our Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program. Greg was recently promoted from a shift supervisor in our Cottage.

How do you bring Wayfinder Family Services’ mission to life?
I bring the mission to life by: number one, having integrity and humility and, number two, coming to work with the understanding that no matter what behavior the kids display, they are still victims. Most have experienced traumatic events in their life. My job is to plant that seed in each child, to give them the opportunity to grow to become the best version of themselves.

What does being a Wayfinder mean to you?
To be open and honest, transparent and vulnerable. To come to work with the expectation of changing the lives of everyone I come in contact with—clients, peers and colleagues. Going above and beyond to meet expectations. And to always operate with the best interests of the youth at heart.

Can you share one of your favorite Wayfinder moments?
My favorite was working at The Cottage on Christmas for two years in a row. I had the opportunity to help the residents who were unfortunately not at home with their families at Christmas. We gave them a beautiful Christmas morning with gifts and a very special breakfast.


We are changing the future.

At Wayfinder Family Services, we understand the unique challenges facing some of our community’s most vulnerable youth and adults. Those with vision loss or multiple disabilities, those in foster care, those with nowhere else to turn.
We believe in the amazing potential in, and for, each and every one of them.

Join an alliance of donors to make a collective impact and together, we will turn that potential into reality. Together, we will change the future.

You can change the future of over 20,000 children and families every year by joining our Change the Future Fund.

Contact Vanessa Botshekan at (323) 295-4555 Ext 205 or for more information.

September 4, 2020