Kelly Humes is a 2009 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's Advanced Standing Master's of Social Work Program. Her post graduate work has included direct care service to youth and families internationally in West Africa, South America, Mexico and Germany. Once back in the states, Kelly honed her skills as the Clinical Case Manager for a Boys Crisis Center located in Chesterfield and later as a Probation Officer on the City of Richmond’s Mental Health docket. Kelly is currently working towards her LCSW and serving as a Community-based Clinician. Additionally, Kelly has experience providing outpatient group therapy and is currently facilitating a treatment group serving persons in recovery. Kelly believes that all growth comes from connection and connection begins with empathy. Kelly is so passionate about authentic empathic relationships that she founded The Restore Us Program, an empathy training series.
Kelly is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Virginia Chapter (NAMI CVA) and was recently elected as First Vice President of the board. Kelly chairs NAMI CVA’s Veteran’s Outreach committee and is working closely with community partners to create greater accessibility of mental health resources to local veterans.
Outside of work Kelly is a devoted wife and mother. Kelly’s family can be found visiting local farmer’s markets, enjoying the James River, taking day trips to Charlottesville or tackling various home improvement projects.