Meet Village Client, Ellen

Ambassador Council Co-Chair Sharon Gund,
Council Member Sarah Stone-Psihas, and Board
and Council Member Jeanne Specchio with
N Street Village Client Ellen (second from right).

Every year, the N Street Village Ambassadors Council hosts the Annual Craft Fair at the beginning of December. The popular event features holiday crafts, festive music, snacks and activities for residents and clients. This year, a new item – a healthcare kit – was added to the mix, inspired by Bethany Day Center client, Ellen.


Ellen is well-known around N Street Village for her enthusiasm to encourage and educate those around her, especially about healthy living. Her teaching style ranges from thoughtful one-on-one conversations to interactive activities.


Ellen says the idea for making the kits at the Craft Fair came from her mother and father, who encouraged her to be creative from a young age and invent her own kits. “These helped me to solve problems and be self sufficient.” She continued, “Young women I met in the shelter system inspired me to upgrade my kits and the N Street Village Ambassadors Council helped me share my idea so other women could have the same tools!”