There’s a new position at TAPS—Outreach Legal Advocate—and we welcome Khalela Bell to TAPS in that role. Khalela will be out in the community, helping people who are homeless break down the walls that make income assistance (IA) so hard to access for many of those who need it most. Khalela will help people apply for IA, Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers, and Persons With Disabilities, as well as other benefits available through the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.
Khalela brings with her a passion for working with people with diverse backgrounds, grassroots community organizing, and fighting poverty as a systemic issue. Growing up in Athens, Georgia, where a third of the population lives below the poverty line, she witnessed the impact of politics and stigma on the daily life and health of marginalized folks. Khalela looks forward to working with Victoria's vibrant, creative street community.