Veronica Arteaga, LCSW, PPSC
Vice President Housing Programs
Veronica Arteaga began her career in the field of child welfare in 2003 and is dedicated to helping women, children and families recover from significant trauma and homelessness. Ms. Arteaga has overseen services which help to address the growing homeless crisis in Los Angeles, specifically for families including former foster youth who are pregnant and/or parenting. Having worked at St. Anne’s since 2008 as a therapist in the organization’s Mental Health Program where she quickly showed her leadership qualities, she quickly transitioned into an Assistant Director overseeing mental health services in St. Anne’s Residential Program working closely with young women in the foster care system who are also pregnant and parenting. She was promoted to the Director of the Residential Program and then was a chosen to serve as Director of the Mental Health division. Ms. Arteaga earned her Master’s Degree in social work from University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Cruz where she studied psychology and sociology. Ms. Arteaga is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and her credentials include a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) that focuses on counseling school-aged children. Currently Ms. Arteaga serves as the Vice President of Housing Programs for St. Anne’s where she oversees multiple areas of housing programming including residential treatment for girls in foster care; transitional housing for young women who have aged out of the foster care system, or who have experienced homelessness; and permanent supportive housing for families.