Amber Salazar

Program Manager, Crisis Respite Center

Amber Salazar, LMFT has worked in the health and human services field in numerous capacities providing medical and behavioral health services to some of the most medically and psychiatrically vulnerable and underserved populations in Arizona and California since 2002. Amber has extensive experience in program development and leadership in a number of challenging environments including homeless shelters, hospital emergency departments, federally qualified health centers (FQHC), as well as, Housing First model programs providing integrated medical and behavioral health care, intensive case management services, therapy, and training. Amber has her Master’s Degree in Counseling, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is actively pursuing her doctorate degree in behavioral health from Arizona State University. Amber also has extensive experience working with individuals who are frequent utilizers of hospital emergency department systems as well as working closely with the homeless populations. Amber is a board member of the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness (SRCEH) and First Step Communities. Amber is passionate and committed to helping others on their journey to creating a life worth living.