Sandra K. Moreno
Readjustment Counseling Therapist, Sacramento Veteran's Center
Tell us a little about yourself
I was a working mom, retired 1SG, family of four wonderful kids who give back to the world in a positive way. I continue to work for the Sacramento Vet Center and hope that what I have to offer the vets I work with will help them move forward in their lives, and for them to be happy and/or at least give them a sense of peace within themselves.
How are you making a difference in your community? What issues are you most passionate about?
I only hope I can give people hope and faith in a better life for themselves through insight and when someone is happy and content, they affect others, which makes for the ability to pay forward. Life, that is what I am passionate about.
What inspires your community efforts? Why is the work important to you?
Community efforts are my civic duty to humanity. It [my community efforts] makes me who I am meant to be.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
My accomplishments are never achieved by myself. I have always had someone in my life to push me, whether it was my faith, or a complete stranger.
What have you struggled most with in your life?
Life lessons. They are the hardest to learn but we reap the biggest rewards from them.
What kind of lessons do you think are important to instill in future generations?
Learning how to be kind, love each other, and accept people for who they are and not what we want them to be.
If there is one problem in our community that you wish you could fix, what would it be?
Giving the homeless a permanent place to live so they are not on the streets
How do you decompress?
I usually do yard work, read, sew, talk to my kids.