Anita Kaplan graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2002. She earned her license as a Clinical Social Worker by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2005. Anita received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona and graduated with honors.
Immediately after receiving her Master’s degree, Anita was hired at a non-profit organization called San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. It is here that she spent the next eleven years of her career providing intensive mental health services to the homeless, adults with severe and chronic mental illness. Anita strived to provide a high quality of services to all clients and their families, and became the Program Manager for the Homeless Continuum within the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center. In 2010, she received the Hope Award from the California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies, and was recognized as a dedicated and inspired leader in her field. She was integral in launching new programs within the Homeless Continuum, and always remained “connected” to the clients. Anita’s passion and commitment to the core values of the Social Work profession has made her an integral part of the Milestones team.