Lindsey Garza Youth Peer Support Specialist 971.283.5262 I lindsey@youthmoveoregon.com 960 Broadway St. NE, Suite #4, Salem, OR 97301

Lindsey Garza
Youth Peer Support Specialist
971.283.5262 I lindsey@youthmoveoregon.com
960 Broadway St. NE, Suite #4, Salem, OR 97301

Lindsey grew up in a rough environment where she suffered physical, mental, verbal, and emotional abuse from her mother. She entered foster care at the age of sixteen and moved from group home to group home until finally being placed in the custody of her older brother. At nineteen, Lindsey entered into a serious relationship that turned into a case of domestic violence where her spouse abused her and took advantage of her mental wellbeing. 

Since then, Lindsey has completed years of counseling and now realizes that there are good people in the world despite the difficult and traumatic experiences she endured. Today, Lindsey copes with what she went through by acting as an example and providing hope to those who are currently facing similar challenges.

Lindsey graduated high school with honors,  is currently attending college full-time, and is working towards a bachelor’s degree in social work. Lindsey started working with YMO in October 2016 and remains determined to support the youth that she serves. She goes above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of those that she supports and who look up to her. 

In her free time, she enjoys taking trips to the beach, playing basketball at the gym or on a gaming console, eating tons of pizza with jalapenos, and figuring out ways to educate those around her.