This week we’re having a conversation with Sarah Hughes, Housing Navigator for United Healthcare. Sarah joined United Healthcare Community Plan of Nebraska as the Housing Navigator in 2016. Prior to coming to UHC Sarah worked at a social services agency in the Omaha Metro for 12 years. During those twelve years, Sarah worked with victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, housing of those experiencing homelessness, and most recent was as the lead of the Omaha Metro Street Outreach Team.
“In December last year, he came up for an opening 3 days before Christmas, so I was able to house him right before Christmas”
Sarah uses the model of trauma informed care and strength based case management when working with UHC members.
Sarah has led many taskforces and initiatives before coming to UHC in relation to homeless and housing. In her current role, Sarah assists the most vulnerable members in the communities she serves and reconnects them to housing and other social supports.
In her free time Sarah enjoys traveling with her family and playing with her puppy, Gus. Sarah also volunteers her time on Street Outreach in the Omaha Metro and at an area Domestic Abuse shelter.