Katee Norris/Prescott Area Shelter Services
Nominated by Carmen Frederic
Katee Norris has been working at Prescott Area Shelter Services, a homeless shelter for women and children, since 2012. She’s one of the most compassionate and caring individuals I have ever seen at the shelter. She stepped into this role through the AmeriCorps Program as a VISTA, and after two years of service she was offered the job of Director of Programs. Katee makes sure the shelter runs smoothly, that the guests have a clean and safe environment, feel cared for, and are treated with kindness. She ensures we have volunteers to support the guests through meals, advocacy and empowerment as the volunteer coordinator, and she dedicates endless amounts of time writing grants, planning fundraisers, and creating new programs and expansions to better support our guests. Katee also became a Registered Nurse, and works a second job at Flagstaff Medical Center on the labor and delivery unit. Katee takes her experiences at both the shelter and the hospital, and learns from them to better serve and help people in need, no matter what situation they are in.