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Testimonials

"My staff (at Sioux Trail Elementary) have been sharing about Headway's training sessions. Teachers come back from the trainings excited to try new strategies and they have new understanding regarding mental health issues. This is making a difference in their classrooms and helping them relate to students when they are struggling."

-Shannon McParland, Principal, Sioux Trail Elementary

Shamsa Mahmud, BA

Shamsa Gaal 8.25

Bilingual Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Manager

Phone: 612-205-9907
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: shamsa.mahmud@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Shamsa joined Headway in February, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2013.  She has experience working with low-income families experiencing cultural, linguistic, social, financial, and other barriers to self-sufficiency, thus providing her with a wealth of knowledge to help coordinate, arrange and facilitate services for children and families in the Twin Cities.  She is fluent in both English and Somali and has worked previously for Muslim Housing Services in Seattle, Washington, and African Community Services in Minneapolis.  "I want to help children and their families improve their lives by connecting them with resources to help them overcome obstacles and have better, healthier futures," she says.   

In her free time, Shamsa enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, practicing photography, traveling, and volunteering.  

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