Elizabeth McInnes, LMSW
Clients have come to know Elizabeth McInnes, the Clinical Case Manager for the Libertas Center, not only as their social worker, but as a loving and compassionate ally. Elizabeth first became involved with human rights work while she was earning her undergraduate degree at Fordham University. She studied abroad in Central America and participated in several human rights service trips including to Belize, Thailand, and the Navajo Reservation. Being in solidarity with the resilient people she met in those communities brought her attention to issues of social injustice, both in the domestic and global arenas.
Elizabeth then decided to attend the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. During this time, Elizabeth held an internship with Queers for Economic Justice, where she organized shelter projects and support groups for low income and homeless people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Elizabeth also helped develop a curriculum for volunteers working with survivors of domestic violence at the CUNY School of Law's Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic. Additionally, in 2011, she interned for Amnesty International, as a member of their Events Team, helping to organize their 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting. Subsequently she joined the team at the Libertas Center and immediately knew it was the right place for her. Elizabeth feels fortunate to witness the incredible strength of human beings, despite all odds. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with such remarkable individuals in their quest for healing.