After just eight months in the position, Elizabeth Waugh-Duford has left her post at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.
The council runs the only homeless shelters in Orange County. HomeStart is a shelter for women and children, and Community House is an emergency shelter for men. The residential services director is responsible for both shelters and works with community partners on a daily basis.
Waugh-Duford, the council’s former residential services director, stepped down for health reasons. Waugh-Duford was replaced by Stephani Kilpatrick, who began her work at IFC as an intern in 2008.
“Leaving is not something I wanted and not something the organization wanted, but it’s what I need to do for my health and my family,” Waugh-Duford said.
John Dorward, executive director of the IFC, said Waugh-Duford will be missed.
“She’s got great boundaries, and she really cares about the people that we’re working with,” he said. “Trying to get them back on their feet and back into independent living.”
Kilpatrick said she has become attached to the council in her time working there.
“I developed a passion for this population and this agency, so I’m really glad to be able to step up into a bigger role,” she said.
Kilpatrick previously worked as a social worker at both the women and children’s shelter and the men’s shelter.