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Elissa Baldus Hales, BSW

Admissions Counselor

Elissa has her bachelor’s degree in social work and family studies. Her career experience has been focused on supporting families with their children from birth through adolescence. She has worked in the early education field for over 10 years in family and educator support to encourage success in children for their academic, emotional and social well-being. She joined Youth Care in 2021 to continue supporting families and their adolescent children.

In her personal time Elissa likes to be outdoors enjoying the mountains and lakes in the summer and the deserts in the winter. She and her family spend any time they can on a road trip toward camping, dirt-biking, paddle boarding and hiking.

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Elissa Baldus Hales