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Ally Diaz

Ally Diaz joined the YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley in 2017 and currently serves as the Director of Social Services. Ally supervises all social service programming in Knox County, including the Keys of Hope Housing Program, the Victim Advocacy Program, and the Freedom Inside program. She works with the coordinators and team leaders of these programs to ensure all clients are receiving the level of care, compassion, and ethicality they have come to expect from YWCA and that all programs are furthering the mission of the YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley.

Ally’s previous work experiences developing and operating the Freedom Inside program, a unique program that provides trauma recovery support and re-entry support to female survivors of trauma and violence at the Knox County Detention Facility. Ally has additional experience working to provide counseling and case management to inmates, survivors of domestic violence, and those with substance use disorders.

Ally has a Master’s of Science in Social Work with a certificate in the treatment of trauma from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sewanee: The University of the South.