Julie DeJong, MSW. LMSW , is the Program Director at Ele’s Place-West Michigan. Julie received her BSW from Hope College and completed her MSW at the University of Denver. She lived in Colorado and worked in child protection prior to her move back to Michigan in 2016. One of the highlights of her career has been companioning bereaved children, teens, and families and sharing her experience throughout West Michigan. She also has experience with adoption, domestic violence, and working with persons with developmental disabilities