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We join with families in their journeys to create new beginnings

We offer services in advocacy for Mental Health, Education, Behavior, and Social;
and provide specific trainings using evidence based, and trauma sensitive resources.


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Director of Water’s Edge Christian Services

Jessica studied social work at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with her Bachelor of Social work. Upon graduation in 2004, Jessica has worked in various social work roles in Crawford County, and surrounding areas. She has experience in children and youth services, intellectually disabled supports coordination, employment coordinator, birth parent advocate, permanency specialist, post adoption support specialist, supervisor of post permanency services, and satellite director of an agency, serving all of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
In 2018 Jessica became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner and has developed educational curriculum on attachment and parenting. 

She has become increasingly passionate about filling the gaps of local services and serving families, especially in the role of advocacy. Jessica feels that she was called to serve children and families very early in life. She was raised in a family that provided foster care and was active in serving others. 

Jessica was noted for her ability to grow a cohesive, passionate team and the capability to develop and adapt programs to connect our community. She is excited to bring her talents to Water’s Edge Christian Services in the role of Director where she can continue to build connections within her community.  

Jessica currently lives just outside of Meadville with her husband, two children, and dog. She enjoys travel and experiencing new places and people. She likes to spend her time outside, hiking, kayaking, or horseback riding. 

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Sabrina Hornstein

Educational Advocate

Sabrina comes to Water’s Edge with years of personal experience advocating for her own children in most county systems.  Having experience as a foster parent and now adoptive parent, Sabrina is passionate about children having their educational and mental health needs meet in a just and equal way.   Sabrina has sat on many county committees such as System of Care, Peace4Crawford, Crawford County Human Services Board, and Clean Slate.  Sabrina was awarded the Expectational Parent of the Year 2014 by Beacon Health Care Options.

Sabrina is the is the mother of 3 children and married to her husband, Alan.  As a family they enjoy the beach, going to Waldameer, raising pigs and chickens, and spending time together.     

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Megan Whitman

Community Outreach Worker

Megan is a native of Meadville, Pa where she was born and raised.  She graduated from Meadville Area Senior High School in the class of 2002.  She went on to study Social Work at Anderson University.  Megan completed  her Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate in 2022.

Megan has love for her community and a passion for empowering people and connecting them to resources and other people. She has spent the last several years volunteering and organizing several community and local outreach events.  She is excited to use her gifts and talents to bring the community together and get people connected to the resources our community has to offer.

Megan has a love for music and learning new things.  She can often be trying out new recipes in the kitchen as well as creating natural bath and body products. When she's not serving her community or creating you can find her at a local event or field being a loud mom and cheering on her kids and their friends.

Megan currently resides just outside of Meadville with her family, cat Simon, and their chickens.

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Mickey Zelasco

Community Outreach Coordinator

Mickey Grew up in Meadville, graduated from Meadville High school and attended Edinboro University where she studied Social Work. Mickey has been employed in may jobs serving her community. She retired from Crawford County Human Services where she served in many different rules including Children and Youth Services supervisor, Mental Health Blended Case Management and as a Program Specialist serving as the CASSP Coordinator. Mickey’s last endeavor before coming to Water’s Edge was developing and supervising the Community Health worker at the Center for Family Services. 


Mickey has experienced a lot of trials and tribulations in her life which has given her the passion to help others to be successful.  She believes “Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed” Proverbs 11:25. 


Mickey takes pride in knowing her community and connecting others with resources for success. Her leadership skills help empower others to believe in themselves. She loves to get to know people and will strike up a conversation with anyone. She loves her community and is very excited to be part of the staff with Water’s Edge Christian Services at New Beginnings.


Mickey is married to her husband of 36 years, she has two amazing children, one grandchild who she adores, a sheepadoodle and a cat who is called Mean Charles.  

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