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Mariah Hayden

Executive Director, New Life Village

Part 1: This week on ChangeMakers, Katie sits down with Mariah Hayden, the Executive Director of New Life Village. Mariah has been tirelessly dedicated to providing safety and stability for children affected by trauma and mental health challenges, drawing from her academic training and personal experiences to oversee the expansion of New Life Village’s campus with more affordable housing and amenities. Before taking on this essential role, Mariah had a successful career spanning marketing, project management, and education across various sectors, giving her a unique professional background that she has channeled into making a positive impact. In this inspiring conversation, Mariah shares her journey of combining skills and passion to create meaningful change for vulnerable youth, discussing innovative approaches, overcoming challenges, and her vision for the future of the organization and those it serves—a powerful example of how one person’s commitment can transform lives and communities. Part 2: In Part 2, Katie shifts the conversation to the future of New Life Village.Mariah thoughtfully outlines her ambitious yet grounded vision for scaling the organization’s reach. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining New Life Village’s family-oriented culture and personalized approach as it extends its services to more children and families in need. To illustrate the profound effects of their work, Mariah Hayden shares poignant examples, shining a light on the direct impact New Life Village has had on transforming people’s lives. Through first-hand accounts, she paints a vivid picture of the hope, healing, and second chances made possible by this remarkable community. It’s a thought-provoking discussion that leaves audiences with renewed optimism about the difference one person and one organization can make.