Amber Hampton, LMSW

Amber Hampton

February 27, 2019

Program Manager

Program Manager, Amber Hampton, graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor's degree in global studies from the honors college at Middle Tennessee State University. During her time in college, she spent her summers in El Salvador working with children in high-risk areas for gang violence. While planning to move to El Salvador full-time, she began building friendships with those experiencing homelessness in her community. It was here that she began to meet and work with survivors of trafficking. She noticed the work to be done in her own community and began working directly on the ground level with those who had experienced trauma. 

She worked as the missions and community service coordinator for a non-denominational church in Murfreesboro, where she built partnerships with local nonprofits, built volunteer teams, developed training materials, and led trips to Central and South America. Upon finishing her master's degree, she transitioned into crisis counseling for youth and worked as a medical social worker for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She graduated in 2015 from The University of Tennessee College of Social Work with her master's degree in evidence based interpersonal practice and a graduate certificate in the treatment of trauma. She is certified in EMDR and TF-CBT. She currently co-leads Murfreesboro Cold Patrol, a community organization dedicated to working directly to find solutions and build relationships with those experiencing homelessness. 

In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling to visit her friends across the globe, and hanging out in the woods and under bridges with her street family.