• Jleconte@edenma.org
  • 617-637-2153
Clinician

Danielle Dos Santos

Danielle has a passion for serving families and children within diverse communities. Danielle has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Danielle has worked as a licensed clinician within the Brockton area for over four years. Within this role, Danielle serves as the clinical director of adolescent therapeutic day services contracts with the department of mental health and the department of children and families. Danielle has experience providing individual outpatient therapy to adults at Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester as well was working in resident services at Mattapan’s The Foley Senior Residences with elderly adults. Danielle has experience working with Action for Community Development Boston for several years as a case manager. Mental health wellness is Danielle’s passion and goal for all of the clients that she serves. Danielle’s favorite self care activities including being in nature and listening to music. Danielle’s hobbies include singing and event planning.

Family Advisor

Tamar Cato

With over 3 years of experience serving marginalized children, youth, and their families in government-funded programs, both Tamar’s Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees are in Social Work. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University and Boston University, respectively. She donates her time and talents to charity organization work and is passionate about the educational advancement of BIPOC people, adult learners, and immigrant and low-income families. As a past university tutor, Tamar wore many hats including advisor, mentor, teacher, and best of all, a listening ear. She loved getting to know the story behind the students, and they very quickly recognized her authentic spirit. Tamar has inside perspectives of systems, such as child welfare, that prove to be a revolving door without the proper tools. Her studies have strengthened her solution-focused approach to problem-solving. She lives by the motto that we are ‘human first’ which helps her lead with empathy in her work. Tamar practices self-care by listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and watching pop culture commentary.

Founder/President

Jehu Leconte

Jehu Leconte is the Founder and Executive Director of EDEN. As a well-rounded visionary, unstoppable optimist, and relentless problem solver, he is dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved youths and families. For many years, he observed the hopelessness afflicting thousands of families across shelters as they waited for housing and made no progress. He realized the best way to help these families address their real problems from the ground up.

At first, Jehu Leconte worked exclusively with non-profit organizations. He yearned for a holistic and solo organization that could effectively combat and break barriers preventing these families from gaining permanent housing and permanent self-sufficiency.

Partner with a team-minded leader, EDEN was established, an independent organization forged to empower youths and families facing homelessness, with an enthusiastic support team of case managers, clinicians, and coaches to reduce recidivism. From tailored mentorship to evidence-backed programs, family and wellness workshops, to skills training, we help reduce barriers to opportunities for families in shelters. And we cannot do it alone, together with our esteemed partners; we are building brighter futures, one family at a time.