Ming Quan Chang
Ming Quan Chang started working at Cameron House in 1986, assisting children and families in challenging situations, particularly in the area of domestic violence. In her work, she observed gaps in services for many limited English speaking Chinese families. Because of these needs, Ming helped develop many programs at Cameron House, such as Safe Start, which is an anger management class for children; Kids’ Turn in Chinatown for families going through divorce or separation; and counseling services for children who witnessed domestic violence.
Ming constantly desires to learn new and different things – from learning Argentine Tango to editing videos. Aside from her numerous talents, there is something special about Ming that’s hard to express in words. Her friendly and personable nature puts people at ease; they feel comfortable talking to and trusting her. Over the years, countless people she has helped see her as their sister. She’s a blessing to have around, still thriving and serving the community even after 30 years.
Mary Wong Leong
In the early 1970s, Mary Wong Leong began her career at Cameron House, working part-time with Lorna Logan. She quickly transitioned into a full-time office position and stayed for six and a half years. In the early 1990s, she returned and helped Leona Lee and then Harry Chuck with her administrative and secretarial skills. She worked through the temporary move to Grant Ave (while Cameron house was undergoing retrofitting and remodeling), handling everything from researching and ordering Carnival T-shirts to scheduling delivery for a water cooler! Once the offices were moved back to Cameron House, she worked closely with Doreen in Fund Development.
Mary is someone you can count on; she handles a wide variety of tasks, works with the San Francisco Food Bank for our Food Pantry, is a huge part of the Women’s Guild, works with our visitors, and while she’s very busy, you will always see her with a smile on her face! Affable, outgoing, and always willing to help, she truly embodies the Cameron House spirit of faith-in-action. We are blessed that Mary remains a vital part of our community, devoting so much time and love to everyone who walks through our doors.