<aside> 🌱 Close the Gap Foundation is proud to partner with Thrive with Kiki to provide all of our Fellowship participants with mental health and wellness resources. This includes resource sharing, office hour visits, and one-on-one sessions.


Wellness Coaching

Kiki will be available throughout the summer as a resource for your mental health and wellness.

See Kiki as an extension for support, on top of your mentor and Close the Gap team. Sessions with Kiki will be free-of-cost for Fellows (Mentors please directly visit Kiki's website).

You can meet with Kiki to chat about:

For the full list, view Kiki's Approach to Care below.

>> Schedule time with Kiki (Please book at least 3 days in advance)

Learn more about Kiki:


Meet Huyen “Kiki” Vo.


I am a mental wellness consultant and currently a social worker & site supervisor at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development.

I nurture a safe space for emotional healing. I advocate for those needing their voices to be heard and stories to be told. I walk with vulnerable individuals and motivate them to recognize their own strengths and potentials to thrive.

Approach to Care

My style of coaching is warm, compassionate, and engaging. As a coach, I ask powerful questions to help facilitate self-awareness and understanding of areas of growth and development. In addition to being your accountability partner, I will also be a thought partner to problem-solve, develop goals, and execute plans.

I can collaborate with you to navigate the following areas (and beyond):

Kiki's Story

Kiki Vo: Beauty Across Borders

Huyen "Kiki" Vo | Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Rising from Ashes Like a Phoenix, Burn Survivor Aims to Lift Others With Her

Approaches & Values

<aside> 🌱 Trauma-informed care: Complex trauma impacts your relationship with others and your sense of emotional/psychological and physical safety. It also affects your efforts to cope with life stressors and/or changes. I will integrate my knowledge of trauma and facilitate a safe space that fosters self-empowerment and self-compassion.


<aside> 💛 Strengths-based lens: I believe you are the expert of your own experience and needs. You are powerful, resourceful, and capable. I’m here to empower you to recognize your fullest potential and strengths to navigate challenges and achieve life goals.


<aside> 🤝 Cultural humility: I honor and respect your cultural, ethnic, and racial identities and am aware that they can influence how you navigate the world.


<aside> 🕊️ Harm-reduction model: I provide a non-judgmental, confidential, and compassionate space and will meet you “where you are at” in your journey.


Knowledge & Expertise