Elizabeth (Lizz) Toledo, LCSW

Faith Track

Combatting Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

Ms. Toledo is a 40+ year veteran in social services, advocacy, and social justice. Born in Costa Rica, she grew up in a poor inner-city neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut. In long term recovery, she serves as a spiritual mentor and guide for many people all over the world.

From a working-class immigrant background, Lizz has a deep commitment to serving oppressed communities. She has experience in developing & coordinating programs serving communities of color, the LGBTQ2S community, men, women, and children.

She has extensive experience coordinating international, national, regional, and local conferences and events. She has worked as an HIV/AIDS counselor and activist, coordinated substance abuse programs for pregnant women. She developed and coordinated domestic violence programs for batterers & survivors, developed and directed gang violence prevention programs and trained volunteers for sexual assault hotlines.  


Currently Ms. Toledo serves on several boards and committees to end Domestic Violence in Georgia and nationally. In addition, Ms. Toledo is an activist and has been an activist for the past 41 years in social justice movements fighting for liberation for all. She strongly believes that hope for a life free from oppression, violence and addiction is possible for all, therefore she serves on several committees to bend the arc of justice towards that goal. 


She is the Executive Director of Angels Recovery, Inc., and a world-renowned trauma therapist for survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and other traumas. Ms. Toledo presents on a variety of topics internationally, nationally, and locally to fulfill the mission that her mentors passed on to her. “Each One Teach One”, pass it on.