Natalie Rentas, LMSW
Senior Staff Social Worker
As the Senior Staff Social Worker, Natalie provides direct services, including supportive counseling and case management, to young survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) aged 24 and under.
Natalie began her career as a volunteer at Safe Horizon’s Queens Child Advocacy Center, while pursuing an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. Natalie received honors for excellence in her studies and was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma- the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Following obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, she was hired by Safe Horizon. During her five year tenure with Safe Horizon, Natalie worked with youth and adult survivors of intimate partner violence in various settings, including a residential domestic violence shelter, the Bronx Family and Criminal Courts and the Domestic Violence Police Program, where she was assigned to the domestic violence unit of PSA (Police Service Area) 4 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Three years into her career, Natalie enrolled in Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work. During her graduate studies, she studied abroad in Israel where she explored the criminal justice response to intimate partner violence. Natalie obtained a Master of Social Work with a concentration in clinical work with individuals and families.
Born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and spending many years as a resident of the Bronx, Natalie is devoted to delivering services to young survivors from all communities. Natalie’s passion lies in continuing to impact lives in a positive way through collaboration, education and the delivery of social services.