Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Serving homeless clients in all areas of health

Case Manager Training Specialist Anisha Perez-Miller
and some of the residents of Willow Avenue Family
Residence who participated in the Fitness/Wellness
 workshop in March.

"For the month of March, the social service team was busy once again conducting a series of workshops in honor of Social Work and Social Service Appreciation month, a total of 6 workshops were held at various sites including at Springfield (2 workshops held on Budgeting for your Health- financial planning), Franklin (stress management), Ali Forney (Stress management), Willow (Fitness/Wellness) and Ward’s Island (Creative Art Expression). Social service team members also co-facilitated workshops with Health Education staff in March including a Teen Violence workshop at Willow and a “Let’s Talk About Sex” workshop at Jackson. Finally, the social service team had a total of 247 visits this month among a total of 177 patients.  

"I continue to be very proud of my team for their continued exceptional work. It’s a clear testament of how the contributions made by the donors help our staff go above and beyond in servicing clients in all areas of health, not just social services."
-Lynette Verges, Director of Social Work