Jewish Family Service celebrates National Social Work Month in March

by | Feb 28, 2014 | Other News

Each year in March, Jewish Family Service recognizes its social workers and case managers during National Social Work Month. The month is designed to help raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone. This year’s theme is “All People Matter,” because JFS social workers and case managers, along with social workers across the globe, believe that all people have dignity and deserve respect.

Betty Ann Levin, JFS executive director, says, “Our highly trained social workers and case managers know how daunting and immobilizing life’s tragedies and obstacles can be. But they also witness the sheer determination of countless individuals and families to achieve different—and better —lives.” Sometimes, all it takes to help people get on the right path is guidance toward what is possible. Other times, social workers are an immediate lifeline in crisis—providing access to resources and new life options.

“We salute our social workers and case managers for their caring commitment to our clients every day,” says Levin.

Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.