March is Social Worker’s Month. Our Social Services Department, featuring a full staff of Masters-level professional social workers, make up a crucial ingredient of what we affectionately refer to as East Side House’s “special sauce.” Each ESH program is enriched by wraparound social services provided by our social workers—giving each student, and their families, the services they need to succeed.
On a day to day basis, the team manages multiple roles, which on the ground may look like counseling a student who’s in crisis, connecting a family to public benefits, providing clothing or food for families, or even training the social work interns that we host each year. Each day offers a new challenge.
This month we salute our social workers, who are the foundation of each of our programs.