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March Is National Social Work Month: Social Workers Work to Inspire Community Action While Facing Threats of Budget Cuts
Date:2/28/2010

Social workers across the state help vulnerable populations like these to secure basic needs. Many of them continue to provide services despite the lack of resources and slow rate of reimbursement from the state. Further budget cuts threaten to close down vital agencies and resources and yet, these individuals continue to service those in need. It is in honor of these dedicated social workers that the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter (NASW IL) designates March as National Professional Social Work Month.

Illinois (PRWEB) February 28, 2010 -- Social workers work in communities all over Illinois. In schools and hospitals, nursing homes and veterans agencies, social workers can be found helping individuals and families in their communities. It may be in aiding a young student with autism, providing mental health services to a returning veteran, or helping a young mother find health care for herself and her newborn. Social workers across the state help vulnerable populations like these to secure basic needs. Many of them continue to provide services despite the lack of resources and slow rate of reimbursement from the state. Further budget cuts threaten to close down vital agencies and resources and yet, these individuals continue to service those in need. It is in honor of these dedicated social workers that the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter (NASW IL) designates March as National Professional Social Work Month.

This year’s National Professional Social Work Month theme is Social Workers Inspire Community Action. During the month of March, NASW IL will be hosting events across the state to honor social work leaders. In the spirit of inspiring community action, NASW IL is also hosting a fundraiser to benefit victims of the Haitian earthquake. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Kingston Mines from 5:30–7:30p
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