Sometimes a social worker is the right person for the police’s job

Today, June 17th, I took a sick day. That lasted until about 5:00 when I was informed that a homeless person I knew had barricaded themselves in a public bathroom inside a building that was closing. Shortly after I was called the first time somebody dialed 911 and asked for the police. I was calledContinue reading “Sometimes a social worker is the right person for the police’s job”

Things I’ve Learned While Working Within Poverty Programs

Outsiders act like I am working with slime covered hardened criminals. I hear a lot of “Someone has to do it, I am glad it isn’t me” and “How do you stomach THOSE people?” The closer you are to living at or below the poverty line – the more you hate poor people in general.Continue reading “Things I’ve Learned While Working Within Poverty Programs”

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