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March is National Social Work Month

Did you know that by 2030 there will be more than 782,000 social workers in the United States? This makes social work one of the fastest growing professions. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors, and facilitators in schools, clinics, hospitals, businesses, and government offices.

Social workers enhance human well-being and help meet basic and complex needs of all people, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Social work is different from other professions, because they focus both on the person and their environment. Social workers deal with the external factors that impact a person’s situation and outlook. And they create opportunities for assessment and intervention, to help clients and communities cope effectively with their reality and change that reality when necessary. Social workers help clients deal not only with how they feel about a situation but also with what they can do about it.

This month, we want to recognize the dedicated social workers of NWF who provide services to the children and adults in need in our community.

Spotlight on The McCurdy Foster Family

April 13, 2024
Ron and Denise McCurdy have been opening their home as foster parents for the children in their community since 2017. During this time, the family has committed to caring for twenty + children, four of which they...

NWF Health Connects

January 27, 2024
Life throws challenges our way and sometimes it feels overwhelming- especially when support seems distant. At NWF Health Network, we get it & we're here to help! No matter what you're facing, you're not alone....

Do you need Support?

January 21, 2024
Search and connect to support: financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost starts with our NWF Health Connects QR code. There are over 2,340 programs...

Christmas Adoptions in Circuit 14

January 03, 2024
Judge Russell Roberts finalized the adoptions of four families this morning in Bay County! Christmas Day adoptions are a tradition NWF Health Network has celebrated for the last six years. The children, ranging from six...