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Fostering Hope

Social Work Appreciation

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Apr 26, 2019 by Jonathan Reid

Day after day, unseen to most of us, social workers in the child welfare profession serve some of our most vulnerable, at-risk neighbors, including both children in foster care and children at-risk of entering foster care.

March was National Social Work month and our Fostering Hope North Shore network wanted to express appreciation to their area DCF office for the daily work they do in this very challenging field. Ten churches collaborated on a special Day of Appreciation to honor and encourage them for their service.

The churches along with some generous community partners provided among other things:

  • Handwritten “Thank You” cards and gifts for each employee
  • Breakfast, lunch, an ice cream sundae bar, as well as coffee and snacks throughout the day.
  • Appreciation cards and posters throughout the office written by children adopted through DCF, foster families, and children from local churches 
  • A photo booth for workers to take fun photos alone or together
  • They even brought in a couple of therapy dogs!

The North Shore Network had a great day interacting with social work professionals. It was a joy to celebrate and honor them for their important work, as well as remind them that they are making a difference in our community!

If YOU know a social work professional, consider how you might encourage them in some tangible way. It just might be the encouragement they need!

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