JFCS recognizes National Social Work Month

National Social Work Month 2023

By Jill Kozberg • JFCS Mental Health and Senior Services Director

March is National Social Work Month, in which we have the opportunity to honor and celebrate the social workers who impact our lives every day. JFCS is proud to have so many social workers on our staff.

Our organization’s mission is to provide essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need. The goals of social work are very much aligned with our mission. The three main goals of social work are to help relieve people’s suffering, fight for social justice, and improve lives and communities, according to the National Association of Social Work (NASW).

JFCS and the profession of social work have evolved together for well over 100 years. Together we have worked to help immigrants, fight for social justice, advocate for equal opportunities for all, and work to help people overcome poverty.

The theme for Social Work Month 2023 is Social Work Breaks Barriers. The NASW states, “Social workers have broken barriers that have prevented people and communities from thriving for over a century.”

JFCS celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of all our staff and, this month, we especially celebrate all of our social workers!