During National Social Work Month, the Neighborhood Health Clinic would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Raquel Gonzalez and Laura Tabone, who provide social services to Clinic patients. Thank you also to Margot Escott and Ellen Harris who volunteer with the Healthy Lifestyles Program and Jodi Wheeler who sees our patients in her private practice.
The primary mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.
Neighborhood Health Clinic patients are eligible for consultation with an experienced and licensed Clinical Social Worker or psychotherapist. If a patient is exhibiting signs of extreme stress or depression, or has been diagnosed with a profound medical condition, they are referred to the social services program. The social workers meet with patients for a 30-minute session to provide information about resources and offer emotional support. When more extensive therapy or counseling is deemed appropriate, patients are referred to community resources.
Thank you, Raquel Gonzalez, Laura Tabone, Margo Escott, Ellen Harris and Jodi Wheeler.