Social work careers can help homeless veterans
The Way Station will soon be opened to help homeless female veterans in Maryland, the Herald Mail reports. Advocates hope the 27-bed shelter will be opened by this summer.
The project will mark a partnership between Way Station, two federal agencies – the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Labor – and three state agencies – the Maryland Departments of Community Development, Housing and Health and Mental Hygiene – according to the news source.
The Way Station program, which is also called Welcome Home, has operated a 16-bed home in the state for male veterans. The new shelter will therefore be an expansion of the transition home for men.
When the female program is completed, it will be run by Jo Ann Dooley, a licensed clinical social worker, according to the news source.
Individuals who have already started their social work careers, such as veterans health administration social workers, can help these people by identifying and treating the complex problems and needs they and their families face, according to Help Starts Here. Many of these professionals also have disaster relief training and volunteer to respond to national crises.
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