What we do
Our Library Social Worker provides free, confidential consultations to assist patrons with help and support in solving problems or coping with everyday challenges. We meet privately to discuss specific needs, provide information on relevant community resources and services, help with targeted referrals and advocacy, and provide education and support on a range of topics to enhance an individual or family’s well-being.
We share a commitment to helping people of all ages, and from all backgrounds, navigate through their unique challenges, actively helping patrons acquire the resources and support needed to thrive.
Our work is informed by professional education and certification/licensure and guided by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Professional Code of Ethics.
What we provide
- Individual consultations, in person or by phone, with patrons in need of help to identify solutions and resources to individual challenges and needs
- Information and referrals to needed community services – including, but not limited to, parent support, education, employment, medical care, mental health, substance abuse, housing, food, financial support programs, connections to local, county, state, and federal programs
- Coordination and collaboration with other service providers, to assist patrons in finding support, securing resources, or solving specific problems
- Assessment of community needs to respond with helpful library social work offerings
- Participation in community meetings to increase awareness and engagement with our library social work services and to develop meaningful partnerships
- Educational workshops on topics of interest and need
- Health, wellness, and mental health information, activities and workshops in alignment with the Mayors Wellness Initiative
How to reach us
To make an appointment, or learn more about how we can help, please contact us!