News | May 2016 | by Stephanie Burford, Practicum Student
Jamila Pullum, Dr. Esther Langston, Stephanie Burford, Raylene Simons, Terri Thomas
Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. The UNLV Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach’s Family Support Services division celebrated Social Work Month by volunteering at the 13th Annual Veteran Stand Down at Cashman Center during March 16-17.
The U.S. Vets hosted event brought comprehensive services to hundreds of homeless and at-risk veterans in Southern Nevada. More than eight hundred veterans received medical care, dental screenings, employment, legal and financial assistance, housing placement, counseling and other services in one convenient location. Dozens of community organizations sponsored and provided services for the Veterans Stand Down event.
The mission of the Family Support Services division is to provide traditional and innovative services to The Center’s at-risk program participants, and advocate for their well-being and identify underlying issues that affect personal and academic success.
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