WCSU department of social work focuses on helping the homeless

DANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University department of social work has scheduled several events this spring to bring awareness and help to the area’s homeless population. The culmination of their efforts will be the “Uniting as One” event that will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012, in the Bill Williams Gymnasium in Berkshire Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

The WCSU department of social work’s “drive committee” has been collecting clothing and toiletries that will be distributed at the April 13 event that will provide the homeless population of Danbury with free services provided by 11 local agencies including: Paul Mitchell and David’s barber shop; the AIDS project; Green Chimneys; and LASO, the university’s Latin American Student Organization, which will provide translation services as needed. Lunch will also be served. For more information, send an email to williams280@connect.wcsu.edu.

Social workers and social work students interested in advocating on behalf of the homeless also convened at the annual Beatrice K. Nemzer Social Work Symposium on Wednesday, April 4, at Western’s Midtown Student Center.

For more information about the WCSU department of social work, call (203) 837-8410.

 

 

 

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