Case Study Of Waterbury

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Historical Overview As Maya Angelou once said, “Diversity makes for a rich tapestry. We must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter their colour; equal in importance no matter their texture.” Maya Angelou stated this quote beautifully because as a social workers, it’s important to be able to understand that although clients come from all different backgrounds, they are still human. Still human in the fact that they have feelings and should be treated equally no matter where they come from, their gender, or their race. Having an understanding of where a client comes from when trying to support them is crucial. It will not only give the social worker insight into issues the client may be facing, but overall it makes them more well rounded. The community that will be assessed in this paper is Waterbury. Waterbury is a city located in New Haven county. According to the City of Waterbury website, “The original settlement of Waterbury was 1672 in the Town Plot section. In 1686, the settlement was admitted as the 28th town in the Connecticut colony. The name…show more content…
It is 100 percent urban (City Data, 2017). According to CT Data, “In 2011-2015, Waterbury had a population of 109,551. The projected population of Waterbury in 2020 is expected to be 112,571” (CT Data, 2016). Each year, the population of Waterbury has risen, so it’s expected that in a few years from now the population will be higher. Based off the information from the CT Data website, within the population of 109,551, 25.1 percent are in poverty (CT Data, 2016). This is a high number to think about considering 25.1 percent is approximately 27,497 people living in poverty. Although this is a high number to think about, it’s not very surprising because the median household income in Waterbury is $40,467 (CT Data, 2016). Compared to many other towns in Connecticut, Waterbury has a very low median household
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