Community-based human services organizations are essential in addressing human service needs and often provide assistance in instances of crisis. These agencies are involved with entities such as domestic violence shelters, job training, employment programs, child care centers, foster care, child protection, prisoner reentry and day programs for seniors and the developmentally and intellectually disabled (Norris-Tirrell, 2014). These services are often play pivotal roles in promotion of the overall quality of life for the vulnerable individuals and communities that are served. Non-profit human service organizations have historically been challenged during times of economic down-turn; to find or maintain adequate funding (Mosely, Maronick, …show more content…
I would feel compelled to exhaust all efforts to partner with other government agencies, private businesses and the community to raise funds in an attempt to prevent closing one of my centers. I would have to look at potential ways to decrease my expenditures. This may mean that I had to avoid adding any new programs or even reduce programs that I currently offer to only the most essential and beneficial ones. I would have to determine if it would be more cost effective to consolidate jobs and reduce workforce across the board or to close a center. Laying off a couple of individual employees would not be ideal but it would affect less people than closing an office that serves entire communities. There is also the potential to allow employees whose jobs do not have to be in a dedicated office to become telecommuters. Promoting staff to telecommute would reduce the expenditures that are spent on rent, utilities, building insurance and other expenses associated with running a brick and mortar
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The strategy of CAMBA’s Park Slope Women MICA Shelter is a long-term plan of sustained growth of customer care in New York City. They are strategic when it comes to meeting the pressing needs of New York City dwellers. To begin with, they have identified that mental illness and drugs and substance abuse renders many city dwellers homeless and desperate. Most of the dwellers are hopeless with nowhere else to turn to and CAMBA’s Park Slope Women Shelter comes in as a source of hope for them. This strategy reflects the correct planning on the side of their leaders. This is evident from the fact that market share should be just adequate to cater for the present needs of the community (Drucker et al., 2008). However, over the last few years they
Aged Care system is to provide a wide range of services to the older people in Australia in both a residential and community setting. (Aged
Human services is a profession developed in response to the direction of human needs and human problems in the 1960's (Taylor,2015) Characterized by an appreciation of human beings in all of their diversity, human services offers assistance to its clients within the context of their communities and environments (Taylor,2015) The educator of Human service professional, guide to promote and motivate the distinctive values and characteristics of human services. Therefore, human service professionals sustain integrity and ethics of the job, encourage clients, communities, and magnify their own professional development. Some of the basic values of the human services profession include respecting the dignity and happiness of clients; promoting self-determination; respecting cultural differences; advocating for social equality; and to act with integrity, honor, kindness and fairness. Human service professionals utilize these standards in ethical and professional decision making (O’Brien,2010) Conflicts can occur from the code and laws, policies in the work place, cultural practices, credentialing boards, and personal beliefs (O’Brien,2010) A Human service professional should display their ethical-decision making during situations to assure they’re making careful choices.
One of their issues with staffing physicians is the local competition. They are either employed with other managed care facilities, contractually obligated to another facility, or have other priorities. Due to the number of patients, they are outgrowing their current facility and looking to expand. They have found an ideal location, but would have to invest $500,000 to remodel as well as $479,000 to purchase the building. Although the new location would appeal to Medicaid patients and the insured population, Mrs. Marrs is unsure if the time is perfect to expand.
It is a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you as well. I agree with your reply from my above statement with your statement “I have found the principles to be so important, not only to my work life, but also to my daily life.” While working in this field has continued to show me that having principles when working with individuals is important to maintain their wellness and recovery and to ensure that providers in any human services field are helping with daily activities either with family, school,or work to be conveyed in a way that supports an individual’s needs and goals. From the viewpoint of the individual to improve and maintain their faith, understanding of their abilities and disabilities, enjoyment of an active
In the wake of many recent tragedies including both those created by nature as well as those caused by man, we have seen the number the human service organizations grow beyond leaps and bounds. However how these agencies interact with their clients can play a valuable role when these clients come in to receive services. In trying to meet the needs of all those in the wake of such tragedies, it is often hard to understand how someone can also empower others within the agency that is offering services. In the light of helping everyone, many agencies are now implementing services now geared or
Collaboration among organization members and community stakeholders is very important, we must begin to study and understand nonprofits not merely as organizations housed within four walls but as catalysts that work within, and change, entire systems. The most effective of these groups employ a strategy of leverage, using government, business, the public, and other nonprofits as forces for good, helping them deliver even greater social change than they could possibly achieve alone (Crutchfield, 2012). There is also an understanding that community partnerships and assistance from caring individuals will be of a great benefit to the organization and the young men they serve. The different chapters in the organization are funded through member dues, grants and contributions from corporations, foundations, individuals and combined federal
Julian Lambert is a case manager for the newly open office of Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency, Inc. in New River shopping center. Although he is not a professional social worker, he is well aware of the needs of the population and the importance of providing and linking them with resources. He gave me useful information and his insightful perspective about the resources available and missing in the community, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the area.
Companies closing or laying-off workers has left many un- and under-employed. Once a family begins operating at a deficit, recovery becomes more difficult. Without significant savings or familial support, circumstances may conspire to render families homeless through foreclosure or eviction. Once a family has lost stable housing and employment, regaining it may prove to be an insurmountable hurdle that may only be scaled with the assistance of the community.
In our great nation, nonprofit organizations have played a critical role in helping people in need by providing education, training, residences, counseling, and in‑kind and cash support. Our nations has called upon nonprofit agencies, to take the leading role in American society in addressing social problems. Their belief in the efficacy of nonprofits combined with the current political and financial constraints on government spending, suggests an even larger service role for nonprofit organizations. We know that politics is complexed in its operating environment. There is a real danger when we choose to ignore the complexity of government and how it
The Human Services Organization I analyzed is New Beginnings. New Beginnings is an agency that provides sexual assault support services in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties. The clients of this organization have all been affected by sexual assault or child sexual abuse. Issues within clients are best described as acute trauma responses or chronic trauma, such as sexual difficulties or loss of trust. In order to analyze this agency as efficiently as possible, I interviewed Terri Crowe, the Advocacy Coordinator, from New Beginnings. Terri was able to provide very useful information regarding this organization and how it ticks. Although New Beginnings provides services to seven different counties, there are
Over the years the population in California has increased and we are seeing more people enrolled in the social services. We are fortunate to have human services to help the less fortunate. As social workers noted; it is not an easy job to help one’s clients, but are committed to help and make a difference in their life (Merrill-Payne). Social services are comprised of general assistance, food stamps, Medi-Cal, children services, older adult-services, mental health, and drug abuse. There are many non-profit organizations that are there to help the community, but the counties offer many programs that are Medi-Cal based to help the community. Regardless of all the programs offered by the County or any non-profit organizations is the social
My interest in community organizing and building began with the passion and knowledge for the well-being of others my father instilled in my life. My father was the late Chief Elmer Manatowa Jr of the Sac and Fox Nation, Native Tribe of Oklahoma. I have been an active Governing Council member (all adult members) of my Tribe for many years. I landed my first real job, Planning Department secretary, after taking a business course at the local technical .school. In that position, I had the opportunity to attend a Tribal Sovereignty Symposium organized by the Federal, State, and Tribal organizations. This was my first taste of community organizing and community building. It was the fourth symposium of its kind. The topics included Indian law, environmental issues, law enforcement, juvenile justice, arts, taxation, spirituality, preservation, state compacts, and Tribal immunity. There were two Senate Bills, 299 and 667. Bill 299 allowed certain protections for protecting land royalties and mineral rights. The protections included oil and mineral operator’s exclusion from drilling on individually owned Indian Country lands. Bill 667 referred to the health and human service regarding Indians.