The month of March is National Social Workers Month, where we can honor and show extra appreciation for all of the social workers around the country. There are nearly 720,000 social workers in the United States, and that number is projected to increase by 12% by the end of this decade, making social work one of the fastest-growing professions in the country. Social Workers have played critical roles in the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements. They were huge contributors to social programs that many of us constantly use, such as minimum wage, a 40-hour workweek, Social Security, and Medicare. Many individuals want to become social workers because of the life-affirming services that social workers provide and continue to be needed more and more than ever. This is especially true as our nation still recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, economic inequality, and other crises. Making the theme for National Social Workers Month perfect, The Time is Right for Social Work.
This year we especially want to highlight all of the social workers at Compass Health who make such a difference in our clients’ lives and help our agency be as successful as it is. Thank you to all of our Care Coordinators, Case Managers, and Clinicians for all of your hard work and dedication.
Here are some more facts achievements that social workers have been a part of:
- » Fought for civil and voting rights for people of color
- » Protested American intervention in wars
- » Achieved the minimum wage and safer workplaces for poor people
- » Expanded reproductive and employment rights for American women
- » Supported marriage and employment protections for LGBT people
- »Advocated for immigrants seeking asylum
Thank you to all the social workers who make a difference in someone’s life daily. Your dedication and hard work do not go unnoticed.