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Friends,

Did you know there are over 700,000 social workers in the U.S. confronting some of the most challenging issues in our communities and 83% of these workers are women?

March is Women’s History Month and Social Work Month, with March 16 designated as World Social Work Day. We are deeply proud to celebrate the valuable service of social workers who remain the backbone of our Urban Resource Institute and vital to the communities we serve. Social workers are needed now more than ever as we grapple with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and concurrent crises of increased domestic violence rates and homelessness. Social workers’ impact in positions and organizations tackling social problems have heroically helped individuals, families and communities rise up.

Social work is an essential service and helps change our communities for the better. Today and every day, we are proud of the URI social workers and all of our related staff who are at the forefront of helping our clients rebuild their lives and forge a sustainable future.

During Women’s History Month and National Social Work Month, I invite you to visit FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Linkedin where we are proudly spotlighting the women leaders and social workers who are driving towards the URI vision of a more equitable world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals and communities are safe, stable, and thriving.

If you have a social worker in your life, please thank them for their service during this month spotlighting their contributions. And as we also mark Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of women while continuing the work towards true gender equity and equality for all.

Nathaniel M. Fields
Chief Executive Officer
Urban Resource Institute

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