National Social Work Month

By Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.
March 1, 2022

We have made it to March, which signals warmer and longer spring days, along with more opportunities to spend time outdoors. As our ancestors did before us, we will prepare the earth for gardens not only to sustain families but provide beneficial activity for elders.

March is also National Social Work Month. It’s a time that recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need.

The Choctaw Nation Community Based Social Work Program serves Choctaw individuals and families. Since it is a community-based program, services are taken directly to the community, and assistance is given there where families are more comfortable. The program’s primary goal is to assist Choctaw families in locating resources to help meet immediate needs.

“Social Work Month is a way to celebrate a great profession and a great time to appreciate the many professionals who work to provide services to our Choctaw tribal members,” noted Linda Goodwin, Program Director of Outreach Services.

The Choctaw Nation Community Based Social Work Program currently has 24 social workers that provide generalist social work, with an emphasis on general welfare and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) general assistance. If you need assistance, contact their office at 580-326-8304.