March is social work month

Caren Witt

Caren Witt


Each March, the National Association of Social Work recognizes how social workers and case managers have enriched our society and how their services continue to be needed.

Douglas County Social Services’ mission is to offer supportive services to county residents in need of assistance. Through individualized case planning, programs are designed specifically for an individual’s unique needs and situations. Individuals and families can expect to be empowered with the tools and support necessary for long-term self-sufficiency. This month is used to inform the public about the amazing profession and spotlight the programs and resources offered throughout the community.

The theme for 2022’s Social Work Month is “The Time is Right for Social Work,” which underscores the contributions social workers and case managers have made upon the nation for more than a century. This theme emphasizes the essential role of timely action and intervention.

“Social workers address a wide variety of concerns, issues, and populations,” said Douglas County Social Services Manager Caren Witt. “I would like the community to be aware that March is Social Work Month and to grow in their understanding of the services and resources offered not only through Douglas County Social Services, but also the many other agencies and nonprofits throughout our community. The pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on our daily living. Social workers, case managers, and other service providers are facing increasingly complex client needs. Social work practice brings an expertise grounded in meeting the individual where they are. Therefore, social workers continue to focus on improving conditions of daily living in a changing environment.” 

To learn more, visit the Douglas County Social Services website at

Programs from Douglas County Social Services include:

Adult Day Club

Community Health Nurse

Homemaker Program

Social Services

Workforce Development

Resource Center

Community Outreach



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