The power of a $20 donation helps but this $20 donation goes an even longer way when it's coupled with efforts, awareness and publicity of the cause!
This is what the #pushupchallenge is about! The donations from the sponsors is stretched many many times when we do the push-ups and share about this cause on our own social media networks!
So let's press on and multiply our efforts a HUNDRED fold!!! #reachyouthservice#youthwork#socialwork#sfworks#solutionfocused
Kontrasternas värld 🧨. Ena sekunden superskôj och high life med klienter som en superhjältinna 🦸🏻♀️, andra sekunden supertrôk och pappersarbete på kontoret som en riktig soctant 👩🏻💼.
Tur att det är fredag asså 🙌🏽. Och också min första nästan hellediga helg sen typ 90-talet 💫.
Have you ever questioned the bail system that is engrained in our justice system??? Why does America set bail? 🤔
We are told the purpose of bail is to keep those who are dangerous or a flight-risk in jail. Yet, the main criteria for whether you will released to await your court date in the comfort of your own home is your socioeconomic status. 💰
If you or someone you know can afford to pay your bail than you get out of jail and escape the harsh realities of America’s prison system.
But if you are unable to pay your bail than you are forced to endure the hardships that come along with being incarcerated... BEFORE you are proven guilty.. when you are supposedly in the stage of being innocent until proven guilty. Sometimes for months or even years! 🤨😠 Where is the logic behind this system?! #socialwork#prisonreform
| Bosman Family Vineyards |
After hearing about this special farm over a year ago, finally I was able to visit. 8 generations of Bosmans have been farming in the area - but what makes this farm so special, is the dedication to community development. The family’s first ancestor, Hermanus Bosman, was a caregiver who worked in the Cape and played a central role in community development and social upliftment.
220 years and the people who make the farm what it is are still just as important as the world-class wine they produce. I had the privilege of not only tasting some special wines, but also directing the community choir for the evening - more in my stories. Thanks to Neil at @bosmanwines for the tour and introducing me to the farm.
I’m writing a series on the the Western Cape wine regions. Previous ones on @food24_sa & my blog. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀_____________________
On today’s street outreach...
One common misconception about folks experiencing homelessness is that they are incapable of having/taking care of pets. I strongly disagree. In fact, I would argue the opposite. Folks experiencing homelessness CHERISH their pets. They love them beyond measure; these pets are often given priority over their own lives. And think about this — these pets are watched, pampered, petted and played with all around the clock. I know my dog spends at least 4 hours home alone each day while I work.
5 hours ago009
Halfway through writing another long-a** grad school paper (this time, on Human Behavior) and relying on gratitude and purpose to energize and motivate me through the last few remaining pages.
Let me be real when I tell you that I had NO idea grad school - social work, at that - would be as challenging as it is. The full time requirement, 100% required effort to learn new complex and dynamic ideas, the relentless emotional toll, and the ceaseless compassion fatigue (to name a few)... it’s A LOT.
Oh gosh, but it is so unbelievably worth it. I sit here writing this long essay, feeling as tired as a newborn baby (who, also, wants to take 3-5 daily naps), yet I’m gratified.
I don’t know what this post is about. Perhaps I’m just avoiding finishing my paper. But I think I’m trying to tell y’all that you can achieve whatever it is that you seek, whatever it is that you dream. You’ll have to work your cute little tush off, and it’ll be challenging, and you’ll have to find your inner strength that lives deep within you... but it is absolutely possible.
Put in the work... see what you’re capable of. 💛
Yesssssss. Years ago I discovered a talent I never knew I had. I decided to give a chance to children with disabilities. How can I love my sister and not give unto others and she has been given. She worked through cerebral palsy with much help and miraculously ended up getting 4.0's and helped coauthor books.? So of course I'll help! Later, I was told by a manager who had abusive measures that maybe this wasn't my road, to do other things. I didn't listen and can now look at where UVU and I have gotten without those abusive measures. Congratulations UVU. Keep it up