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The next CSWA lunch event at Candler Hospital Marsh Auditorium is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th! Dr. Kelly Erola will be presenting on the Palliative role of the Social Worker within the Hospice setting. Dr. Erola is the current Cheif Medical Officer at Hospice Savannah, Inc. She also serves as a Physician leader of the Steward Center for Palliative Care, Inc. She is sure to bring a wealth of information from her experiences. Networking and check-in will begin at 11:30am and the presentation will run from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Registration is recommended, please click here to claim your spot!

It was a successful event at St. Leo’s! Although it was initially planned for three agencies to present, one agency representative was unfortunately unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. As such, two very knowledgeable and well-connected women spoke about their passion and their agencies to let their colleagues know what kind of services are available in the area.  Everyone in attendance received a wealth of information about the FORCE and HELP programs.

Please mark your calendars for the next St. Leo’s sponsored event which will be held in October on Friday the 16th. We are hoping the change in day will allow more members to attend. Keep an eye out for emails in the future regarding registration and topic information. If you were unable to attend the event at St. Leo’s on 7/16, read on for a recap of the presentations!

Schenelle Johnson is the Savannah Outreach Coordinator for the FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer) Health Program located at the Fresh Fire Church on Bull Street. Their programs are geared towards offering support and services for women, men, and their families as they are going through treatment for breast and prostate cancer. They offer services like healthy meals, childcare, support groups, transportation, educational materials, and comfort bags, as well as community referrals and genetic counseling. They are always looking for volunteers to assist in fundraising and leading events. Their services are available to anyone looking for support.  Ms. Johnson can be reached by phone @912-436-4500 or by email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: facingourrisk.org/savannah

Destiny Crenshaw is the Program Manager with the Effingham County United Way program, Hope For Everyone Looking for Provisions (HELP). She shared her own experience with financial insecurity and struggles leading her down the path to offer services to assist individuals and families in gaining financial independence through empowerment and community referrals. If individuals do not meet the eligibility criteria for this program, referrals will be made to the appropriate service provider to ensure the community is getting the services it needs. Her program offers career readiness workshops, access to income and work supports, financial, emotional, and wellness workshops, employment opportunity referrals, computer lab, and follow-up consultations. An aspect of the program also requires participants to “give back” to the community through volunteering. More information about this program can be obtained by phone @912-826-5300 x116 or by email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.EffinghamCONNECT.com  

The CSWA-S 2015 Legislative Luncheon has been scheduled for Tuesday September 22 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Savannah State University. Please be aware that this date has changed from previous dates proposed. Networking and check-in will begin at 11am, followed by lunch being served at 11:30 and the programming beginning shortly after. This will be a great opportunity to hear our CSWA and legislative members speak on issues important to our profession. If you are interested in presenting an issue you are passionate about, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration is now open on the event registration page

Thank you, 
Annette Gubert, LCSW

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