Social Service Agency Interview
Dr. Sonia Kennedy, Ed. D, MSW, LSW
Human Service Agency Interview
San Jose Obrero Mission statement:
“San Jose Obrero Mission is a haven for women and children or men in crisis as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term. Our individualized approach equips clients with the tools needed to gain lasting independence. By providing safe, interim housing, vocational training and job placement assistance, life skills training and basic nutritional, clothing, medical and hygienic support, SJOM gives its clients the tools to stay off the streets for good. Participants are empowered to take charge of their lives, gain permanent housing and gain lasting independence.”
In interviewing the agency “San Jose Obrero Mission” it was found that there are two shelters, one serving women and children which is named “Families in Crisis” and the other serving men called “Men in Crisis.” The person that was interviewed at “FIC” would be another case manager. Her load consists of 50 women plus children although not all women have children some are single. Patricia the case manager whom was interviewed had much to speak upon. She came from an elementary school where she obtained two masters. Here at San Jose Obrero Mission she is the case manager, she indicates that she has never done so much work one-on-one with women with problems and children. As a principal she never did as much work until now.
The program consists of a 120-day program within this time range the household would have completed successful into obtaining their own living headquarters. The program involves housing placements and case management services. They provide services for each individual and are as follows: financial literacy, family counseling, career training, Life skills, parenting classes if needed, job training, medical support, hygiene support,...