Human Service Interview

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As a Human Service major what better way to learn more about the profession than from someone who has experience in the field. I chose to interview a friend of mine, Florence Martus. Mrs. Martus is employed through the city of Fredericksburg, VA with the Department of Social Services. This agency is located at 608 Jackson St, Suite 100 Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Virginia Department of Social Services provides many services to the public such as, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Adoption, Child Care Assistance, Refugee Resettlement Service, and Child and Adult Protective Services. From conducting this interview I have learned how much the Department of Social Services…show more content…
The agency receives funding from Local, Federal, and State government. This agency provides services to the city residents (22401 Jurisdiction). There are several services that clients can apply for without needing references such as, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Fuel and Cooling Assistance. For other services such as Adult Protective Services/Adult Services (APS), Child Protective Services (CPS) and Foster Care the agency receives referrals from anonymous entities, police officers, and other community…show more content…
After this assignment I have learned that Department of Social Services provides a lot of different services to those in need. Just from hearing and reading stories those who work in the field of Social Services aren’t always given a good rep, especially those who work in Child Protective Services. From doing this interview I was pleasantly surprised as to how much work Social Workers do to provide children with a safe and stable environment. There is a lot that goes into what they do every day. I have always known I want to work with children. I am not certain yet exactly what area I want to work with yet. I have considered Child Protective Services, Adoption and Foster Care Agencies, or working in a group home with children. I am sure as I continue my degree in Human Services and do my field observation and internship that it will help guide me in the direction of what I want to do with my degree. At the moment I know I will make a
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