Community Programs in the School of Social WorkTitle: Social Work Outreach Service (SWCOS)
Description: SWCOS concentrates its efforts in vulnerable communities and with people who have been marginalized:
To identify and build the capacities of individuals, families, communities and community-based organizations to solve their problems;
To demonstrate that the problems our society faces are solvable by creating, implementing, evaluating and publicizing model solutions;
To demonstrate to the larger society that all of its members have something valuable to contribute to the problem solving process;
To remind people that inclusion and participation of all will lead to more effective solutions;
To inspire people to enter this exciting struggle for social justice and to create new professional roles in this struggle; and
To inspire and strengthen the profession to take a stronger role in the solution of society's problems.
SWCOS operates a variety of innovative programs in the Baltimore area, many of which are collaborative efforts with community organizations. The program's impact is far reaching through development, implementation and evaluation of effective outreach and community based services for underserved individuals, families and communities. Community based services are provided by graduate social work interns who are supervised by faculty. SWCOS touches the lives of thousands of Maryland citizens each year in its collaborative efforts.
School(s): Social Work
Community Served: Citywide
School System Served:
Program Timeframe: Continuous