The Social Work Initiative (SWI) embodies a diverse and wide range of programs, from traditional Case Management services to Life Coaching and Advocacy. In addition to assisting clients in accessing and maintaining specific services, SWI activities may also include negotiation and advocacy for services, consultation with providers, and navigation through the service delivery system, supportive coaching, and general client education.
The goal of the S.W.I. is to promote and support independence and self-sufficiency via the following curriculums:
- Life Coaching/Mentoring– Which may unlock a person’s potential to maximize their performance. It concentrates on where the clients are today and what things they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future.
- Skills Acquisition – Explores the personal skills needed for successful social communication and interaction. Advocacy – Refers to negotiations or communication to effectively assert the interests of the clients. In many instances, the client may be taught to self-advocate.