Social Workers for Community Empowerment

Everyday social workers around the world touch the lives of millions on a people.  Social workers are leaders, advocates, and champions helping others to overcome challenges so they can live up to their full potential.

At Orpe Human Rights Advocates Charities, 13 percent of our staff are social workers.  Whether it is comforting those suffering a loss or trauma, standing up to protect children and vulnerable populations, or helping those going through a devastating medical or mental health issue, social workers work tirelessly to improve lives and communities.

Orpe Human Rights Advocates Community empowerment program, aims to empower with families in hardship in becoming financially self-sufficient.  Most of families in many areas struggle to get their basic needs met, and of the areas even lack adequate transportation, food, and healthcare options.

The program is expected to be made up of nine full-time United States Institute of Leadership and Diplomacy's graduate students who will be pursuing Master’s in Social Work.  Participants are expected to attend school at no cost in exchange for three years of work, as a social worker in OHRA social programs around the world,  upon graduation.

The Community Empowerment social program is set up to create a cadre of social workers to walk with families in economically challenged areas to help them achieve increased personal and economic capital while also becoming their own change agents. The OHRA CE social program provides the opportunity for Orpe Human Rights Advocates to more easily reach out and do some good  in underserved communities.

Unlike a traditional social worker, participants of the OHRA CE Social program meet with clients where they are located.  To help familiarized  with the opportunities provided by the program of social enterprise. As the program continues, the goal is to ensure clients have access to social workers.

We know poverty and lack of access social services can reduce a person’s ability to navigate through life’s challenges, and as with all our programs and services Orpe Human Rights Charity strives to ensure our work inspires hope and builds futures. It is our goal that social workers at the Orpe Human Rights Advocates  will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of their clients and communities.

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