Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Category: social work

January 31, 2015

Update, announcement, invitation

In this post, you’re getting an update, an announcement, and an invitation. First, the update: Back in December, I started a new part-time job at Door of Hope, an amazing non-profit organization whose mission is equipping homeless families to rebuild their lives. Given my social work experience addressing homelessness back in Hawaii, I’ve been thankful for the...

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March 29, 2014

Social work and me

She was only nineteen, apparently old enough to experience homelessness, single motherhood, domestic violence and the judicial system. As she sat quietly in my cubicle, I tried to obtain some basic information, the colors of her designer handbag echoing louder than any voice in that cold, sterile building. My task: Help her find a job...

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January 25, 2011

Socialization, the Bible and mental illness

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick.” –Matthew 9:6 True story. Last night, the instructor for my mental health practice course referenced the fact that people who are diagnosed with a severe mental illness will sometimes wander into churches because “they want to see Jesus.” Makes sense, I thought. If the...

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