March is National Social Worker Appreciation Month and this year’s theme is “All People Matter.” All through the month, SEIU 721 celebrated the hard work that social workers perform for our communities.
Highlights include SEIU 721 Riverside County social workers being honored by the Board of Supervisors, worksite lunch meetings held around the county and a special lunch for Medical Social Workers at Riverside County Regional Medical Center.
SEIU 721 also placed an ad in the Riverside Press Enterprise and Desert Sun. “I’m proud to be a social worker and I am honored the Board of Supervisors recognized the great work my co-workers and I do for Riverside County residents every day. We truly care about the people we serve. For us, all people matter.”-D.J. Williams, Riverside County CSSW V
At an intimate gathering at RCRMC, Social Workers were told by SEIU 721 President Bob Schoonover how important their contribution is to our union and society.
“SEIU 721 has a long history of representing social workers. We thank you for your caring service in making our communities better.”-Bob Schoonover, SEIU 721 President
Hospital representatives also spoke, including RCRMC CEO Lowell Johnson and Assistant Hospital Administrator Luis Orozco. Both men acknowledged the professionalism of the Social Workers and praised their ability to work with and through the changes going on at the hospital. At other Social Work sites, members visited during lunch meetings and received acknowledgment for their work.
At other Social Work sites, members visited during lunch meetings and received acknowledgment for their work.
Social workers make a difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in Riverside County. They deal with the most vulnerable people in the most challenging situations, including domestic violence, foster care, chronic illness, addiction and senior care.
Here are photos from Social Worker Appreciation month.