Socialight works to support Child Welfare Social Workers through acts of radical hospitality
THEIR JOB IS OVERWHELMING AND THEIR WORK WITH SEVERELY NEGLECTED AND ABUSED CHILDREN OFTEN CAUSES SECONDARY TRAUMA
This reality leads to high turnover rates, which has a negative impact on youth in foster care.
Through our Socialight program, LOTC connects you to a Child Welfare social worker for the purpose of providing encouragement, support, and courage to continue interceding for vulnerable children in Gaston County.
When you join as a volunteer in our Socialight Program you will be paired with a Gaston County Child Welfare Social Worker to help offer support and encouragement by way of letters, texts, encouraging notes, prayers or an occasional coffee outing. As they continue to fight on the front-lines for the most vulnerable children in our city.
When you join our Socialight Program you will be paired with a volunteer to help offer support and encouragement by way of letters, texts, encouraging notes, prayers or an occasional coffee outing. You are appreciated, seen and deserved to be encouraged.
“Foster children with one social worker achieve permanency, on average, 74% of the time and only 17.5% of the time when there is social worker turnover.”
– NATIONAL CENTER ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY
Have questions? Email our Socialight Coordinator at [email protected].