Essay about A Report On The Smithville Area Aging Office

1544 Words Apr 26th, 2016 null Page
The Smithville Area Aging Office is in a state of emergency. The agency has refused to deliver services to Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people, and now there’s a pending legal class action suit filed against the agency, its staff and its Board of Directors. Its federal and state funding has been frozen and the agency is forced to close since it solely relied on funding from federal and state to operate its services. The executive board consists of mostly people who have some type of affiliation with the Christian faith, but Smithville Area Aging Office is not a faith-based organization, so when the agency refuses services to Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people, the organization discriminated against them as well as creating a situation of social injustice.
Organization is defined as “social entities that are goal directed, are designed as deliberately structured and coordinated activity system, and are linked to the external environment” (Kirst- Ashman, 2011 p. 160). The Smithville Area Aging Office is an organization because it fits into the definition. Smithville is a “social entities because it is made up with people, with all their strengths and failings” (Kirst- Ashman, 2011 p. 160). Smithville Area Aging Agency has five department managers over the different social service units. There is only one social worker, but the rest of the employees have degrees in Criminal Justice, History, Psychology, Sociology, couple of employees with Social Work degrees and the…

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