Good Shepherds Services Case Study

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Good Shepherds Services is a voluntary leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve 26,000 children, youth and families each year. This agency gives vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to make a difference and take ownership of their future. “ Good Shepherd Services goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. They provide quality, effective services that deepen connections between family members, within schools, and among neighbors. They work closely with community leaders to advocate, both locally and nationally, on behalf of the participants to make New York City a better place …show more content…
I contacted the social worker at her shelter and she explained how they only have certain entertainment programs on Wednesdays. According to my client, there haven’t been any programs for the past couple of months. I also asked the social worker about childcare, she explained to me that they are extremely understaffed and are time limited when it comes to childcare. Therefore I looked up agencies nearby that may provide her with childcare. Many of the agencies couldn’t provide her with childcare because they only offered it for children 3 years and over and must be potty trained. They also couldn’t provide the childcare because there was no way of payment. Since my client is undocumented and doesn’t have any working papers, my client wasn’t able to receive a voucher for childcare for her twin boys. Due to lack of services provided for my client at her DV shelter, I researched any agencies that provides group counseling/therapy and focuses strictly on those who are victims of domestic violence. I found one that was nearby called the Family Justice Center that provides a wide range of services for domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. Their services range from clinical, legal, shelter services as well as programs for children and economic empowerment programs. My client recently started going there to see what services they can assist her with and …show more content…
My client is a single mom who is isolated from everyone in her life. She is not financially stable. Her financial resources are severely limited. My client has been a victim of abuse with her partner and adults in her family. My client is also undocumented which restricts her from vouchers as well as being very limited in receiving public assistance. She is unable to seek employment as well. She has dealt with much trauma in her life such as domestic violence that seems to resurface in her adult life and is affecting her as well as her children. My client’s protective factors include that she is currently living in a DV shelter. When one is living in a DV shelter their address is undisclosed for safety reasons. Another protective factor is that my client is receiving preventive services from our agency. My client is aware that she needs help with dealing with her twin boys and also taking care of herself. Her self-awareness as well as strengths are allowing her to seek help instead of breaking down because of all the stressors that surround her. Another protective factor is her mother. My client has expressed when she is feeling stressed, and overwhelmed she calls her mother who helps give advice and calm her

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