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Jobs That Matter by Heather Krasna

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CHAPTER 3

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HELPING PEOPLE THROUGHHUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH

“Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.” —Marianne Williamson

One of the most pressing issues we face today is how to help the 39.8 million people in our nation who struggle with poverty (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 data). Millions of people also face homelessness, child abuse and neglect, and illness. And behind this struggle are many related injustices—racism, sexism, discrimination. At the same time, there are tremendous opportunities to solve these problems, both by directly providing essential services to people as a social worker, manager of a human ...

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