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Nation­al Social Work Month Staff Spot­light: Yvonne Suarez Mor­gan, LCSW

About Yvonne

Yvonne Suarez Mor­gan, Licensed Clin­i­cal Social Work­er (LCSW), is KYC’s Man­ag­er of Behav­ioral Health and Recov­ery Ser­vices. She has been part of the KYC team since 2001, and cur­rent­ly man­ages our Psy­choso­cial Reha­bil­i­ta­tion (PSR), Employ­ment Ser­vices, and Tran­si­tion­al Liv­ing (TLP) Pro­grams in addi­tion to over­see­ing our Drop-In Cen­ter. These pro­grams pro­vide sup­port to peo­ple work­ing through recov­ery for men­tal health diagnoses.

In hon­or of Nation­al Social Work Month, we asked Yvonne to share about how her back­ground in social work has impact­ed her approach to care.

Yvon­ne’s Insights

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What has inspired me in this field is hon­est­ly that I have always loved work­ing with the clients. I am always impressed by the resilien­cy of the peo­ple that we work with and the obsta­cles that they over­come. I have always loved watch­ing the process of a client grow­ing and start­ing to make changes to improve their lives. 

I am very grate­ful in this work that I stud­ied to be a social work­er vers­es oth­er pos­si­ble degrees. Social work real­ly pre­pared me to under­stand how a per­son­’s envi­ron­ment impacts their Recov­ery. Clients ben­e­fit from assis­tance learn­ing how to best nav­i­gate dif­fer­ent sys­tems in their lives from ben­e­fits and hous­ing to their fam­i­ly. Social Work does a real­ly good job train­ing stu­dents in under­stand­ing how the envi­ron­ment impacts an indi­vid­ual and the impor­tance of look­ing at the inter­play of the indi­vid­ual and the environment.”

Cel­e­brat­ing Social Workers

KYC is grate­ful for the many social work­ers who are a part of our team, and to all social work­ers who help their com­mu­ni­ties thrive. Thank you for all you do, and Hap­py Nation­al Social Work Month!

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Do you know some­one with a back­ground in social work (or anoth­er field) who is look­ing to grow their career? Check out our careers page to see if there’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty that’s right for them. We are look­ing for great peo­ple of diverse back­grounds to sup­port our mis­sion because Togeth­er We Thrive.


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