To help promote healthy minds, bodies and relationships, the Social Work Program at JVS offers intensive family case management and therapy services for both adults and children/youth.

“My mother lights a candle at church for my social worker at JVS. She says JVS has cared for me the way a mother would, or the way God hopes for.” -Isabelle

For additional information,
please contact:

Sarah Cirese-Payton
Social Work Manager
816.629.8937

How We Help

Services provide at-risk youth and adults with advocacy, community resource referral, and individual and group therapy. These efforts are focused towards underserved refugee and immigrant populations. Social Work staff interacts with a diverse client population to establish a trusting relationship and to identify their needs and goals. The Social Work Program utilizes a staff of licensed Masters level social workers, as well as undergraduate and graduate social work students.

Individuals benefit from:

  • Connecting with other JVS programs including immigration services, employment services and cultural orientation.
  • Receiving personalized attention from a Social Work staff member.
  • Improved mental health
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