March is National Social Work Month, and Phipps Neighborhoods is spotlighting our amazing social workers helping our communities rise above poverty. This week, we introduce you to Sandy Leiva, Resident Services Coordinator for Plaza South and Boston Road Apartments which provides case management, crisis intervention, referrals, screenings, and advocacy to residents of Phipps Houses properties.
“As a social worker I want to inspire others to achieve their goals. I understand the circumstances of my clients and inspire them to achieve their goals.”
As Resident Services Coordinator, Sandy assists residents of Phipps Houses’ Plaza South and Boston Road Apartments with social services and benefit referrals, provides case management, advocates on behalf of the residents, and provides referrals for services from Phipps Neighborhoods programs and partner organizations. Her main goal is to guide residents to self-sufficiency.
“There is a great need for social workers in the communities we serve. My goal is to empower residents to become self-sufficient. I want to show them that they can make impactful changes to their lives and that they are valuable. ”