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EMERALD COAST UNIT


(Updated 05/29/18)


Time sure flies when you are having fun! Our current NASW year has come to an end and our local chapter will be taking a short break for the summer. We had a great last meeting but only a few of us were able to attend.  Tangi West, BSW, Executive Director presented on the AWARE program now located in Alford, Florida. She has an amazing presentation sharing their new beautiful location. It is a real gift to these women to have a beautiful environment to inspire and encourage their new path to recovery. It was such great information, we plan to have Tangi return to speak with us again this Fall. 

Also I want to share about an opportunity Sharon Owens from Healthy Start has for our community. Sharon shared "I have received a grant from the Bay Health Foundation in the hope to decrease the number of substance exposed newborns. We have received a grant in order to provide reversible and voluntary IUD’S to women that are struggling with any form of noxious substance use, whether it be alcohol, marijuana, opioids, etc. The women have to NOT be on Medicaid or have any other form of insurance that can take care of the payment for this procedure. The client also has to take a urinalysis and have a negative STD and pregnancy result that we provide prior to the procedure."  They are looking for referrals for this service. Please contact Sharon at  1-800-895-9506 ext 101 or healthystart@comcast.net.  

Remember the upcoming Annual NASW Conference being held in Ft Lauderdale on June 14th - 16th. You can find out all the information at
www.naswfl.org  Volunteers are still needed and are given a generous discount to the conference!!!
 
I can't believe a year has passed so quickly! I am grateful for the incredible support of the Steering Committee who will again be meeting this summer to plan for next year! If you would like to get involved or have any suggestions for the upcoming year, please let me or any of the committee members know! 


Best,

Brandy
 
Please note we now have a new email address.  It is emeraldcoast.naswfl@socialworkers.org   Please direct all future correspondence to this email.  If you are receiving this email in an error or  would like to be removed from this list, just let me know. 
 
Thank you to the Steering Committee members for their hard work!  If you are interested in becoming more engaged with the NASW, please reach out! 




Upcoming Events


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​​UNIT LEADERSHIP


Brandy Haiman, LCSW,  Chair

emeraldcoast.naswfl@socialworkers.org

Nancy Mills, Immediate Past Chair & Ethics


Gerri Goldman, Vice Chair 


Barbara Maxwell, Secretary


CCNLI (Leadership Awards) - Open


Bobby Fowler, Membership

Suzanne Clark, Legislative

Claire Calohan


BSW Representative - open

MSW Representative - open