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Joyce Hepscher  - Unit Chair


(Updated 10/16/18)

Hello NASW FL Nature Coast Unit Members! 

Our monthly report begins with a positive report on a successful student engagement event at Saint Leo University.  The Nature Coast Unit created enough student goodie bags for 90 Saint Leo bachelors level students from Hillsborough, Pasco (3 locations), Marion and Alachua counties.  The event was a success and hopefully we will see new student representation within in our unit from these efforts. 

Secondly, Saint Leo University is working in collaboration with the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County to collect items to be given to the homeless during the Point In Time (PIT)in Pasco County.  They have requested our assistance in donating personal hygiene products that can be provided to participants during the PIT scheduled to be held on January 22, 2019.  They are requesting items such as: 

no-rinse body wash
no-rinse shampoo
hand sanitizer
dental floss
feminine hygiene products
shaving supplies
toilet paper
insect spray
medicated body powder
manicure sets
baby wipes
facial cleaning cloths

Click here to download the flyer for distribution

Click here to read the Social Work Program St. Leo Letter

Donated items can be delivered to either Saint Leo Universities Social Work Department, The Coalition for the Homeless in Pasco County, bring them to the CE event being held on December 1, 2018 or schedule a time and I’d be happy to come pick them up from you.

Third, the Nature Coast Unit in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Unit will be jointly sponsoring a CE Workshop event on December 1, 2018 with Dr. Kat Campbell a clinical social work therapist from Miami, FL.  The invite will be held at the Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater.  Please mark your calendars to attend and stay tuned for additional details that will be released soon.

Lastly, our kick-off brainstorming event was a flop.  Only two responses were received, and no one joined me for the meeting.  I’d like to first offer a reminder that this unit can only be as strong as we, the members, make it.  And secondly offer encouragement to all to please reach out to me with any ideas or suggestions you may have to encourage member participation.  NASW units are set-up as networking and supportive resources for the professional social workers in our area.  We are unable to provide these resources if we are not engaging and utilizing the unit for what it is intended to be.  I’d love to set-up and host additional events and monthly meetings but need feedback from you, the members, to do so.

If you’d ever like to contact me with any unit suggestions, ideas, or just because, I am always open to suggestions, ideas, and feedback.  I can be reached by email at or phone at 813-956-6517. 

Thank you!