Social worker honored for her work in Wisconsin
A Wisconsin social worker was recently honored by Madison's YMCA with its annual Women of Distinction Award, The Madison Times reports. Along with four other women, Fabiola Hamdan was presented with her award at the Concourse Hotel.
Currently, Hamdan works with Joining Forces for Families, a support service for individuals in need. According to its website, this organization strives to help many people, from those who are searching for jobs to individuals who have disabilities.
She also helped found various organization such as LaSup, a Latino support group that strives to bring together individuals of the Latino community. The social worker is on the Madison City Board of Police and Fire Commissioners and has been an active member of the Dane County Equal Opportunities Commission for many years.
She told the news outlet that she decided to begin her work as an advocate for families in need due to her experience as an immigrant. When she came to the U.S., Hamdan said she did not speak English and faced a very uncertain future. In order to prevent others from having similar experiences, Hamdan does all she can to help.
POSTED BY: ec_admin - June 4th, 2011 at 03:51pm ( 0 )