Why I Want To Be A Social Worker Essay

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Why do you want to be a Social Worker? When I was at a very low part of my life I decided to become a Social Worker. I was eighteen years old, my father was incarcerated for the third time of his life, my mother wasn’t in the picture, and she hasn't been in my life since I was a little girl. At the time I was still in high school, leaving me alone with no parents or home to call mine. I moved in with my uncle who took me as his daughter. Months later, it felt like my life was over again. My uncle and his wife were later sentenced to prison for seven years. I moved in with my boyfriend, for at the time he was my last hope, and I had no other support at the time.He became abusive. I Stayed with him because I was looking for love in the wrong…show more content…
I slept on the bus stop, on the bus, on the train, the library, where I could lay my head.This is not funny, but sometimes I joke around and say I can sleep wherever now. I had nothing, no family, no friends, no job, no clothes.I washed my clothes out every day at the school on my lunch breaks and dried them wherever I could. I Finished high school at the age of 19 years old. I got my first long-term job at McDonald's, I got into in a shelter called Avenues, and I enrolled in a Community College. When I was at Avenues shelter, I was going to school to be a nurse. I wanted to help people. But the longer I stayed in the shelter I started to grow relationships with the staff members. My youth Counselors and Case managers helped me with homework, help me get to college every day, they gave me the support and healing I needed from being in an abusive relationship. They helped me find housing; they really helped empower me. That’s the feeling I would love to give to others who are trying to better their lives.I started interviewing them. I asked them about all the worked they do. I asked them about the thing they do for the communities and youth. After talking to five different case managers and youth counselors I had made up my mind that what I wanted

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