The author, a novice social worker at a program for Mexican immigrants in Chicago, describes the needs of his clients through personal anecdotes. Through these anecdotes, he shows how multiple, interconnected problems keep his clients from reaching their potential. He also describes his clients’ strength and resilience in the face of their challenges, and how his organization (Programa C.I.E.L.O) helps them by addressing multiple barriers.
Poverty, crisis and resilience of spirit
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