by Rolanda T. Pyle, LMSW
Preserving rights, strengthening voices, this is the social worker’s call
To improve the society we live in by helping to meet the needs of all.
We always strive to empower those who once had no voice
By showing them their options and allowing them to make their own choice.
Through legislative advocacy, service delivery, research, and education
Direct practice, policy development, and administration,
We open doors of access and opportunity, particularly to those in great need
And hope their lives will flourish because we have planted a seed.
The quality of life of millions are improved when we work as a team
Forging Solutions Out of Challenges - happens when social workers are on the scene.
Social workers are dedicated advocates who are always ready to fight
For human, civil, women’s, children’s, crime victims’ and seniors’ rights.
Whether we work with families, communities, groups, or individuals one by one,
The commitment of social workers can never be undone.
And in the field of aging social workers can be found working everywhere
With caregivers, elder abuse victims, in senior centers, and in home care.
Whether at a government agency or as one of the senior organizations in the community out there,
The love for the people and social work is what we all share.
So we honor all social workers who have chosen to serve across the country and here in New York
Forging Solutions Out of Challenges - that’s the power of social work!
Rolanda Pyle is a social worker with experience in aging, child welfare, health, and volunteer management. She is also an author with two books, "Finally," a collection of inspirational poems, and "Beneath His Everlasting Wings," a devotional. Her website is: www.rorosrainbowcommunications.com.