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The support to achieve your goals

Your HKSB social caseworker will be your advocate, making sure that you have access to all the support you need to achieve your goals during your training and beyond. Throughout your HKSB experience, you’ll receive one-on-one counseling to help you cope with vision-related changes in your daily life. The social worker can also meet with your family if you think that would be helpful to you or them.

What to Expect

Social Casework Services are all about your needs and goals.

During your sessions, your social worker will talk to you about the specific challenges you are facing at home, in your relationships and in the workplace, helping you to find ways to overcome obstacles and identifying government programs and community resources that might be right for you. These won’t be just theoretical discussions of your situation. Your social worker will be a hands-on partner in problem-solving, assisting you in creating a plan for your future and putting it into action.

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HKSB social workers have unique experience working with people who have low vision. Our social workers are licensed professionals.

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Our social workers are knowledgeable about government programs and community resources that are available in the New York City/Long Island area.

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You don’t have to go it alone. Our caseworkers will help you navigate the system and cut through the red tape to take full advantage of what’s out there for you.

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Support Groups

One of the best ways to work through your issues is to share your experiences with people who know firsthand the challenges you face. We offer a variety of support groups to foster meaningful discussions and connections between peers.

Why Choose HKSB Social Casework Services?

At HKSB, we understand that the practical, social and emotional challenges of vision loss go hand in hand. Our social casework services take a holistic approach to providing the individualized support you need to meet those challenges and live a more productive, independent and satisfying life.

And, because our social workers operate within our comprehensive vocational rehabilitation program, the services you receive will be integrated into a customized plan to help you meet your goals, including orientation and mobility, technology training, independent living skills, employment readiness and more.

Your social worker will:

  • Provide individual counseling to help you adjust to vision loss.
  • Manage your case, collaborating on the development of a training plan tailored to your needs and goals.
  • Assess your eligibility for government programs and community resources.
  • Assist you with the paperwork necessary to apply for food stamps and Social Security benefits where appropriate.
  • Give you referrals for mental health counseling, diabetes education, benefits specialists and other outside supports as needed.

How Can We Work Together

Get in touch to find out how HKSB social casework services can help you or someone you love.