To assist DCTC students overcome barriers on their path to educational success.
The Office of Social Work & Resources Connection envisions itself to be an office of resources and services for academic, emotional, and social support, in which students can turn to and college personnel can confidently rely on to refer students. The Office will foster strong relationships with community organizations. These relationships will enhance services to students, faculty, and staff. The Office will provide professional development to college employees and workshops for students.
In the path toward achieving their educational goals at DCTC, students may encounter difficult life circumstances that present barriers that can hinder their success along the way. These barriers may be related to:
Not having access to food, clothing, shelter
Being a victim of domestic abuse, sexual harassment and violence
Concerns of personal health and well-being
Other concerns that can hinder success
There are many resources for students to support their educational success, but navigating them can sometimes be a challenge and we are here to make the navigating process easier and connecting students with needed resources and support faster. Through listening sessions, the social worker works with the students to identify those barriers, assists in seeking out resources, and finds solutions and supports to overcome them. If you find yourself or know someone facing these barriers, please call or email to set up a listening session.