Anna Guzman works directly with clients that walk into the Roosevelt Darby Center on north Broad Street. It’s men looking for a place to stay. Early in the morning, their waiting room is filled. Guzman’s title is Social Service Manger II. She helps determine their suitability for placement. She’s been working there since May, 2008. Guzman has a B.A. in Criminal Justice, a Master’s degree in Education and she’s also bi-lingual.
She was formerly a social worker for Catholic Social Services.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted a measure authored by state Rep. Leslie Acosta, D-Phila., recognizing March 2016 as National Social Work Month in Pennsylvania.
Acosta noted the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Social Workers counts about 40,000 degreed social workers in the state. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for social workers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.