Social Worker

What is Social Work?

Social work is a profession committed to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through various interventions aimed at addressing social issues, advocating for social justice, and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential. It encompasses a wide range of activities and approaches aimed at promoting positive change and supporting those in need.

What Does a Social Worker Do?

Social workers engage in a multifaceted role that includes assessment, counseling, advocacy, case management, community development, and policy analysis. They work with diverse populations facing various challenges, such as poverty, discrimination, abuse, mental illness, substance abuse, disability, and trauma, across different settings such as healthcare, mental health, child welfare, schools, criminal justice, and community organizations. Through their work, social workers aim to address individual and systemic barriers, promote social justice, and empower individuals and communities to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Specialized Services

At LFL, our team of social workers offers specialized services tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. With expertise in diverse areas, our specialized social workers provide targeted interventions and support to address specific challenges and promote positive outcomes.

Mental Health

Provides counseling, support, and advocacy for individuals experiencing mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, and personality disorders.

Child Protection and Welfare

Specializing in child protection work to safeguard children and promote their well-being in situations of abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction.

Community Development

Expertized in community development work to empower communities, strengthen social networks, and address systemic barriers to social justice and equity.

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Specializing in addiction, we offer counseling, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by substance abuse.

We offer

One-on-one Counselling

Personalized, confidential sessions where the social worker helps clients address personal issues, set goals, and develop coping strategies directly.

Group Work

Health promotion, social isolation, shared experiences (addictions, bereavement, sexual assault), and age-specific inclusivity groups for older adults and adolescents.

Community Development

Implement programs for community wellbeing, enhancing engagement, like health promotion, age-specific activities, and targeted initiatives for overall wellness.


Including with, and on behalf of people experiencing family violence, housing stress, financial and legal issues.


Developing evidence-based policies to inform government legislation, social work practice and government or community services.

Social Workers Support People with issues Relating to

Social workers can provide or connect people with individual or group counselling. They can help them navigate and access information, advice and support services and will advocate on their behalf. This could include preparing submissions and applications, attending court, writing support letters or referrals to health and community services.

• Addiction
• Gambling
• Alcohol and other drugs
• Poverty
• Homelessness or housing stress
• Mental wellbeing and illness
• Domestic and family violence

• Physical health and disabilities
• Social injustice and discrimination
• Child and family
• Trauma
• Legal
• Relationships
• Self-determination and fulfillment

Contact us for more information

If you are interested in accessing our services or learning more about how we can support you, please
reach out to us.