Every day the nation’s 650,000 social workers act as advocates, champions and leaders who make our society a better place to live. Social workers are trained to look at situations in a holistic way, bringing people together with others and their communities to find ways to address pressing individual, group and societal problems. Problems include hunger, affordable housing, equal rights for all and making organizations and government accountable.

Social workers also follow the NASW Code of Ethics, which calls on members of the profession to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people. They pay particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. As the nation commemorates Social Work Month in March, it is important for the public to recognize that the need for social workers to be strong advocates, champions and leaders is more important than ever.


Our mission at Lakeshore CAP is to help individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency and well-being through results-based programming. We say Thank You! to our staff members and those of our community partners ( who work so hard to achieve their goals! Lakeshore CAP will continue to work on the problems associated with poverty, families and hunger for they require our individual and collective attention.