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A provider’s greatest resource when working with individuals impacted by poverty is a thorough knowledge of the benefits programs available in their area. Providers in New York City should become knowledgeable with the many programs offered through the Human Resources Administration, the body tasked with administrating everything from NYC’s SNAP program to its many supportive services for individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Providers should also endeavor to build strong professional networks and become familiar with private and nonprofit services local to them. Social workers can network through the National Association of Social Workers and learn about what their fellow providers can help them with, both locally and nationally.
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