Safe Horizon's Carolyn Strudwick Honored at NASW-NYC's 5th Annual Leadership Awards

Posted on: Friday, December 9, 2011

Keywords: Safe Horizon, Streetwork, Anti-Trafficking, Carolyn Strudwick, NASW-NYC, awards, homeless youth, human trafficking, New York social work, leadership

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The New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYC) hosted its 5th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner on December 1st. The event recognized social workers who demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities and a unique commitment to the improvement of social and human conditions, assuring a promising future for the profession and the communities they serve. Honors were given out to individuals in three different categories: Top Leaders in the Profession, Emerging Leaders and Mid-Career Leaders.

This year, NASW-NYC honored Carolyn Strudwick as one of 10 candidates who were chosen as emerging leaders in their field. Carolyn Strudwick is the Associate Vice President for Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project and Anti-Trafficking Program.

She began her career in social services at Safe Horizon in 1993 as an Outreach Worker and Case Manager at the Streetwork Program. During her 17 year tenure with the program, she has worked with street-involved youth in many capacities including group facilitator, clinical case manager and shelter supervisor.  She also served in the role of Senior Director managing programmatic functions and contributing to ongoing program developments. Strudwick received her master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York in 2007. She is a seasoned and leading expert among youth providers in New York City.

Carolyn Strudwick and her team provide a comprehensive array of case management, advocacy and support services, in addition to much-needed social and legal services. At Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project, Strudwick and her team provide services to disenfranchised young people up to age 24 on the streets, in their communities and at drop-in centers providing immediate, assistance and offering a stable, non-judgmental setting. The Anti-Trafficking program provides intensive case management services to both minor and adult trafficked victims. This program also plays a significant role in the provision of training and technical assistance on issues of trafficking within NYC, NYS and nationally.   

Safe Horizon is the largest victims’ services agency in the United States, with 57 locations serving more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Since 1978, Safe Horizon has provided victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault, as well as homeless youth and families of homicide victims, with a wide range of comprehensive support. By partnering with governmental and other community agencies, Safe Horizon also offers resources for those living outside New York City.


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