Social Department / Social Assistance Program
Social Assistance Program
The Social Assistance Program at HKCC Lebanon relies on the expertise of professional social workers to ensure the harmonious development of children in their families and community. The team focuses on both individual cases and group work.

With the purpose of changing lives for the better, our social workers intervene by providing basic care and assistance to those who need it. This can be achieved sometimes by listening only and providing emotional support, and other times through cooperation with other professional agencies.
To perform at their top potential, our social workers adopt a comprehensive approach in all their services, whether it is family counseling, school service, or handling individual cases or group work.

Regardless of the situation, they take on the role of helper, counselor, leader, and teacher, providing care with infinite patience and a loving heart.
Beside case work and home visits, our social workers give particular attention to group work, which is part of our preventive and educational campaign programs.

The Group Work Program mainly takes on the form group therapy sessions with professionals who discuss different topics on family problems, adolescence issues, and health concerns, among many others. 
Through our social workers’ interventions, we have achieved the following objectives:
Referrals of cases to hospitals with a specific follow-up system. 
Referrals of children with chronic and acute illnesses, especially epilepsy cases, to specialist physicians.
Referrals of children who needed psychologists’ or special educators’ interventions to the appropriate specialists with thorough follow-ups. 
Referrals of at-risk students to the “Study Room” with further follow-ups to make sure they stay in school. 
Close monitoring of specific cases, especially adolescent at-risk girls, during the summer to prevent them from taking their paths into wrong social directions. 
Thorough follow-ups on mothers who reported abuse incidents with the appropriate interferences. 
Helping pregnant mothers who needed assistance in delivery and maternal care. 
Maintaining a successful sponsorship program with poor families struggling to keep their children in school.