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Business Degree Helps Social Worker Help the Homeless

Nancy Hiatt. Photo courtesy of the Northwest Herald.

Cheers to the Northwest Herald for this profile of National Association of Social Workers member Nancy Hiatt.

Hiatt is the CEO and president of Home of the Sparrow, a homeless shelter for women and their children in McHenry County, Illinois northwest of Chicago.

Hiatt has a master’s degree in social work but went back to college for an MBA. In these tough economic times she said that degree has given her the business acumen she needs to keep her nonprofit organization running.

“I think that during this recession, when so many nonprofits are getting so hard hit (it’s very important),” she said. ” There’s a whole lot of executive directors who have a lot of background in social work but not in business. I knew that I needed to acquire better and more business skills.”

To learn more about how social workers help the homeless click here to read “Family Safety Real Life Stories — From Homelessness to Independent Living” on NASW’s “Help Starts Here” consumer Web site.

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