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Ranks of the newly poor swell

Mark Davis and Donna Stobla of Greenville, S.C. used to earn almost $70,000 a year but are now struggling financially. Photo courtesy of JournalWatchdog.com.The recession is still raging and social workers are finding themselves working with formerly middle class clients who have never asked for public assistance before.

Read this excellent JournalWatchdog.com article to find out how social workers in Greenville, S.C. are dealing with clients during the economic downturn.

Q: SocialWorkersSpeak.org wants to know whether it is more difficult to work with middle class clients who are now having to apply for food stamps and other public and private assistance? Do you handle them differently?

Photo: Mark Davis and Donna Stobla of Greenville, S.C. used to earn almost $70,000 a year but are now struggling financially. Photo courtesy of JournalWatchdog.com.

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