Department News and Events

March is Social Work Month!

Please join us for these important community events!

March Events

Growing Older in Amherst

Friday, March 7th from 6-8pm * Daemen College, Wick Social Room

Did you know that Erie County is home to the nation’s 9th oldest population? How about the fact that Amherst has the highest concentration of seniors over 65? As adults age, they face growing medical, emotional, and social needs. Unfortunately, many seniors (and their families) find that accessing needed resources is increasingly difficult. Join us for a lively panel discussion with leading local experts including Pamela Krawczyk from the Amherst Center for Senior Services, David Dunkelman from Weinberg Campus, Roxanne Sorensen from ElderCare Solutions, and others on the state of aging in our community.

Drug Use and Abuse Among Young People in Western New York

Tuesday, March 18th from 6-8pm * Daemen College, Wick Social Room

As news of drug overdoses make local and national news, it is critically important that community members are aware of this emerging epidemic. Please join us as the Kids Escaping Drugs - Face2Face Program Director, Jessica Sherman, discusses current trends in adolescent and young adult drug use, common signs and symptoms, and how you can help a loved one who may be struggling with substance abuse. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the real life experiences of a young person from WNY who struggled with addiction and is now in recovery. 

Annual Social Work Humanitarian Fund Dinner

Friday, March 28th from 6-10pm * Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo, NY 14203

The Sr Judith Fenyvesi Social Work Humanitarian Fund provides one-time financial assistance to students with identified emergency needs. The fund is governed by a faculty committee using dollars raised at our annual spring dinner. This year's dinner will feature the work of Kaely Kwiteck and Daemen College Social Work Alumna Maggie Dreyer of Kaely's Kindness Foundation. Kaely’s Kindness helps teens with cancer with their unique emotional, physical, and practical needs. For tickets or to make a donation, please contact Ms. Peggy Siebold (716-839-8515;

World of Opportunity Wizard

Wow! Did you know Daemen students travel to help people in need!

Health Care Studies Professor Justine Tutuska, accompanied by her students, traveled to the Dominican Republic to work on Public Health Issues and school building.

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