Free Social Work Service at the Library for Teens
A Graduate Student in Social Work is here from SBU to Answer Your Questions – Each Week at the Library
We now have graduate student Erin Vespoli*, from Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare, on-site at the Library each week during designated hours to answer questions, help with filling out forms, or seek referrals. Inquiries that she may assist with include, but are not limited to, employment/job search, education, LGBTQIA+ topics, medical and mental health assistance, bullying, domestic abuse, substance use, and voting pre-registration.
Ms. Vespoli is at Emma Clark on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (September 2023 – May 2024). There is no pre-registration. This service is open to all ages.
While Ms. Vespoli’s table is located in the Library’s lobby to ensure that all patrons are aware of this new service, a private room can be made available as well during Erin’s scheduled Library hours. Conversations will be kept confidential; this is a safe and welcoming environment.
*Erin Vespoli is a mother of 3 who is training to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Vespoli is at Emma Clark Library to answer questions but is not a therapist; referrals will be given to people looking for clinical therapy. Ms. Vespoli is a mandated reporter for cases of neglect, abuse, or harm.