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Social Work Service for Patrons

Graduate Student in Social Work 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, housing, paying utility bills, applying for benefits, education, medical assistance, mental health issues, bullying, domestic abuse, substance use, LGBTQIA+ topics, care coordination, and voting pre-registration.

Ms. Vespoli is at Emma Clark on Tuesdays from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (until May 7, 2024).

This service is open to all ages. She meets with patrons in the Small Study Room on the Lower Level. Appointments are not required but strongly encouraged. Appointments can be made as early as a week in advance at emmaclark.org/programs. Or call 631.941.4080 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Please note: the Library will not have a social work intern over the summer break for SBU (May – September). Check back for more information in September.

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.

Questions? Email askus@emmaclark.org