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About Us

Increasing Access and Quality of Care for BIPOC Communities will increase access and quality of care for everyone!

Using Collective Collaboration for Collective Impact

We use our Summits to reach across disciplines in order to create learning and networking opportunities as a pathway to increase engagement and collective impact.

About the Founder

Deona Hooper, MSW is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of SWHELPER, and she has experience in nonprofit communications, tech development, and social media consulting. Deona has a Masters’s in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Practice as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


SWHELPER is an award-winning, mission-driven, and progressive news website. We are dedicated to providing news, information, resources, and entertainment related to social work, social justice, and social good.

Our audience is comprised of academics, policymakers, social workers, students, mental health practitioners, helping professionals, caregivers, and people looking for information to help themselves or a loved one in crisis.

What Are Our Values

Here at SWHELPER, we acknowledge and understand systematic oppression and its effects on vulnerable groups. How do you pull one’s self up by your bootstraps when you don’t have boots? As a society, we believe helping professionals must use holistic and intersectional solutions on the macro, mezzo, and micro levels in order to remove challenges and barriers as well as add protective factors in order to achieve better outcomes for children and families.