29
March
2021
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16:02 PM
America/Chicago

Spotlight on Kate DeVore

Summary

In a role such as social worker, it's unsurprising that Kate DeVore is drawn to the phrase, "If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime."

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In a role such as social worker, it's unsurprising that Kate DeVore is drawn to the phrase, "If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime."

"I've seen it in so many different settings, whether here at work in the Pulmonary clinic or overseas in West Africa," she said. "I want people to see they have access to more resources than they realize. To me, teaching them to see and use what they already have is showing them their greatest asset."

Such a deep desire to help others and live with a servant's heart is inherent for social workers and for Kate, she knows where it came from for her. "My mother spent years volunteering at hospitals as a candy striper and really instilled a sense of volunteerism in me, which I explored in middle and high school," she acknowledged.