Josephine Tong, LMSW
During Josephine’s undergraduate studies in Canada, she was passionate about working with immigrants and their families. This passion led her to pursue Health Studies and Psychology to look at some of the barriers immigrants and their families face within the health care system. As a result of what Jojo had learned as an undergraduate, she decided to pursue her degree in Social Work at Columbia University in New York City. Jojo is grateful to have been placed in her two internships (Henry Street Settlement and The Libertas Center) where she was able to work with immigrant and refugee populations. The experiences from these two internship placements led her to become a Clinical Social Worker at Charles B Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC). The focus of Josephine’s work at CBWCHC was family traumas, domestic violence and working with special needs children. Jojo feels very fortunate to be back at Libertas working with immigrant and refugee populations and to witness the journey of healing and resilience of our clients.