About Us

Deona Hooper, MSW - Founder of SWHELPER

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 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.


What is SWHelper

SWHELPER is an award-winning, mission-driven, and progressive news website. We are dedicated to providing information, resources, and entertainment related to social work, social justice, and social good. Our audience is comprised of academics, policymakers, social workers, students, practitioners, helping professionals, caregivers, and people looking for information to help themselves or a loved one.

Our goal is to use an interdisciplinary approach to providing news and information, and there is no requirement to be a social worker or have a social work degree in order to contribute your knowledge and expertise in helping people.

CEU Partner

Anne McSweeney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a unique and diverse background in medical social work, education and community relations. Anne is the owner and Educational Director of CEU Creations. For over 10 years, CEU Creations has been providing cutting-edge, educational trainings to clinicians throughout the United States through live and online CE trainings.

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Conference Host Partner

The mission of the Social Work Program at Methodist University is to pursue human well-being and the alleviation of oppression and poverty through the education of competent entry level professional generalist social workers for service to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, with special attention to the people of Cumberland County, North Carolina and its adjacent areas.

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