Erika Ward, MSW - DSS
Erika Ward is a social worker at the Durham County Division of Social Services. However, she is dedicated solely to supporting Durham Connects families and referrals from nurses. Erika has been with Durham Connects since its inception and has built a reputation as someone who goes above and beyond the normal call of duty. She makes home visits in order to help parents apply for social services such as Medicaid, food stamps, emergency assistance and Work First. She can help troubleshoot housing issues, financial issues and domestic issues by cutting through the red tape and bringing services directly to families that need them. Erika has a Master's in Social Work and has worked at DSS for more than a decade. Previously she worked in the foster care system.