The Women In Charge social worker provides counseling and case management to provide emotional support and practical tools to cope with the pressures of economic hardships, past trauma, family stress, and the rigors of daily life. The social worker maintains regular contact with all participants, usually once per week or more in crisis situations. Sessions may include formal therapy using a cognitive behavioral approach, informal counseling or coaching, and/or case management as needed. Goal setting is a key component of counseling. The counselor and individual develop attainable goals and map out a path of achievement. The social worker also provides weekly support groups which encourage reflection upon the power of their inner faith in accomplishing the goals they have set for themselves and their families. Once women complete the program at Women In Charge, they are encouraged to continue after care sessions with the counselor.