Local social worker honored with Hero Award

NOW: Local social worker honored with Hero Award

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A local social worker was given a surprise award this morning for her work in the South Bend community.

Kayla Heckaman was presented with the Hero Award from Homes of Heroes for her efforts as a social worker.

Heckaman has been working with the National Youth Advocate Program in South Bend since 2017. She helps license and train individuals wanting to be foster parents.

“It’s something I always wanted to do since I was in eighth grade. I just knew I wanted to be a social worker and I wanted to help people,” she said. “I didn’t expect that to be something I would ever be recognized for, so it feels good.”

March is also Social Work Appreciation Month.

Congratulations, Kayla!

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