About Us


The mission of Café Social Work will be to increase the presence of minority and underrepresented individuals who are currently practicing in the field and also those who are interested in learning more about the Social Work Profession. This will be done through mentoring, supervision, support and networking.



Café’ Social Work seeks to empower those who have a passion to work in the Social Work profession with tools needed to be successful in the Social Services Industry.


Who we are:

Café Social Work is a consultant company who seeks to mentor, empower, educate and advocate on behalf of Social Work professionals who are aspiring to be the best at their craft. Our goal is to lead by example mentoring from of the lens of the 5 core Social work Principles of service, social justice, values, human relationship and Integrity.


Who we serve:

Café Social Work’s focus is reaching minority, underrepresented individuals who are currently practicing in the field. Students at all levels, high school seniors, associate, bachelor and master level student who would benefit from the support and expertise of Café Social Work.

President & CEO

Café Social Work was birthed out of a dream of our founder Anjanette Young, who decided to return back to school in 2012 to obtain a Master degree in Social Work, despite having worked in the field for over 11 years and already held a Master’s degree in Human Service.  Anjanette learned a valuable lesson in the need for Social Work mentorship, due to the lack of mentorship in her own life. Anjanette took an unnecessary extended route to her current destination of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). It is because of her journey she wanted to give back and offer her life experiences to assist future Social Workers in walking a more intentional path.  Anjanette does not regret her journey as she gleamed a wealth of knowledge along the way, which she uses to support the work and mission of Café Social Work.



Anjanette Young is an experienced Social Worker at the Rush University Medical Center, Social Work and Community Health Department. She is a graduate of Jane Addams School of Social Work at The University of Illinois Chicago, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with a special interest in Mental Health with individuals and families.


Anjanette has many years working with individuals, children and families in the Chicago area.  Anjanette is experienced in Mental Health interventions, crisis management, clinical screening and assessments, facilitating admission, and discharges.

Her clinical lens is guided by an extensive knowledge of brief cognitive behavioral therapeutic (CBT), and trauma informed care approaches with adolescent’s 13 to 25 year old, working with older adults experiencing life changing stressors related to both physical health and mental health conditions, while incorporating Motivational Interviewing and problem solving skills into the work.