Hopkinton Youth and Family Services Welcomes New Social Worker/Program Coordinator Sarah Randall

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Youth and family services

Sunset Yoga Event to be Hosted on Town Common Tuesday Evening, Sept. 27

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Hopkinton Youth and Family Services Director Dawn Alcott are pleased to introduce Sarah Randall as the department's new social worker/program coordinator.

Randall began in her role in July. She will be doing case management and providing emotional support services within the community. As the program coordinator, she will also be assisting with coordinating events for the community to educate residents about mental health.

"I am excited to be in this role and am looking forward to implementing programming to enhance mental health and support Hopkinton's residents," Randall said.

Randall was most recently a clinical social worker at AgingWell Adult Day Health Center in Marlborough where she conducted mental status assessments and provided clinical support, collaboratively worked to find necessary resources and care for clients, and facilitated weekly life skills groups.
She concurrently worked as a pandemic crisis clinician with MassSupport, a crisis counseling program created in 2020 that is funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant and provided by Riverside Community Care. In this role, she assisted residents who called the hotline for support or resources related to COVID-19, worked with community partners to connect residents with services, and conducted coping support groups.

Prior to that, she also held roles within the Boston University School of Social Work, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Inpatient Oncology Department, Center Communities of Brookline, Healthy Families Massachusetts and the Social Capital Inc. AmeriCorps program.

Randall received her Masters of Social Work, specializing in Gerontology, in 2020 from the Boston University School of Social Work. She also holds a bachelor's degree in human development and family sciences with a minor in psychology from the University of Connecticut.

"The many diverse services Director Alcott and her team provide for residents are important and valuable, and their work continues to have a meaningful impact on the community," Town Manager Khumalo said.

"We are grateful for the continued support and interest from the community in the programs and resources provided by Hopkinton Youth and Family Services, which has allowed the Town to continue investing in and growing the department."

Randall's inaugural program is a Sunset Yoga event which will be hosted by Hopkinton Youth and Family Services on the Town Common on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

The event is free and will be taught by instructors from Shanti Yoga in Hopkinton. No registration is required.

"Sarah has valuable experience in clinical social work, behavioral health and counseling, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact she will have on the community in her new role," Director Alcott said. "We also encourage residents to come to our Sunset Yoga event to meet Sarah and participate in a stress-relieving and feel good activity."