• education BA (Psychology), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    MSW, Boston University

Melissa Dawson, LICSW received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work in 2008. She works as a Clinical Social Worker for the Stoughton Youth Commission, as a Faculty Advisor with BUSSW, a Crisis Clinician in the Emergency Department and Case Manager for St. Anne’s Hospital, as well as a Southeast Liaison for NASW. In 2010, Melissa served the Social Work Congress in Washington D.C. as one of “30 Emerging Leaders Under 30” in the nation. She is a known community activist in Fall River, MA where she resides. In 2015, Melissa co-founded and is currently serving as President/Executive Director of a Fall River-based non-profit, Angels Anonymous Inc. which focuses on improving quality of life by responding to the needs of the community by way of a monthly food pantry, neighborhood cleanups, youth scholarships, and various resource drives. The organization has helped thousands of people in her community so far.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Addictions; Children, Youth, and Families; Community Engagement

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