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Fr. Francis Pizzarelli

Adjunct Faculty
Phone: 212-636-6600
Email: frfritz@aol.com
Office: Lincoln Center 726

Education

MSW, Fordham University, NY (1992)

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Michael’s College, VT (1990)

Courses Taught

SWGS6321 Generalist SW practice I (Molloy Campus)

SWGS6322 Generalist SW practice II (Molloy Campus)

SWGS 6109 Meeting the Challenges of Poverty: Capacity Building with Faith Communities

SWGS6417 Practice with Abusers of Alcohol and Other Substances

SWGS6050 Human Rights and Social Justice

SWGS6014 Women, Work and Poverty

SWGS6007 Social Policy II: Policy Practice and Human Rights Advocacy

Practice Experience

In April 1980 I founded Hope House Ministries, a multifaceted human services agency that reaches out to the poor, broken and wounded among us. In 1993 founded Hope Academy, a long-term residential nontraditional treatment program for addictions. In 2000 founded the St. Maximilian Kolbe Outpatient Treatment Center for Addictions. The focus of my social work practice has been focused on the homeless and undocumented as well as with people battling addiction. I have lobbied the criminal justice system to release drug addicts to our treatment residence in lieu of long-term incarceration. In 1996, I was appointed by President Clinton to his Task Force on Youth Violence, Drugs and Alcohol; I represented the Metropolitan New York area.