Dawn R. Broers, MSW, LCSW,


I am a 43 year old social worker living and working in Bourbonnais, IL.  I have been married to my better half, Tom, for over 7 years.  Between the two of us we have four teenagers: two are mine, Ben and Alex, and two are his, Austin and Elizabeth.  We have a super spoiled but adorable miniature labradoodle, Zoe. 

I am a professor of social work currently, and maintain a part-time private practice.  I am working toward a PhD in Social Work Policy Practice and in February will officially be “All But Dissertation” (ABD)!  I regularly present on topics from policy practice to ADHD to direct practice strategies.  In January, I began a local homeless outreach, called Fortitude Canteen Outreach, that takes a team of volunteers out to our community each Thursday night to offer coffee, sandwiches, personal hygiene items, and clothes/coats, although our main purpose is to build relationships! 

I love to write!  I’m that nerd who loves to research and write papers but I love to write for fun too!  I like to dabble in photography and love to travel.