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Anjanette Young biography: 13 things about Chicago, Illinois social worker


Anjanette Young is an African-American woman from Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States. She is a licensed social worker who also volunteers at Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago.

Young’s specialties include social work mentorship, social work clinical supervision and tutoring for social work license exam. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. From 1991 to 1994, she attended Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA where she earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology.
  2. From 1999 to 2006, she worked as a child welfare worker and a foster home licensing worker at the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, which has been renamed as Division of Milwaukee Child Protection Services (DMCPS), in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
  3. From 2001 to 2003, she attended Springfield College Milwaukee where she earned her master’s degree in human services, leadership and management.
  4. From August 2006 to July 2010, she worked at Aidscare Inc/Edge Alliance in Chicago as a housing services manager.
  5. From 2010 to 2012, she worked at Family Rescue Inc. in Chicago as a counseling/case management coordinator.
  6. In 2012, she enrolled at the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago. In 2015, she graduated with a master’s degree in clinical social work with a special interest in adolescent mental health, supporting individuals and families.
  7. From 2012 to 2015, she worked at New Moms, Inc. in Chicago as a housing program supervisor.
  8. Her license as a social worker was issued in 2015. In the same year, she started living at 164 N. Hermitage Avenue in Chicago. In 2019, a confidential informant told the Chicago Police Department that a crime suspect named Andy L. Simpson lived at the same address. At 10:00 a.m. on February 21, 2019, Chicago Police Department officer Alain Aporongao swore out and obtained a search warrant authorizing a search of Simpson and the premises at the address.
  9. In September 2017, she started working at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
  10. At around 7:00 p.m. on February 21, 2019, Aporongao and nine other Chicago Police Department officers including Alex J. Wolinski and Ella French conducted a raid on her home at 164 N. Hermitage Avenue. She was completely naked when they handcuffed her. After about an hour, Wolinski moved her handcuff, apologized to her and admitted liability. Due to the errant raid, her lawyer Keenan Saulter filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department on her behalf.
  11. In March 2019, she became the president and chief executive officer of Cafe Social Work in Chicago.
  12. In the morning of December 16, 2020, she filed a lawsuit through her attorneys at Loevy & Loevy over the denial of the city of Chicago of her Freedom of Information Act request seeking footage of the invasion of her home in the evening of on February 21, 2019.
  13. She was 51 years old when the Chicago City Council voted 48-0 to approve a $2.9 million settlement with her on December 15, 2021.

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