Policies are important to social workers because they help our clients live better lives. Policies help to protect our clients from discrimination, racism, or bullying. Policies help our clients live more productive lives by supplementing their income, providing health care, or by obtaining needed medical treatments. Policies help us as social workers to make a difference in a person's life. We are able to encourage the person to overcome oppression. We can empower the person to see how important they are. Policies help to build the bridge between a person feeling helpless or lost to a person living their life to their fullest potential.