Community Resources

School Social Workers serve as the link between students' families and the school. I collaborate with parents, guardians, teachers and other school officials to ensure that students reach their academic and personal potential to be globally productive citizens in the twenty-first century. Support services are provided to students to motivate them to be their best when they are faced with barriers such as; absenteeism, abuse/neglect, pregnancy, addictions, poverty, homelessness, etc. Each situation is assessed and individual plans are developed with the student/family. Visit my Parent Resource Page for more information

 
 
 

 

Need a Helping Hand?

Everyone needs a helping hand in one way or another at some time or another. There are several resources that I frequently refer families to when needs arise. I have listed a few of these below, but there are many more services available that are not listed here. (See 211 information at the bottom). If you need help finding resources that are not listed here, please give me a call at 828-775-2608.

         ABCCM                                       259-5300
          American Red Cross                      258-3888
         Asheville Housing Authority            251-5054
         Buncombe County DSS                 250-5500
         Buncombe County Health Dept.     250-5000
         Eblen Charities                              255-3066
         Goodwill Career Center                298-9023
         Helpmate (dom. viol. hotline #)      254-0516
         Juvenile Justice                              225-7330
         Mobile Crisis                                 1-888-573-1006
          Pisgah Legal Services                     253-0406
         Salvation Army                               253-4723
          WNC Community Health Services  285-0622
         Western Carolina Rescue Min.       254-0471             
                
    
         
You can also dial 211 for a free community referral service. It is available 24 hours a day and it can be accessed by computer at: www.nc211.org.

 

School Supplies

Our school has received generous donations from a very caring community that wants to support our students. School supplies and other basic need items are kept in the Counseling department when there is a need. Please call me at 828-775-2608 if I can be of further assistance.

 
 

McKinney-Vento

McKinney-Vento is the name of federal legislation that helps students stay in school even if they “lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Research shows that kids who transfer between schools lose up to 4 months of academic instruction due to the transition. McKinney-Vento is designed to help keep kids in the same school despite being homeless.  This applies NOT ONLY to kids who are homeless, but also to:


  • Children sharing housing due to economic hardship or loss of housing;

  • Children living in “motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations”

  • Children living in “emergency or transitional shelters"

  • Children whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)

  • Children living in “cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations…”


Students in the above situations qualify for extra support so that they can stay in their same school or their “school or origin.” Please let me know if you or a student you know qualifies for the McKinney-Vento program.