School Social Work Services
Visit United Way 2-1-1 for a comprehensive list of resources for families impacted by the floods.
AT&T - AT&T is expanding their income eligibility for affordable internet access and offering two free months to new subscribers.
Behavioral Health Response: (314) 496-6644
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish Food Pantry (120 N Elizabeth Ave) - Drive-thru food pantry is open Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.
Connecting Kids to Coverage (Health Insurance): (314) 256-8753
Domestic Violence: (800) 799-7233
Eye Thrive: (636) 789-8740 - Free prescription glasses provided for children ages 4-18 with a current and valid prescription.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: (314) 534-4200
Operation Food Search Hunger Hotline: (314) 726-5355
Prepare STL - Updates available for local Coronavirus news and testing sites.
Salvation Army: (314) 531-5621
Spectrum - Spectrum is opening their WiFi hotspots for public use and offering Spectrum Internet Assist to low-income households.
St. Louis Area Foodbank - Click on the link to find available food banks near you. Call to confirm location, hours, and eligibility.
St. Vincent De Paul: (314) 881-6000
TEAM Food Pantry: (314) 831-0879 - Open Monday - Friday from 10AM - 2PM and Saturday from 10AM - 12PM. Call to make an appointment. Must live in Hazelwood or Florissant.
United Way: 2-1-1
Vaccinate STL - Click on the link to find a free flu vaccination event near you.
Youth Connection Helpline: (314) 819-8802
School social workers serve as the link between students, families, and the school. They work with parents, guardians, teachers, and other school officials to eliminate barriers children may have to learning and attempt to ensure that students reach their academic and personal potential. They also assist students in dealing with stress or emotional problems. School social workers address problems such as misbehavior, truancy, and economic hardship and advise teachers on how to cope with difficult students while providing parents with resources.
Please visit our FFSD SUPPORT SITE for resources for parents and educators to use when supporting students.
For more information or questions about how we can help, feel free to call or e-mail one of our school social workers listed below.
DISTRICT SOCIAL WORKERS
Kate Obermeier (314) 213-0714 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate works with all of the district's Pre-K - 2nd grade buildings.
Debbie Bodden (314) 541-0810 or email@example.com
Debbie works with all of the district's 3rd - 5th grade buildings.
Lynda Partee (314) 210-3792 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda works with all of the district's 6th grade centers, middle schools, and high schools.
Taelor Williams (314) 824-2078 or email@example.com
Mara works with students enrolled in Early Childhood Special Education.
Timothy Merritt (314) 778-1572 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim works with students attending the Restoration and Wellness Center.
Bree Moore (314) 778-1581 or email@example.com
Bree works with students attending the Restoration and Wellness Center.
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS
Halls Ferry Elementary School
Emma Cole (314) 831-1022, x1042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee-Hamilton Elementary School
Alexandrea Rucker (314) 666-5754 or email@example.com
Johnson-Wabash Sixth Grade Center
Andrea Boaz (314) 524-0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedgwood Sixth Grade Center
Teresa Davis (314) 831-4551, x1082 or email@example.com
Cross Keys Middle School
Beverly Woody (314) 506-9700, x5765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferguson Middle School
Julia Johnson (314) 506-9667 or email@example.com
STEAM Academy Middle School
Shanice Whitney (314) 824-2422, x1112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandrea Rucker (314) 666-5754 or email@example.com
McCluer High School
Victoria Williams (314) 506-9516 or firstname.lastname@example.org
McCluer North High School
Amani Howard (314) 506-9225 or email@example.com
STEAM Academy High School at McCluer South Berkeley
SOCIAL WORKERS FOR STUDENTS-IN-TRANSITION
Janie Burse (314) 824-2036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Janie works with families that are enrolled in the district under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Yolanda Rodgers-Garvin (314) 824-2045 or email@example.com
Yolanda works with families that are enrolled in the district under Foster Care and the McKinney-Vento Act.
News and Current Events
To request services from the District Social Work Team, please complete this Social Work Assistance Request Form, and one of our team members will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Apply for a Free Chromebook
St. Louis County Library has received funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to provide 1,000 internet connected Chromebooks to eligible residents. The devices come preloaded with unlimited data through June 30, 2024.
Any resident in the St. Louis County Library District is eligible to apply, particularly those who lack the equipment and services to access the internet. Applications will be accepted September 19 through October 1, 2023.
All applicants will be notified by October 6, 2023. Those individuals awarded a device will be able to pick up the Chromebook at the branch designated on their application. The Chromebooks do not need to be returned to the Library, recipients can keep the device to use indefinitely, however internet access will end on June 30, 2024.
Close the Gap Grant ProgramThe Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to announce the new Close the Gap Grant program. This program provides a one-time grant of up to $1,500 for K-12 public school district and charter school students to use towards allowable educational expenses.Allowable education expenses include:*Tutoring*Computer equipment*Internet connectivity*Before- and after-school educational programs*Instructional resource material*Course fees and textbooks*Online access for an academic app or subscription*Education, learning, study skills services*Academic day or summer camps*Arts-related day or summer camps*Art enrichmentTo be eligible for the grant, students must meet the following criteria:*Must be a Missouri resident*Student is currently enrolled in K-12 in a Missouri public school district or charter schoolTo receive Close the Gap Grant updates and application reminders, please visit missouri.withodyssey.com to sign up to receive emails.