Hi Students & Families -
I am the school social worker at Open World Learning (OWL).
This is my second year at OWL but have been a school social worker for the last 19 years.
l love working with youth and their families!
I meet with students who may struggle with social and emotional concerns.
I also can refer families/students who are in need of help and support to community agencies.
Some of them are listed below.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
Michelle - MSW, LICSW - 651-744-3398
I am including resources below for your information.
I try to update these resources periodically but if you find that information is incorrect, please let me know. Thank you.
Adult Mental Health:
Children’s Mental Health Services:
www.psychrecoveryinc.com - Psych Recovery, Inc. in St. Paul (can conduct psychological evaluations - takes insurance)
http://www.face2face.org/ (provides individual, family and couples psychotherapy for ages 11-24 years old with or without insurance (sliding fee))
https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/state/Minnesota.html (help to locate therapist near home)
http://www.strengthandhealing.com - Brant Thomsen, Licensed Therapist. Counseling for children, teens, and adults. Specializes in play therapy, autism, and counseling for fathers. Accepts medical assistance and medicaid, or sliding fee. In Saint Paul. 651-925-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hmong American Partnership - Parents can contact youth involvement program coordinator: 651-495-1575 http://hapcommunications.wix.com/hap-website-3
MN Food Help Line: 1-888-711-1151, locates nearest food shelf and hot meals based on address. (Ask for "emergency" food shelf if already used regular food shelf for the month)
Twin Cities Mobile Market - http://www.wilder.org/Programs-Services/tcmm/Pages/default.aspx
Free/Low Cost Housing Items:
Protico (1600 University Ave. W. in St. Paul) - They help families register for health insurance - free program. Call 651-489-2273 to schedule an appointment.
Interventions for Kids:
Programs for Kids - Community Ed, Homework Help, Mentoring:
Community Education http://commed.spps.org/
Homework help http://www.sppl.org/services/homework-help
One2One Mentoring Program http://www.one2onementor.org - please call 952-250-8859
Resources for New Parents In Need:
Second Stork - Located in many hospitals throughout the Twin Cities. They are able to provide playards, clothing, blankets, diapers, bottles and more to new parents in need. Services can be requested through the nurse or social worker at the hospital. http://secondstork.org