As the needs of the families we serve continue to grow and the resources available continue to decrease the Area 2 School Social Workers have developed a partnership with the faith based community in our area. Monthly meetings are held to continue our discussion of community needs.
We have been able to recruit mentors for our students. The mentors not only work with the students in our schools on a weekly basis but they also provide them with support out in the community.
Our faith based members also provide the school social workers access to their resources such as: food pantries, clothes closets, after school programs/tutoring and support groups.
While this initiative has started off with just a simple mail out asking for assistance, it is rapidly growing! We are excited about the continued possibilities for Cobb County School district students and their families!