School Social Worker News

Westside Community Schools

Westside Family Resource Center

Thanks to some very generous donors (A District 66 family, W Club and the Westside Foundation), we now have our clothing closet, coat closet and food pantry all in one location! We are very excited for our families to come visit and shop for any needed items. For those individuals who wish to try on clothes, we even have a pretty hip changing room :-).

*Please contact a School Social Worker to make an appointment.

*New location for our Clothing Closet and Food Pantry

7770 Hascall Street (Pipal Community Center, next to Westgate Elementary School-please use the Northeast doors across from the soccer field)

Utility and Rent Assistance

Internet Assistance

If additional assistance is needed for internet access, please contact the School Social Worker.

Housing Resources

Family Housing Advisory Services Housing Help Line: 402-934-6763.

Heartland Family Service Housing Services: NE 402-934-8810. IA 712-435-5350

Heartland Family Service Rental and Utility Assistance: 402-451-6244

Open Door Mission Permanent Supportive Housing: 402-829-1545

Salvation Army Housing programs (Singles and Families): 402-898-7521

Omaha Housing Authority: 402-444-6900 or

Stephen Center Permanent Supportive Housing 402-715-5494 or 402-715-5500

Together Inc. 402-345-8047

Douglas County Housing Authority: 402-444-6203

April Anderson

School Social Worker at Westgate, Westbrook, Hillside, Rockbrook, Prairie Lane, Loveland, Swanson and Westside Early Childhood Centers

Kate Hebenstreit

School Social Worker at Westside Middle School, Oakdale, Sunset and Paddock Road

Sarah Fehringer

School Social Worker at Westside High School and West Campus
School Social Workers function as a link between the home, school and community. We can assist families who are experiencing social, familial and/or economic challenges that impact the learning process of students.