School Social Worker News

Community Resources for Families (updated 5/1/21)

Westside Family Resource Center

The Resource Center is located at Pipal Community Center located at 7770 Hascall St. (Next to Westgate Elementary School). The entrance to the Resource Center is located at the Northeast corner of the building.

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! Families are able to come shop for clothing and pick up food/pantry items, as needed.

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

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


K-12 Rides FREE Program

Internet Assistance

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program:

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

April Anderson, LCSW

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

Kate Hebenstreit, LCSW

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

Sarah Fehringer, LCSW

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.