School Social Workers Corner (HSSD)

December Edition

Introducing Holiday Season

Hello Families,


Happy Holiday Season!


As we approach the holiday season, we understand that the holidays can be very difficult. Our district school social workers are here for you and want to share resources amongst the community with you and your families. Please reach out to us... we are here to help!


Mental Health Series (2022-23):


  • Our December event will be an online pre-recorded session. Check out our district website for more information.


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We will be updating this resource newsletter monthly (1st of every month). If the 1st falls on a holiday and/or weekend, we will have it updated the next working day.

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Mental Health Series 2022-23

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Housing Assistance & Programs

Energy Assistance Support

Apply anytime between now and 5/15/2023!


Brown County Health & Human Services Economic Support administers the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). WHEAP provides assistance with heating costs and non-heating electric costs. A one-time payment is available between October 1 and May 15 of each year. Most fuel types are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.


Crisis Assistance: A household may qualify for crisis assistance if you have no heat, have received a disconnect notice from the heating vendor or are nearly out of bulk fuel and cannot afford to purchase more. WHEAP furnace assistance can provide services to eligible applicants if the furnace or boiler stops operating. Contact our office (Energy Assistance) immediately if you are experiencing a no heat situation. Contact us (Energy Assistance) today for an appointment (in office or by phone) or a paper application.


Address: 111 N. Jefferson Street Green Bay, WI 54305

Phone: (920) 448-6460

Email: Energy.Assistance@browncountywi.gov

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm

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Triple P Parenting Groups/Supports

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Additional Resources

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Family & Childcare Resources of NEW

Family & Childcare Resources of NEW is doing great work in the community to help diversify services to families in Brown county. These events will help them learn what cultural considerations need to be made within helping fields and helping them train providers to better serve our communities. Their next group is focused on African/African American/ and Black individuals on 11/29. Each participant is entered into a drawing and dinner/childcare are provided.

Sign up here https://forms.gle/hiyHRknW3xGEFo537 or use the QR code on the flyers to register

Lasagna Love

What is Lasagna Love?:

Lasagna Love is a global nonprofit and grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery. We also seek to eliminate stigmas associated with asking for help when it is needed most. Our mission is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities.


Mission: Our mission is not only to help address the incredible rise in food insecurity among families but also to provide a simple act of love and kindness during a time full of uncertainty and stress.


Could request a meal here: https://www.lasagnalove.org/request/

Meet the Team!

Rachel Miller

School Social Worker - Bay Port High School

Foster Care Coordinator for Howard-Suamico School District

Kendra Kawula

School Social Worker - Bay View Middle School

Homeless Coordinator for Howard-Suamico School District

Bobbi Nowaczyk

School Social Worker - Lineville Intermediate, Suamico Elementary, and 4K Sites

Katie Rabas

School Social Worker - Bay Harbor & Meadowbrook Elementary Schools

Saraphena Jochman

School Social Worker - Howard & Forest Glen Elementary Schools

Kourtney Feldhausen

Student & Family Engagement Coordinator

Giving Tree Coordinator

Opt-in for Text Messages - Giving Tree

The Howard-Suamico School District and The Giving Tree use text messages to communicate various information throughout the year. There is an easy way to opt-in for texting if your household primary number is in our student information system, PowerSchool, and is a mobile phone. Just text the word Yes to 68453 You should receive a confirmation reply within a few minutes of sending your request.

Brown County Crisis Center

Crisis Center is here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in any stressful crisis situation. Our counselors are fully trained in crisis intervention, and are here to listen and help you find a solution for your immediate needs, as well as help you cope with stress in the future.


24-hour Crisis Line: (920) 436-8888

Location: 300 Crooks St., Green Bay, WI (downtown)