School Social Workers
Build trusting relationships with students, families and school personnel
Provide crisis intervention, counseling services, support and case management
Maintain confidentiality of students and their families
Link students and families with school and community resources
Collaborate with all school personnel to assess students’ social/emotional obstacles to academic success
Help families understand school policies, services and programs
Provide home visits/meet families to understand and address barriers to student learning
Assist teachers and principals in developing plans to help students with academic and behavioral difficulties
Develop/facilitate/coordinate prevention activities and intervention strategies
If you, your child, or your family are in need of support, please reach out to Laraway’s School Social Workers
PreK through 3rd grade - Rachel Rivera 815-727-5196, extension 2527
4th through 8th grade - Kristen Rojas 815-727-5196, extension 2523
For a non-comprehensive list of community agencies that may also provide counseling services and support, click on this LINK or see below
Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center
409 W Jefferson St.
Insurances Accepted: Medicaid/AllKids
203 N Ottawa St.
Catholic Charities Hands of Hope Counseling
2121 Oneida St., Suite 304
Insurances Accepted: Accepts most insurances or sliding scale (not medical card)
Crisis Line of Will County (suicide prevention & referral information)
In addition to suicide prevention, this crisis line serves as a Resource Line and you can obtain information & referrals for food assistance, financial assistance, etc.
Family Counseling Services
62 W Washington Street
Insurances Accepted: Medicaid/All-kids, all private insurances, sliding scale
Guardian Angel Home
1550 Plainfield Road
Insurances Accepted: ALL SERVICES FREE
Will County Health Department
Division of Behavioral Health
407 W Jefferson
Insurances Accepted: Medicaid/AllKids only
We serve each child for the purpose of helping reach his or her full potential as a life-long learner.
It is the business of learning that inspires us to teach.
Our ultimate goal is to positively contribute to the betterment of the communities in which WE live.