What Is WRAP AROUND?
The Greene County School System believes that children are most successful when the needs of the whole child are met. Students who need interventions, whether those deal with basic needs, physical or emotional health, or family supports, will learn best when those needs are addressed. As such, the school district has a variety of services available to help students and families.
Counseling and Social Work All schools have a minimum of one full-time counselor on staff. A School social worker is also available to support needs beyond those that can be served through counselors or would be more appropriate handled through social work resources. School social workers are well-acquainted with the resources available in the school and community and work to remove barriers to learning by supporting students and families. Learn more on the GCSS School Social Worker webpage: https://www.greene.k12.ga.us/Page/526
Outside Counseling Services Counseling is provided by an outside providers in our community, but we are fortunate to have several unique opportunities available to our students. Oconee Heath Services works with the school system to provide services at no cost to students who meet certain criteria. Each school counselor manages students referred to this program.
NAMI Georgia (https://namiga.org/) is a resource for mental Health Support including online resources and groups to join.
Food Pantries Families that need support with basic needs such as food items or basic hygiene supplies may be served through the referral of counselors and/or social workers. GCHS will also offer a food pantry as part of the WrapAround Services, in addition to food distribution opportunities. This GCHS food pantry serves current GCHS students.
Meet the Wraparound Program Team
- Ci'Erica Maxey
- Kay McClendon
- Beth Thomas
- Laquinta Welbon