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School Social Work Services

School Social Workers:

  • Perform assessments (adaptive, social, emotional behavioral, attendance, academic) to maximize student achievement and success.
  • Provide school-based academic and social/emotional interventions to individuals and groups including direct services to students who received special education services
  • Provide consultation regarding mental health
  • Actively participate in School Building Level Committees (SBLC), Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
  • Assist with referrals to community based services


Contact Information:

Jamie Barnett, LCSW, C-SSWS (Social Worker)

318-377-7052 Ext. 274


Elmira Wafer, LCSW, C-SSWS (Social Worker)

318-377-7052 Ext. 279


Holly Cox, (Social Worker)



Links and additional resources:

Website where you can put in the town and what resource you are looking for.


Louisiana Rehabilitation Services


At the top click on Louisiana Rehabilitation Services right above BUSINESSES


Department of Health and Hospitals

Links to Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Developmental Disabilities, health unit, etc.


Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

Region VII 741-2898 (to get to information to apply)


Shreveport Regional Medicaid

1-800-256-3068 or 318-862-9909

 Medicaid / Bayou Health


Families Helping Families – Region 7

318-221-0135 or 1-800-989-0315


Minden Mental / Behavioral Health Clinic

435 Homer Rd.



Shreveport Mental Health Center – OMH, Region VII



Social Security Administration  


To apply for social security –


Department of Children & Family Services


To report Child Abuse or Neglect call  1-855-452-5437


Volunteers of America (VOA)




National Association of Social Workers (Professional Organization)


Community Resources:

Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Eric J. LeBlanc


Webster Parish Health Unit

1200 Homer Rd. - Minden


218 N.E.1st  St. - Springhill


Food Vouchers, Formula/Baby Food. Birth Certificates, Education, Communicable Disease Control. AIDS/HIV Control, Rabies Control, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control, Tuberculosis Control, Health Care, Lead Poisoning Screening, Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening, Sickle Cell Screening, Genetic Testing and Screening, Physician Referrals, Health Education, Family Planning, Contraception, Genetic Counseling, Mother and Infant Care, Public Clinics, Immunizations, Childhood Immunizations, Flu Vaccines, WIC, WIC Applications/Certification


Northwest Louisiana Technical College

9500 Industrial Dr. - Minden



Bossier Parish Community College

6220 East Texas St.


Robinson, Cynthia

Disability Services Advisor, Disability Services

Phone: 318-678-6072


Robinson, Morris

Counselor, Disability Services

Phone: 318-678-6315



LATAN - Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network

3042 Old Forge Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70808



Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled


Legal Services of North Louisiana

720 Travis st. Shreveport, LA 71101



Webster Parish Office of Family Support

223 Pine Street

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 371-3012

Family Support Centers/Outreach, Food Stamps/SNAP, TANF Applications, Public Assistance Programs, Job Finding Assistance, Welfare Rights Assistance


Webster Parish Public Transportation

208 Gleason Street

Minden. LA 71058

(318) 377-7022

Community Recognition, Emergency Funds, Medical Appointments Transportation. Transportation, Commodity

Supplemental Food Program


United Christian Home, Inc.

104 Fuller St.

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 377-1540

Employment Preparation, Clothing, Housing Search Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Food, Basic Needs


Webster Parish FEMA Emergency Assistance

208 Gleason Street

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 377-7022

Information and Referral, Food Donation Programs, Community Recognition. Individual Counseling, Utility Service

Payment Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance, Occasional Emergency Food Assistance


FBC (First Baptist Church)

301 Pennsylvania Avenue

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 377-4434

Pastoral/Spiritual Counseling Volunteer Opportunities, Temporary Financial Assistance, Personal Financial

Counseling, Clothing Banks, Clothing, Food Pantries, Food, Basic Needs


United Christian Assistance Program, Inc.

204 Miller Street

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 377-6804

Prescription Drugs for Specific Health Conditions, Water Service Payment Assistance, Gas Service Payment

Assistance, Electric Service Payment Assistance, Utility Service Payment Assistance, Utility Assistance, School

Clothing, Clothing, Rent Payment Assistance, Emergency Food


Webster Parish Office of Community Services (Police Jury)

208 Gleason Street

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 377-7022

Information and Referral, Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations, Disaster Services, Family Counseling, Utility

Service Payment ASSistance, Clothing, Housing Expense Assistance, Utility ASSistance, Housing/Shelter. Food

Pantries, Basic Needs


Webster Parish Family Home Day Care

208 Gleason Street

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 377-7022

Information and Referral, Community Recognition, Emergency Funds, Individual Counseling, Child Care Providers,

Child Care Expense Assistance, Child and Adult Care Food Programs, Occasional Emergency Food Assistance


Webster Parish Family Self-Sufficiency

208 Gleason Street

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 377-7022

Outreach Programs, Information and Referral, Community Recognition, Emergency Funds, Individual Counseling,

Job Search/Placement, Job Training Formats, Career Counseling, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education,

Occasional Emergency Food Assistance


Shreveport Job Corps

2815 Lillian St, Shreveport, LA 71109

(318) 227-9331


Job Corps is the nation's largest residential education and vocational

training program for the economically disadvantaged youth. It helps young

people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and

academic training.


Youth Challenge Program - Camp Minden


The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program is a 17-month program, which offers at-risk

adolescents an opportunity to change their future. The initial program consists of a 5-month

residential phase where cadets learn self-discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to

obtain a high school general equivalency diploma (GED). Participants live and work in a structured

and disciplined military like environment, which encourages teamwork and personal growth. The

second phase of the program is a 12-month post-residential phase. During the post-residential

phase, students are assisted by mentors from their home communities and YCP case managers as

they return home and continue their education or enter the work force.


Louisiana Association for the Blind

1750 Claiborne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103

318-635-6471 or toll free 1-877-913-6471


Louisiana Center for the Blind

101 South Trenton St., Ruston, LA 71270




Success Insight

1504 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City


Success Insite offers behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and

families. Success Insite advocates for those in need and provides access to care for

underserved populations.


Goodwill Employment Solutions


800 W. 70th St. Shreveport, LA


Minden Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC)

1400 Commerce St.

Minden, LA 71055


Sheltered workshop / Employment for mentally retarded/handicapped adults, age 22 and older in Webster parish.

Intake Process: Sandra Clarkston/OCDD at (318) 741-7455.


New Horizons Independent Living

8505 Line Ave. Shreveport LA 71106



North Webster Association For Retarded Citizens, SPARC

24556 Highway 371

Sarepta, LA 71071-0351

(318) 847-4356

The PCA/Respite program provides assistance to families who have a mentally/physically handicapped

person in the house. The ARC of North Webster provides a PCA/Respite worker to provide relief for

these families. Referrals are made with the case management agency ACCESS in Shreveport.

The ARC provides Supported Employment for those individuals who are able to work in the public or in a

sheltered or supervised manner. Referrals are made to a job appropriate to their like/dislikes. They also

provide Sheltered Workshop for mentally/physically handicapped individuals.

Intake Process: Call (318) 847-4356 and you can speak with a representative who can assist you.