Cleaveland, Laura (school social worker)

School Social Workers serve as the link between students' families and the school. I collaborate with parents, guardians, teachers and other school officials to ensure that students reach their academic and personal potential to be globally productive citizens in the twenty-first century. Support services are provided to students to motivate them to be their best when they are faced with barriers such as; absenteeism, abuse/neglect, pregnancy, addictions, poverty, homelessness, etc. Each situation is assessed and individual plans are developed with the student/family. 

                       Need a Helping Hand 

Everyone needs a helping hand in one way or another at some time. There are several resources that I frequently refer families to when needs arise. I have listed a few of these below, but there are many more services available that are not listed here. (See 211 information at the bottom) 

As well you can always call me on my cell at 828-779-1240 for the latest information

         ABCCM                                       259-5300
         ABCCM Medical Clinic                   259-5339
         American Red Cross                     258-3888
         Asheville Housing Authority          251-5054
         Buncombe County DSS                 250-5500
         Buncombe County Health Dept.     250-5000
         Eblen Charities                            255-3066
         Goodwill Career Center                298-9023
         Helpmate (domestic violence hotline)     254-0516
         Juvenile Justice                          225-7330
         Mobile Crisis                      1-888-573-1006
         Motherlove                                 254-7206 Ext. 116
         Mountain Area Job Link               250-4761
         Mountain Mobility                        258-0186
         On Track Financial Services         255-5166
         Pisgah Legal Services                   253-0406
         Salvation Army                            253-4723
         Swannanoa Valley Christian Min.    669-9404
         Valley Child Development Center   686-7800
         WNC Community Health Services  285-0622
         Western Carolina Rescue Min.       254-0471             
You can also dial 211 for a free community referral service. It is available 24 hours a day and it can be accessed by computer at: or call 828-252-4357
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