School Social Work Department  



    September is Attendance Awareness Month!



    -Regular Attendance is important at EVERY age!  Even in our younger grades. Click here to check out why!       


    -Did you know that Chronic Absenteeism is defined as missing 10% of the school year? That equals out to missing just 2 days a month-for any reason!


    -COVID-19 has caused the number of students who are chronically absent to increase.


    -If you feel like your student is chronically absent, reach out to your child's school and let us help you problem-solve ways to get them to school regularly.  


    -*You can participate in our Attendance Awareness Campaign by clicking here.


     School Social Workers "Mustache" you to be at school on time everyday! 



  • Looking for Resources?

    CCS has compiled a list of critical community resources listed below. This list includes contact information for community programs/resources that are available to assist residents with food, housing, crisis assistance and more. **Please note all resources listed below may be subject to changes in hours and varying restrictions.  For specific information, please contact the invididual agency for more information.


    Don't see what you're looking for?  Contact your School Social Worker for more! 



    Food Resources

    CCS School Nutrition Program:  Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for ALL students for the 21'-22' School Year!  Check out the CCS School Nutrition website here for the most up-to-date information. 

    **Please remember to fill out a Free & Reduced Lunch Application for the 21'-22' school year, as there may be other benefits you can qualify for.  You can access that application here


     Info about P-EBT Cards  

    If parents have questions about their P-EBT card, they may contact either the school’s social worker or the SNP office. The SNP office can be reached by contacting Nanette Whitaker at Nanette.whitaker@cabarrus.k12.nc.us or 704-260-5554. To access the SNP website,please click here.

    P-EBT (English)

    P-EBT (Spanish)


    Free Local Food Resources

    For free local food resources, text FOODNC to 877-877; you will receive a text back with locations and serving times.  For information in Spanish, text COMIDA to 877-877  


    CCM Crisis Center Food Pantry 704-786-4709

    246 Country Club Dr, Concord    

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 9 am to 4 pm

    Wednesdays, 9 to 12noon

    Clients must be a resident of Cabarrus County

    Clients can access the crisis center food pantry on a monthly basis, first come-first served

    CCM will need to know gross monthly income, last 4 digits of Social Security, address, and answer a few questions.  It is based on income.

    Volunteers picking up for families:  Please bring a letter, stating who the volunteer is and who they are picking up for, with signatures, the address and the information listed above. 



    Department of Human Services-Cabarrus County DHS

    13030 S. Cannon Blvd, Concord NC; 704-920-1400


    A quick and easy way to apply for benefits


    Find Help North Carolina 2-1-1

    Call, text, or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you.

    Dial 2-1-1, or 1-888-892-1162.


    Housing/Rental Assistance

    Salvation Army

    216 Patterson Ave., Concord NC; 704-782-7822; crisis assitance and casework with emergency needs (lodging, food, rent, utilties, etc.)


    Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM)

    246 Country Club dr., Concord NC; 704-786-4709 (main number); crisis assistance offered, transitional housing program (this is not emergency housing)


    Rental Assistance Program – COVID-19 has put thousands of Cabarrus County households on the verge of eviction. For thousands more, it’s only a matter of time before the utilities are cut off. Help is here.  Through the Cabarrus County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), households with financial hardship due to COVID-19 can apply for payment of overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020, and through the remainder of the year or until funding runs out. To learn more or start the process, text ERAP to 888-777, visit erap.cabarruscounty.us or call 704-920-1400, option 4 then 6. See the flyer below.







    Mobile testing and Vaccination Locations



    Cabarrus Health Alliance-Public Health Department

    300 Mooresville Rd., Kannapolis; 704-920-1000; https://www.cabarrushealth.org/


    North Carolina COVID-19 Hotline




    Mental Health


    Partners-Cabarrus County

    Are you having a mental health crisis?  Call the HOPE line at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673)




    Atrium Behavioral Health

    24 hr Crisis Assistance 1-800-418-2065



    Novant Behavioral Health

    24 hr Access Line 1-800-786-1585



    Daymark Recovery Services

    284 Executive Park Dr., Suite 100, Concord; 704-939-1100


    Mobile Engagement/Mobile Crisis: 866-275-9552



    Unemployment Information

    Click here for more information regarding filing for unemployment 

    DES Customer Call Center:  1-888-737-0259




      Hispanic Resources

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    National Resources

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    SAMHSA's National Helpline (Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders) - 1-800-662-HELP, www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

    Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990, www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

    National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE, Text:  LOVEIS to 22522



Why do schools need school social workers?

  • change futures
    Children today are increasingly victims of many social forces that negatively
    affect their role as students. The family is in a state of change and until it
    becomes stabilized, in whatever form, children's unmet physical and emotional
    needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school.

                                                            (School Social Work Association of America)

NC School Social Work Vision Statement

  • To create nurturing relationships with students that embrace students' academic achievement and personal success as globally
    productive citizens in the 21st century. We utilize leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote overall academic success by
    providing services that strengthen home, school and community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning.

Promoting Positive Change

  • school
    agents of change

    School Social Work Association of America

    For those who do not feel heard...school social workers listen.
    For those who have unmet needs...school social workers advocate.
    For those who feel marginalized...school social workers empower.
    School Social Workers make positive change!

CCS Social Work

  •       Social Workers

    Amy Jewell, LCSW

    School Social Work & Mental Health Coordinator

    CCS Education Center

    4401 Old Airport Rd.
    Concord, NC 28025

    We Rock

Mental Health Matters

Last Modified on September 14, 2021