School Social Worker: Michelle Romano

  • School Social Worker: Michelle Romano

    Hello Students & Families -

    I am the school social worker at Open World Learning (OWL). This year, I have the pleasure of working with two School Social Work interns until June 2019.  They are both thrilled to be at OWL this year.

    Anna-Claire is a School Social Work intern pursuing her Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2017 and has a year of post undergrad experience working in a school as a special education paraprofessional. She hopes to become a middle school or high school School Social Worker after graduating in 2019.

    Paige is a School Social Work intern, who is working towards her Master's in Social Work from St. Thomas/St. Catherine. This is her last year/clinical placement and second year interning with St. Paul Public Schools. She is anticipating becoming a School Social Worker after graduation in May 2019.  

    Resources are listed below. If you have any questions/concerns, I'd be happy to hear from you.

    Michelle Romano, MSW, LICSW - School Social Worker - Open World Learning (OWL) - Phone: (651) 744-3398 - Fax: (651) 293-5308

     

    Community Resources 

    I am including resources below for your information.   

    I try to update these resources periodically but if you find that information is incorrect, please let me know. Thank you. 

    -Michelle  

      

    Adult Mental Health: 

    The Mental Health Crisis Alliance 

    -Website: http://mentalhealthcrisisalliance.org/ 

    -Phone: (651)-241-5959 

    -About: Provides crisis service system for adults in the eastern metropolitan area of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.  

     

    -Minnesota Help Info:  

    -Website: https://www.minnesotahelp.info 

    -About: Locates services/providers near you   

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    Children’s Mental Health Services:  

    Ramsey County’s Children’s Mental Health Services 

    -Website: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/health-medical/clinics-services/mental-health/child-mental-health 

    -Phone: (651)-293-5951 

    -Provide mental health counseling to children   

     

    Clothing Resources: 

    Hallie Q Brown Center   

    -Website: http://www.hallieqbrown.org/ 

    -Phone: (651)-224-4606 or (651)-224-4601   

    - About: Provide free clothing - Monday and Friday 11am - 4pm - no appointment needed 

     

    Joseph's Coats    

    -Website: http://www.josephscoatmn.org/ 

     -Phone: (651)-291-2472 

    -About: Provide free clothing. Bring a photo ID. You can go there once per week on Mondays or Wednesdays from 9am -12pm or from 1pm - 4:30pm  

     

    Counseling:   

    Allina Health Grief & Loss 

    -Website: http://www.allinahealth.org/Health-Conditions-and-Treatments/Grief-resources/Support-groups/By-region/St-Paul/ 

    -Phone: 651-628-1752 

    -About: Provide grief/loss Counseling 

     

      Clearwater Counseling MN 

    -Website: https://www.clearwatercounselingmn.com 

    -Phone: (651)-983-7192 

    -About: Provide counseling, consultation & mediation services for individuals, couples, and families. 

     

    CLUES, 

    -Website: www.clues.org  

    -Phone: (651) 379-4200   

    - About: Male/female therapists that speak Spanish.   

    ---Intake - Thursdays/St Paul - 8:30am - 12pm (walk in)   

    ---Mini wait list - 3-6 weeks out.   

    ---Take Blue Cross/Blue Shield and take all major insurances - MA, Medica, Ucare, HP 

      

    Face 2 Face 

    -Website: https://www.face2face.org/get-help/counseling  

    -Phone: (651)-772-5555 

    -About: Provides individual, family and couples psychotherapy for ages 11-24 years old with or without insurance (sliding fee) 

     

    Family Innovations 

    -Website: https://familyinnovations.com/our-history 

    -Phone: (651)-748-5019 

    -About: Mental health, therapy and counseling services 

     

    Mental Health Practitioner United Family Medicine  

    -Website: https://unitedfamilymedicine.org/  

    -Phone:  651-241-1000. 

    -About: Provide mental health and counseling.  

    ---There is a spanish speaking line when setting up appointments. Patients need to see a primary physician at the clinic and ask to be referred to Xoel Gonzalez. He's fluent in Spanish and English and he meets with 10/+ years old. He works with kids having trouble at school and at home, adults with relationship issues, trauma, and persistent mental illness. Feel free to call Xoel with more questions. 

    ---There are sliding fees for those without insurance and they also take most insurances. 

     

    Progressive Individual Resources here on the West Side.  

    -Website: https://www.pirimn.org/contact-us/  

    -Phone: 651-222-6567. 

    -About: They have many Spanish speaking therapists with opening with no wait list.  

    ---Takes various health insurances  

     

    Psych Recovery Inc 

    -Website: www.psychrecoveryinc.com   

    -Phone: (651)-645-3115. 

    -About: Outpatient mental health clinic  

    ---Can conduct psychological evaluations 

    ---Takes insurance 

     

    Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Crises Line: 

    -Phone: 651-266-7878  

    -About: Open 24 Hours/ Text:**274747 

    ----Mental health crisis services are available 24/7 for all adults and children. 

    ----Can also assist by meeting people in a variety of settings. Crisis teams can also provide connections to community resources. 

    Strength and Healing:  

    -Website: http://www.strengthandhealing.com  

     -Phone: (651)-925-6313 

    -About: Brant Thomsen, Licensed Therapist who offers counseling for children, teens, and adults. 

    ----Specializes in play therapy, autism, and counseling for fathers.  

    -----Accepts medical assistance and medicaid, or sliding fee 

      

    Psychology Today:  

    -Website: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/state/Minnesota.html 

    -About: Locates therapist near home 

      

    Free Walk In Counseling Center 

    -Website: https://walkin.org/faq/ 

    -Phone: (612)-870-0565 

    -About: Provide individual counseling (any age), couples counseling, family therapy, and mediation   

      

     Cultural Programs: 

    Hmong American Partnership 

    -Website: http://hapcommunications.wix.com/hap-website-3 

    -Phone: (651)-495-1575    

    -About: Provides services for both individuals and families. 

    -----Parents can contact youth involvement program coordinator.  

     

     Food Resources:   

     Food Shelf  

    -Phone: (651)-756-7018 

    -About: Open: Mon - 9am - 6pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 6pm. *Call for appointment* 

     ---Those who have limited English skills can use children to call and go to appointment 

     

    Hallie Q Brown Center 

    -Website: http://www.hallieqbrown.org/ 

    -Phone: (651)-224-4606 or (651)-224-4601 

    -About: Provides basic needs and clothing 

     

    MN Food Help Line: 

    -Phone: 1-888-711-1151  

    -About: Locates nearest food shelf and hot meals based on address.  (Ask for "emergency" food shelf if already used regular food shelf for the month)  

     

    Neighborhood House Food Shelf, 

     -Website: http://neighb.org/program/foodsupportprogram/ 

    -Phone: (651) 789-2500 

     -About: Neighborhood has two food markets: the Wellstone Food Market in the Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center on St. Paul’s West Side, and the second in Sibley Manor in Highland Park. Provide food and connections to resources.  

      

    Twin Cities Mobile Market 

    -Website: http://www.wilder.org/Programs-Services/tcmm/Pages/default.aspx 

    -Phone: 651-280-2434  

    -About: Grocery store on wheels; anyone can access 

     

    Free/Low Cost Housing Items:  

    Free Cycle 

    -Website: https://groups.freecycle.org/FreecycleStPaulMN/ 

    -About: Provides resources  

      

    General Assistance for Families: 

     Minnesota Help Info:  

    -Website: https://www.minnesotahelp.info 

    -About: Locates services/providers near you   

      

    Health Insurance:   

     Protico  

    -Website: https://porticohealthnet.org/  

    -Phone: (651)-489-2273 

     -About: Help families register for health insurance - free program  

     

    Housing: 

    Shelter Listings: 

    -Website: https://www.shelterlistings.org/ 

    -About: Assists with finding shelter and assistance 

     

    Interventions for Kids: 

    Intervention Central 

    -Website: http://www.interventioncentral.org/   

    -About: Provides assistance with school work  

      

    Academic interventions 

    -Website: http://www.interventioncentral.org/response-to-intervention  

    -About: Offers academic interventions  

      

    PBIS World 

    -Website: http://www.pbisworld.com/ 

    -About: A website containing links to hundreds of interventions, supports, resources, and data collection tools.   

     

    Mentoring: 

    New Lens Urban Mentoring 

    -Website: https://newlensurbanmentoring.org 

    -Phone: (651)-683-2968 

    -About: provides black males in the 8-12th grade with access to culturally congruent mentors  

     

    Programs for Kids: 

    Community Education/Homework Help/Mentoring  

    -Website: http://commed.spps.org/  

    -About: Offers lifelong learning opportunities for all members of the community. 

      

    Homework Help 

    -Website: http://www.sppl.org/services/homework-help  

    -About: St. Paul Public Schools supports individual school programs and teachers in developing homework practices  

      

     Mentoring Program 

     -Website: http://www.mpmn.org/FindAProgram.aspx 

    -About: Mentors within the Twin Cities 

      

     One 2 One 

    -Website: http://www.one2onementor.org  

    -About: A mentoring program that works towards empowering youth and connecting communities  

     

    Sprockets 

    -Website: http://sprocketssaintpaul.org/program-finder 

    -Phone: (651)-744-7738 

    -About: A network of many different after-school and summer programs for youth in Saint Paul 

      

    180 Degrees 

    -Website: http://www.180degrees.org/introduction.php 

    -Phone: (651)-968-8908 

    -About: Supports individuals and families to overcome barriers 

      

    Resources for New Parents In Need: 

    Hallie Q Brown Center 

    -Website: http://www.hallieqbrown.org/ 

    -Phone: (651)-224-4606 or (651)-224-4601 

    -About: Provides basic needs and clothing 

     

    Second Stork 

    -Website: http://secondstork.org  

    -Phone: (651)-272-0356 

    -About: Provide play yards, clothing, blankets, diapers, bottles and more to new parents in need.  

    ---Services can be requested through the nurse or social worker at the hospital.  

    --- Located in many hospitals throughout the Twin Cities