Social Work Services

2022-2023 Family Survey of Community Needs:

Your Family’s Voice Matters – We’re here because you asked!

In 2018, Friend Inc. conducted a survey to ask families in the Kutztown, Brandywine Heights, and Fleetwood Area school districts about their most pressing needs. Kutztown Strong helped in this survey effort as we too wanted to understand how we might better serve the children and families in our local communities.

Families’ top 3 requests were:

  • A means to learn or improve their financial management skills
  • Fun, noncompetitive afterschool programs for their children
  • More behavioral health services in the local community that are conveniently located, and easily accessible

Supports for Children & Families!

Beginning in the Fall of 2022 – Kutztown Strong is expanding their STRONGER TOGETHER initiative to increase available assistance to students and extend supportive services to their families. Our team of 7 social work service providers join with our Communities in Schools staff to serve kids and families in the Kutztown, Brandywine Heights, and Fleetwood Area School Districts. Kutztown Strong’s team is made up of social workers pursuing their master’s degree at nearby Kutztown University. They are based in the elementary school buildings of each school district. They work collaboratively with the school counselors, teachers, and the Communities in Schools staff to help kids and families navigate life’s challenges.

Our Communities in Schools Team Supports Middle School Children & Families – as we work towards building High School Support Services

see below for team members by school district