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Maria De La Torre, LBSW    
333 S Ohio 
Mercedes, TX 78570
​(956) 887-0079 Phone
[email protected]
Noelda Rodriguez, LBSW
333 S Ohio
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 704-0238
Lupita Sanchez, LBSW
333 S Ohio
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 752-6158

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School Social Workers provide families and students with support by mobilizing available resources, fostering positive relationships between family, school and community and developing opportunities for students to prosper in their educational experiences and beyond.
School social workers serve as the liaison between school, home and the community. The underlying premise of school social work services is based on strengthening students' academic progress by removing barriers to learning including meeting their basic physical and emotional needs.
  • Provides short-term individual and structured group counseling services
  • Provides prevention and crisis intervention services
  • Encourages supportive peer relationships and ositive attitudes
  • Provides guidance to students to make healthy choices
  • Provides advocacy services for students and families
  • Provides home visits to students and parent/guardian to assess and address their needs
  • Provides programs and services to parents that include education and referral to appropriate commuity agencies
  • Facilitates parental involvement
  • Provides case management services to students with severe and chronic problems
  • Coordinates referrals for social services in the community
  • Collaborates with campus-based and disrict support services professionals
  • Provides information, training, education and consultation services to the campus and communities concerning social service issues
  • A licensed, specially trained, caring person
  • A listener
  • A resource person
  • A counselor and a consultant
  • A group leader
  • A person who assists students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators
Social Service Offices
Attorney General 956.969.2010
Buckner Children and Family 956.630.6285
Mujeres Unidas 1.800.580.4879
Ronald McDonald House 956.412.7200
TDHS 956.565.2692
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid 956.968.6574
WIC 956.565.2603
Workforce Solutions 956.447.4693
​Valley Aids Council 956.428.2653
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1.800.273.TALK
Crisis Text Line Text "HOME" to 741-741
Self Harm Hotline 1.800.DONT.CUT
Family Violence Helpline 1.800.996.6228