School Social Worker
Conestoga Valley School District’s Social Work Department consists of three social workers. Katie Reiff covers grades K-5 and Jena Mable covers grades 6-8. I am Carla DiClemente and I am the Secondary School Social Worker/Home School visitor; I cover grades 7-12 and assist our Spanish-speaking population (K-12).
As school social workers, we connect students and families to resources in our community to help meet your needs. We can provide assistance with housing resources, food and clothing bank referrals, applying for state assistance, work with the homeless population, along with any other needs that might be a barrier to your child’s education.
Carla DiClemente, LSW, HSV
Bilingual Home and School Visitor/School Social Worker Grades 7-12
Gerald H. Huesken Middle School
2110 Horseshoe Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-5231 ext. 1001
Pictured (from left to right) School Social Workers Katie Reiff and Carla DiClemente.
In addition to email or phone (listed above) you can contact us via:
Text Messaging: Text “@cvsowork2” to 81010
Mental Health Resources and Immediate Safety Concerns
If you have an imminent safety concern for yourself or for someone else, please do not hesitate to use one of the resources below:
- Safe to Say: 1-844-723-2729; www.safe2saypa.org; use the Safe2Say mobile app.
- Police: 911
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800)273-8255.The lifeline is available 24/7 for individuals in crisis as well as providing resources.
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. This is a free and confidential service for anyone that is needing to talk to someone, particularly through text. This text line is also available 24/7.
- 988 (formerly The TALK Line): This Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: To access this 24/7 hotline, you can call 1(800)799-7233. If you are unable to speak safely, you can also text LOVEIS to 22522 or log onto thehotline.org.
- Lancaster County Crisis Intervention: Crisis Intervention is a 24-hour emergency mental health service provided for persons experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal or homicidal thoughts. Crisis Intervention staff can assist in assessing what a person needs to alleviate the immediate crisis and then link them to the appropriate services. Call (717) 394-2631.
If you have a non-urgent concern, here are other helpful mental health resources:
- Mental Health Resources in Lancaster County: PDF document of local mental health providers. Listed alphabetically, insurances accepted on the right-hand side. Please call to verify insurance information.
- Student Assistance Program (SAP) (Kendal--Only put for secondary)
- Lancaster County United Way Resources: Free call center for resources and referrals in Lancaster County and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - housing, food, mental health, legal support, and much more.
- Open Access: Walk-in, outpatient clinic for behavioral/mental health concerns.
- Compass Mark: This anonymous, confidential support for those with addictions is available by phone at 717-299-2831, M-F 9am-5pm or by email at email@example.com