School Social Worker
Conestoga Valley School District’s Social Work Department consists of three social workers. Carla DiClemente covers grades 9-12 and assists our Spanish-speaking population (K-12). Jena Mable covers grades 6-8 at Gerald G. Huesken Middle School. I am Katie Reiff and I am the Elementary School Social Worker/Home School Visitor. Although my office is located at Smoketown Elementary, I serve all four elementary schools: Brownstown, Fritz, Leola, and Smoketown.
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.
KATIE REIFF, MSW, LSW, HSV
Home School Visitor/School Social Worker
Conestoga Valley School District
2426 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
717.394.0555 ext. 6840
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 firstname.lastname@example.org