Community Connections




Community Connections


School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success. (www.sswaa.org/)



SDMA School Social Workers


Shanda Henning

Oaklawn, Dowsville, & Knapp Elementarys

[email protected]

(715) 232-3798, Ext. 50103


Amanda Cruz

Wakanda & River Heights Elementarys

[email protected]

(715) 232-3987, Ext. 60119 - River Heights

(715) 232-3898, Ext. 70107- Wakanda



Community Resources


  • If you are or know someone experiencing homelessness, please contact Shanda Henning or Amanda Cruz. 
  • Stepping Stones  - People helping people strengthen the Dunn County community by providing food, shelter and support.
  • Food Pantry - distribution Monday 11am-2pm, Wednesdays 3pm-6pm, Friday 3pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-12pm.  
  •  Shelter Program - providing emergency shelter, housing assistance and related services.  For housing assistance, contact Heidi Hooten at 715-235-2920.
  •  WestCap - providing assistance to low income families in Dunn County and surrounding areas.  
  • SAM Bags provide families with food for the weekend.  If you would like this for your child, please contact your child’s school.