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Social Services

The Merrillville Community School Corporation School Social Workers are present at every level K thru 12, servicing students, staff and families each school day. The primary role of the school social worker is to ensure that students are able to reach their full potential by providing supportive services that address the various social, emotional and situational barriers that may hinder a student’s learning. 

Services are provided in the form of prevention, direct service and crisis intervention, ranging from working with students in large group settings to educate them about “bullying” to smaller groups specifically tailored to address students who may be having difficulty making friends.  A student can also been seen by a school social worker on an individual basis to address more serious issues that may directly or indirectly impact their ability to perform in the classroom. 

Parents can also access a school social worker as a resource regarding concerns about their child’s behavior, family challenges/hardships and receive support in talking with your child about difficult topics and more.

If you would like more information about our school social workers, please click the side links by school building.

Important Links

Dialing 211 connects you to expert, caring help. Every call is completely confidential.

NIPSCO Energy Assistance Programs

Applying for Health Coverage or SNAP Benefits

Hoosier Healthwise

Healthcare program for children up to age 19 and pregnant individuals.

NWI Food Bank Mobile Market

Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) Program

Be Well Indiana

CDC How Right Now

Role of a School Social Worker

United Way of Northwest Indiana 


Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.