Northwest Junior High SFAs

  • Mindy Heller   

      Mindy Heller, LMSW

      heller.mindy@iowacityschools.org

      (319) 688-1060 ext. 6485

      

     

    Julie Cotton

      Julie Cotton 

      cotton.julie@iowacityschools.org

      (319) 688-1060 ext. 6140

     



What we do

  • We are the Student and Family Advocates here at Northwest Junior High.  Our goal is to partner with families, the school and the community to improve student achievement and success.  We provide support, counseling, resources and referrals to students and families of NWJH. 

    Services include:

    • Family support and advocacy
    • Mental health support and referrals
    • Home visits
    • Community resources and referrals
    • Problem solving and conflict resolution
    • Provide support for attendance plans
    • Referrals to area LGBTQIA resources
    • Homeless and transitional housing resources
    • Assist with e-registration
    • Assist with free and Reduced Lunch applications
    • Help with health insurance and medication
    • Assist with applications to DHS and community programs
    • Access to community/school activities- scholarships, forms and referrals
    • Provide mentoring for students
    • Provide school supplies
    • Provide access to winter wear and clothing
    • Educate school staff on family and cultural dynamics

    The SFA is available daily, following the school calendar, and during other times as needed/by appointment. Services are free for families. Please contact your school SFA if you have any questions.