MSCS said it’s investing about $4.5 million in ESSER (COVID-19 relief funds) for the next three years to operate the centers. They are located at Cordova Middle, Booker T. Washington, and Manassas High. Wednesday’s ribbon cutting for the new centers was held at Cordova Middle School.
The services at the centers are free for MSCS families. They include the following:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness
- Individual, Group, and Family Counseling
- School Supports (Enrollment, registration, truancy)
- Drug and Alcohol Counseling
- Threat Assessments
- Mindfulness; Yoga/Stress-Management
- De-Escalation Techniques
Parent and caregiver workshops will also be available while they are waiting on their students, with options for multiple sessions on a variety of topics.