School Social Work Support and Resources

  • School Social Workers are concerned about the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the well-being of the families to whom we provide services, our community partners and the entire community as a whole.  Below are resources to support families as we sort through this difficult period together. 

    Dr. Jacqueline Brown-Pinkney, School Social Worker and Homeless Liaison will continue to provide resources to families as they become available through updates on her website. She and her team will continue to help connect families to community resources in the county and surrounding counties. 

    Click on a topic for further information.



    • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news media, including social media outlets. Constantly listening to updates about the pandemic can cause anxiety and stress.
    • Take care of yourself. Practice deep breathing, stretching, or meditation.  Eat healthy and well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and maintain a regular sleep schedule.
    • Make time to relax.  Do some other activities that you enjoy around the house.
    • Connect with your loved ones via telephone and other virtual formats
    • Confide in people that you trust who will listen to you and support you with your concerns and feelings.


    Call your healthcare provider if stress/anxiety impacts daily activities for several days in a row or if you need immediate assistance, please contact the number or click on the link below.  Remember:  We as parents, staff, students and the community are a team.  It is in times like this that we lean on each other and rise to this challenge...we will beat this virus!





  • Suspected Abuse

    Child Abuse

    If you suspect child abuse/neglect report it immediately.  Call the CPS Central Intake Center at  


    Effingham County Department of Family and Children Services

    204 Franklin Street Springfield, GA 31329

    (912) 754-6471

    Director: Dedra Simich

    For questions regarding Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF or Childcare, contact the Customer Contact Center at: 


    Fax Number 912-544-7622 (Only for Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF or Child Care Verifications)

  • Domestic Violence Resources

  • Food Support

  • America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

  • Compassion Christian Church

  • Effingham Back Pack Buddies

  • Emmaus House

  • Fillin’ Station Food Pantry

  • Glow Ministries Food Pantry

  • God’s Mission House

  • Manna House Food Pantry

  • Social Apostolate

  • St. Boniface Catholic Church

Shelter Support

  • Internet access

    Internet Essentials Free to New Customers: It’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.

Last Modified on July 28, 2020