Craig Counselors

  • A School Counselor’s Role

    At Craig Elementary, we provide a comprehensive counseling program to support the emotional, social and educational needs of our students. We provide many services to students, families, and staff, such as classroom guidance, small groups, and individual counseling sessions.

    Classroom guidance lessons will be scheduled in all grade levels throughout the year on a regular basis, covering a variety of topics including listening skills, study skills, conflict management, personal safety, friendship, and careers.

    Small groups are conducted with 2 or more students who share a common struggle in the classroom or at home and meet for six to 8 weeks with each session lasting 30 minutes. Topics may include study skills, improving attendance, building self-esteem, or coping with grief and loss. Parent permission is required to participate in small group counseling.

    Any student can request to meet with us or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. We encourage you to reach out if you have concerns regarding your child. If you would like for one of us to meet with your child, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

    We are here to help students achieve their personal, social and academic goals, as well as provide support for the parents and teachers. We look forward to a great school year!

    Katie Fields & Ashley Thomas
    Counselors, Craig Elementary School

  • Food Resources

    Bread of Life Food Pantry

    770-513-1007

    Hours: Monday 2:00-6:00 PM, Wednesday 1:00-2:00 PM, Friday 1:00-2:00 PM, Saturday 1:00-2:00 PM.
    Please bring containers for food. A $20 donation allows individuals to “shop” for food. If unable to pay $20, patrons can be given a box of food. Early arrival is encouraged.

    Hope & Life Fellowship

    Storehouse Food Pantry
    770-979-1595 (ext. 7)
    Hours: Mon through Sat. 9:30-11 AM; Tues. & Thurs. 5-6:30 PM 

    General Help lines/Numbers

    CredAbility

    1-800-251-2227

    Non profit Credit Counseling and Education (Formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Services).

    First Call for Help
    (United Way)

    211 or 404-614-1000 (Online database to search for help)

    Gwinnett Helpline
    770-995-3339

  • General Economic Assistance

    Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry

    770-339-7887

    • Hours: Mon. 6-8 PM--Food Only, Sat. 10 AM-Noon--Food only, Wed. & Fri. 10 AM-2 PM
    • All seeking assistance must have picture ID and proof of residence for Lawrenceville or Dacula.
    • Food: One week's supply of canned goods every 30 day period per family.
    • Prescription Drugs: $75 max per 12 months.
    • Emergency Utility Bill Financial Assistance: Once per 12 months, will pay the last $100 of a utility bill. You must bring cash or money order for the portion over $100 with you. Check is made payable directly to the service provider. (For example, if the bill is $156, client brings money order or cash for $56 and Co-Op gives client a check made out directly to Utility Company.)

    Department of Family and Children Services

    Apply for Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps

    Lawrenceville (Main County Office): 678-518-5500
    Norcross Satellite Office: 770-441-8800
    Buford Satellite Office (By Appointment Only) 770-614-2500

    Partnership for Community Action


    678-291-0860 (Gwinnett) or 404-929-2500

    Provides low income Energy Assistance Program, Employment Services, Microenterprise Development Program to assist new and existing small businesses.

    Salvation Army

     
    770-724-1661
     
    Individuals need to schedule an appointment through the above number during office hours, which are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

    Services offered include Project Share Natural Gas Assistance Program, Home Sweet Home Program and Shelter Housing Services, Financial Emergency Services, Project Hope, Project Share, and more. Please call or visit website for more information.

    St. Vincent de Paul

     
    678-892-6163

    Contact the main assistance line for direct help.

    Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta


    404-817-7070

    Services include EmergencyShelter/Lodging Program, Transitional Housing Program, Reunification Regionwide Outreach Program, First Month’s Rent Program, Homelessness Prevention Program, Domestic Violence Program, HIV/AIDS Program, Eviction Prevention, Permanent Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities, Housing for Chronically Homeless, Airport Meet and Greet Services

  • Housing Resources

    General Housing Assistance

    These agencies may help with utilities, rent, and/or other financial assistance on a
    limited basis. Please call for more specific information.

    Department of Family and Children Services

    The Depatrment of Family and Children Services is where you can apply for Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps.
    Lawrenceville (Main County Office): 678-518-5500
    Norcross Satellite Office: 770-441-8800
    Buford Satellite Office (By Appointment Only):770-614-2500

    The Gwinnett Helpline

    770-995-3339

    You can call the Gwinnett Helpline for more information on what emergency housing provisions are available in your area.

    Salvation Army 

    770-724-1661

    Individuals need to schedule an appointment through the above number during office hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. The Salvation Army provides information on Project Share Natural Gas Assistance Program, Home Sweet Home Program and Shelter Housing Services, Financial Emergency Services, Project Hope, Project Share, and more. Please call or visit website for more information.

    St. Vincent de Paul 

    678-892-6163
    Contact the main assistance line for direct help.

    The Impact! Group

    678-808-4477

    IMPACT! Transitional Housing Program helps families who find themselves in a homeless situation tackle the root causes of becoming homeless and work to achieve economic stability. They also serve as a resource center for supportive services, partnering with other agencies to help clients locate transportation, employment opportunities, and other necessities to help families get back on their feet.

    IMPACT! Home Ownership Center provides services including homebuyer/homeowner classes, pre- and post-purchase counseling, and mortgage delinquency/default counseling.


    Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta

    404-817-7070

    Services include: Emergency Shelter/Lodging Program, Transitional Housing Program, Reunification
    Region wide Outreach Program, First Month’s Rent Program, Homelessness Prevention Program, Domestic Violence Program, HIV/AIDS Program, Eviction Prevention, Permanent Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities, Housing for Chronically Homeless, Airport Meet and Greet Services.

    Buford Housing Authority


    770-945-5212

    Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

    Georgia Department of Community Affairs

    404-327-7912

    Shelter Plus Care Program, Housing Choice Voucher Program  

    Lawrenceville Housing Authority

    770- 963-4900


    It is the mission of the Lawrenceville Housing Authority to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination. 

    Rainbow Village, Inc

    770-497-1888

    Offers a Transitional Housing Program. 

    Family Promise Gwinnett

    678-376-8950

    Family Promise brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Family promise is a cost efficient, effective, and replicable community response to family homelessness.

    Partnership against Domestic Violence

    770-973-0799


    24 hour crisis line, emergency shelter and transition housing and other support for domestic violence victims/families

    Georgia Affordable Housing Search

  • Craig Character Awards

     Craig Character Logo

    Each month we will highlight a different character trait.  Students are chosen weekly by staff for demonstrating that character trait and their picture will be on the morning news show all week. 

  • Kids Hope Mentoring

    Kids Hope Mentoring is a mentoring program where students are mentored by community members weekly for one hour.  Mentoring sessions include 45 minutes of academic focus. 

  • Peer Leaders

    Our motto is: "Uplift the school and the community!"

    5th grade students apply for spots on the Peer Leader team.

    Peer Leaders sponsor several "Craig Cares" activities throughout the school year, including United Way and Great Days of Service. We also provide tutoring for kindergarten students.  Craig's Peer Leaders attend a yearly Peer Leadership conference.