Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Michele Brown
Hello! My name is Michele Brown and I am the Counselor at Knight Elementary. I have both a Master's Degree and a Specialist's Degree in Elementary School Counseling. I've been a Counselor for 24 years and I LOVE my job!!
I provide a comprehensive guidance program including classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling. Lessons are developmentally appropriate and cover the academic, behavioral, and social domains. Topics including, but not limited to, study skills, organization, peer relations, anger management, bullyng, respect, responsibility, cooperation, self control, personal safety, honesty, tolerance, fairness, and perseverance. My goal is to teach skills that will assist all students in being successful both in and out of school in order to become productive, contributing members of society.
Feel free to contact me anytime @ 678-245-3134.
fyi - I am often asked for referrals for economic resources, so I have listed below the most current information. If you are in need of any other resources (dental, medical, outside counseling, prescription), please let me know.
Lilburn Cooperative Ministry, Inc.
Ministry Hours: Mon., Wed, & Fri. 10am-2pm
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–8pm, Saturday 10am–5pm
Food pantry, Funds for emergency needs, Clothing closet, Referrals for other clothing needs and household items, Referral information for other sources of assistance, Budget planning assistance, Employment resources and referrals, School supplies, Counseling referral, Follow up with clients for additional help.
Must have a social security card for everyone receiving assistance in the home.
Department of Family and Children Services
To complete a child-care, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid application and/or to update information, go online to https://compass.ga.gov/selfservice/.
1-877-423-4746—For case specific information and other inquiries.
Offices in Gwinnett—Please note you cannot leave messages on either of these phone lines and they direct you to the information above.
- Lawrenceville (Main County Office) 678-518-5500
- Norcross (Satellite Office) 770-441-8800
Partnership for Community Action
Gwinnett Office: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm—Appointment Only.
Low income Energy Assistance Program, Employment Services, Microenterprise Development Program (to assist new and existing small businesses).
First Call for Help (United Way)
211 or 404-614-1000
Individuals must schedule an appointment through the above number. Office is open M-F 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm.
Share Financial Emergency Services, Project Hope Mortgage and Medical Assistance, Home Sweet Home Program and more—Please call above number to make an appointment and/or visit website for more information.
All four of these statements must be true to be eligible:
- Applicant is experiencing a crisis that threatens the utility service, housing, employment, health, safety, or stability of the household or its individual members.
- Applicant rarely experiences a serious financial crisis requiring outside assistance.
- Applicant will, as a result of this assistance, receive meaningful and long-term relief from the threat/crisis.
- Applicant is, under the circumstances, making a reasonable financial contribution toward the expenses in question.
St. Vincent de Paul
Contact the main assistance line above for direct help or email.
Trained home visitors, commonly called Vincentians, conduct face-to-face meetings generally in the client’s residence to understand the clients’ circumstances first-hand and determine the appropriate assistance. The Society provides financial assistance for a range of needs including: Medical/dental/prescriptions, Counseling, Rent and housing, Utilities, Food, Legal fees, Transportation, and Burials.
Travelers Aid / Hope Atlanta Program
404-817-7070 X121 Main Client Number (To Schedule Appointment)
Must meet eligibility and have certain documents. Please call first.
Programs and Services include: Emergency Shelter/Lodging Program. Reunification, Transitional Housing Program, Homelessness Prevention, Regionwide Outreach Program, HIV/Aids Program, Domestic Violence Program, Eviction Prevention, Housing for Chronically Homeless, Supportive Services, Permanent Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities, Support Services for Veterans Families, Airport Meet and Greet Services.