Community Connections

Community Connections

School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success. (

SDMA School Social Workers

Shanda Henning

Oaklawn, Downsville, & Knapp Elementarys

[email protected]

(715) 232-3798, Ext. 50103

Jennifer Hovde

Wakanda & River Heights Elementarys

[email protected] 

(715) 232-3987, Ext. 60119 - River Heights

(715) 232-3898, Ext. 70107 - Wakanda

ANU Family Services

The School District of the Menomonie Area has partnered with ANU Family Services to provide all families within the district with four (4) free virtual parent coaching sessions.  

For information and referral form on parent coaching, please contact the school counselor or school social worker at your child’s school.  

Community Resources

Dunn County Community Resource Guide provides access to over 400 community resources. 

SAM Bags provide families with food for the weekend.  If you would like this for your child, please contact your child’s school. 

If you or someone you know within the district is experiencing homelessness, please contact Shanda Henning or Jennifer Hovde. 

Stepping Stones helps strengthen the Dunn County community by providing food, shelter and support.

Food Pantry - Distribution Mondays and Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm, Wednesday from 3pm- 6pm, Friday from 3pm - 6pm, and Saturday 10am- noon.  

Shelter Program - Provides emergency shelter, housing assistance, and related services. 

West CAP is a community action agency providing services that include rental assistance, energy and housing assistance, food and resource access, weatherization, and more.  

The Menomonie Area Free Clinic provides access to primary health care and preventive health education to individuals in Western Wisconsin.