Wraparound Services Assist

APS in Support of Families
Posted on 02/23/2021
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Over the past year, Bill Reynolds has turned to the Helen Arnold Community Learning Center for help, including rental assistance. The rideshare driver has struggled to provide for his family of six because of the pandemic. He quit driving early on out of concern for his pregnant wife.

“Even when I went back to driving every so often, not because I wanted to but out of necessity, I just wasn’t making a significant amount of money,” Reynolds said.

Helen Arnold is one of Akron Public Schools' two Family Resource Centers. They are hubs for wraparound services, explains Yvonne Culver, coordinator of school counsellors with the school district.

“Wraparound services are those services that don’t directly tie to the classroom, but students would be unable to successfully do the academic work if they weren’t there,” Culver said. Read more here >>.
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