The Student Family Support Center is a support program for students trying to balance the responsibilities of parenting, family, and work with the goals of achieving a college education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Student Family Support Center room is located in 244. This room is a family-friendly environment that anyone can use for studying, breastfeeding, expressing and storing breast milk, and feeding small children.

 

Who qualifies?

The Student Family Support Center focuses solely on students who are current and/or expecting parents.

What services are offered for participants?

Participants are offered a strong support system, special workshops and presentations, parenting and parent/child classes and connections, and referrals to on-campus and off-campus services and activities. In addition, program participants can apply for emergency assistance gift cards for essentials like gas and groceries by filling out an application in Office W118. Please return completed applications to Ashley Tegels, Social Worker at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. There are limited amounts of diapers, wipes and cleaning supplies available to student parents in need.

On-Campus Social Worker

The Social Worker on campus assists students in overcoming specific barriers through programmatic efforts, referral, and advocacy to supportive services within the college community, the Fond du Lac Reservation, and the larger community in which the campus resides, in a welcoming, culturally diverse environment.
Examples of referrals and supportive services include on-campus services, chemical health, mental health, food shelves, clothing, county/state benefits, emergency shelter, health care, housing, and child care.

Any currently enrolled Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College student is eligible to receive services.

Contact the on-campus Social Worker at (218) 879-0898 to set up an appointment. You will need to fill out an intake packet and meet with the social worker. The social worker will then review your intake packet and together you will assess your needs. From there, we will form an action plan with goals to overcome barriers. However, if you feel the concern is urgent, please come to Office W118.

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to contact the social worker if they are concerned about a current student. If you think a student may benefit from the program, we welcome you to share your concerns by making a referral by phone, in person, and/or using the referral form at this link.

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact:

Ashley Tegels, Social Worker
218-879-0898
ashley.tegels*AT*fdltcc.edu
Office W118

Testimonials

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

I chose FDLTCC for a fresh start in life. It had been two years since I graduated High School and I wanted more than just working a 9-5. I was living in Florida at the time, and I had an opportunity to travel the world doing what I love playing the game of basketball.