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Our 2018 School Supply Drive is on!

Help us stock 200+ backpacks to disperse to kids in need throughout the Twin Cities – and help them feel confident and ready for their school year. 

You can donate via Amazon, or drop off wish list items at our Richfield or Golden Valley locations.

All donations are greatly appreciated and truly help kids start the school year off right! 

Testimonials

"My staff (at Sioux Trail Elementary) have been sharing about Headway's training sessions. Teachers come back from the trainings excited to try new strategies and they have new understanding regarding mental health issues. This is making a difference in their classrooms and helping them relate to students when they are struggling."

-Shannon McParland, Principal, Sioux Trail Elementary

Vanessa Alvarado, BA

Vanessa Alvarado

Bilingual Truancy Case Manager

Phone: 612-798-8162
Fax: 763-746-2401
Email: vanessa.alvarado@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Vanessa has worked in the human services field since 2007 and joined Headway in 2011. She works with the families of children who are having trouble attending school. ”I try to define the problem then ensure that children and their families are supported and have access to resources to help them through any obstacle in their lives,” she says. 

In her free time, Vanessa loves to dance; bake desserts; and be with her family, boyfriend and friends. She also works as an interpreter for home care nurses and as relief staff for Casa de Esperanza.

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