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Student Welfare

The RISD Department of Student Welfare supports at-risk students and families with needs associated with food and housing insecurities.


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The Department of Student Welfare provides support for McKinney-Vento/Foster Care families who are in temporary living situations. We provide food, supplies and clothing as well as other resources if needed.

McKinney-Vento/Foster Care/Unaccompanied Youth

Our Team

NameTitleEmail AddressPhone Number
Lori ShawDirector of Student Welfarelori.shaw@risd.org469-593-0363
Malinda SmithMcKinney-Vento Support Specialistmalinda.smith@risd.org469-593-0386
Rhonda PetersLife Skills Program for Student Parents - District Teacherrhonda.peters@risd.org469-593-0370
Mary Lou WildLife Skills for Student Parents - Pearce High School Teachermarylou.wild@risd.org469-593-5044
Katherine BastianLife Skills for Student Parents – Richardson High School Teacherkatherine.bastian@risd.org469-593-3222
Amy MillerLife Skills for Student Parents – Berkner High School Teacheramy.miller@risd.org469-593-7076
Joyce RichardsonLife Skills for Student Parents –Lake Highlands High School Teacherjoyce.richardson@risd.org469-593-1080
Curtis JenkinsProgram Specialistcurtis.jenkins@risd.org469-593-0807