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Cornelia Elementary

7000 Cornelia Drive, Edina, MN 55435

Office: 952-848-4600 | Attendance: 952-848-4602

Cornelia Elementary

Social Worker

Dana Niklaus                                                                        
Main Office (Room 1)
952-848-4658                                                               
Dana.Niklaus@edinaschools.org

                                                                                                     
 
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." ~ Pericles ~ 
 
 
 
My name is Dana Niklaus and I am the Social Worker at Cornelia Elementary School.  This is my first year working for Edina Public Schools.  I have been practicing Social Work for nearly 15 years, 10 of those years being within the school setting.  I began my career as an Adoption Social Worker.  Working with children and families is my passion - I truly enjoy working with students/families and staff to provide support, advocacy, and education.  I believe that all children have strengths and gifts, as well as the capacity for growth and change.  I look forward to a wonderful school year!  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.  You may reach me by phone or e-mail and my contact information is listed above.  I have included some helpful resources below and I will continue to update this information throughout the school year.  
 
I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of St. Benedict and my Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg College.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and 12 year-old son, spending time with friends, reading, travel, and being involved in my church community.
 
 
 
 
                            RESOURCES
 
 
                    Counseling: 
                    
                     PrairieCare (Edina) ~ www.prairie-care.com ~ 952.230.9100
                     St. David's Center ~ www.stdavidscenter.org ~ 952.939.0396
                     Relate Counseling Center ~ www.relatemn.org ~ 952.932.7277
                     Washburn Center for Children ~ www.washburn.org ~ 612.871.1454
                     Nystrom and Associates (Eden Prairie) ~ www.nystromcounseling.com ~ 952.746.2522
                     Family and Children's Services ~ www.thefamilypartnership.org ~ 612.728.2061 
                     Center for Grief, Loss and Transition ~ www.griefloss.org
                     Fraser Child and Family Center ~ www.fraser.org ~ 612.767.7222
                     Family Innovations ~ www.familyinnovations.com ~ 952.224.2282
                     Lutheran Social Service ~ www.lssmn.org ~ 651.642.5990
                     Walk-In Counseling Center ~ www.walkin.org ~ 612.870.0565  
                      
                     
                     
                              
              
 
                              Crisis/Other:
                        
                              Edina Resource Center ~ (952) 848-3936
                    Hennepin County Front Door Access ~ (612) 348-4111
                    United Way 211/First Call for Help ~ (651) 291-0211
                    Crisis Connection ~ (763) 379-6363
                    Hennepin County Mobile Crisis Services ~ Child: (612) 348-2233 
                                                                                        Adult: (612) 873-3161
                                          
                             Housing Link ~ (612) 522-2500; www.housinglink.org
                   Hennepin County Emergency Assistance ~ (612) 596-1300
                   Hennepin County Homeless Shelter Resources ~ (612) 348-9410 
                             Domestic Violence Shelters in Minnesota ~ 1-866-223-1111
                             Hennepin County Energy Assistance (CAPSH) ~ (952) 930-3541
                             Hennepin County Food Support ~ (612) 596-1300
                             Abbott Northwestern Hospital ~ (612) 863-4000
                    Fairview Riverside Hospital ~ (612) 672-2222 
                              Fairview Southdale Hospital ~ (952) 924-5000 
                                          
 
 
                                           
       
         
                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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