Social Workers

Social Work Mission Statement

The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.


Who can benefit from Services?

Students and Families that are going through hardships, and are ready to empower themselves!

  • Loss of Employment
  • Financial Distress
  • Food/Nutrition Assistance
  • Displacement
  • Home Repairs/ Damage
  • Domestic Violence
  • Coping with Chronic Illness
  • Medical Services
  • School Avoidance
  • At-Risk of Dropping Out
  • Adjustment/ Change of Environment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Other..
Director for Guidance & Counseling
Jesse Trevino
MISD Central Office
1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX
(956) 323-5578
Melissa Gallegos, LMSW
Marcell Elementary School
1101 N. Holland, Mission, TX 78572
(956) 323-6415
Assigned to: Mission HS, Mission Collegiate H.S., K. White J.H., Alton Memorial J.H., O'Grady Elem., Leal Elem., Cantu Elem., Marcel Elem., Escobar Elem., Pearson Elem., Waitz Elem., and Cavazos Elem


Nellie Cano, LMSW
Alton Elementary School
205 N. Chicago, Alton, TX 78574
(956) 323-7600
Assigned to: Veterans H.S., R. Cantu J.H., Mission J.H., Roosevelt (DAEP), Castro Elem., Alton Elem., Midkiff Elem., Bryan Elem., Salinas Elem., and Mims Elem.
Appointments Mon. - Fri., 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM during the school year

Who Can Refer for Social Work Services?

FaCE Liaisons  


Texas law requires that any person suspecting that a child has been abused or neglected must immediately make a report. If there is an emergency, call 911 and then call the DFPS Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400. You can also make a report online.  If you need assistance, talk to your school counselor.
1901 S 24th Ave, Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 289-7000
511 N. Cynthia St. Mcallen, TX. 78501
Domestic Abuse Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 En Espanol
724 Cage Blvd, Pharr, TX 78577
2102 W Trenton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539
5510 Raphael Dr, Edinburg, TX 785399
1200 E 8th St, Mission, TX 78572
4417 N Shary Rd, Palmhurst, TX 78573
509 S Alton Blvd, Alton, TX 78573
1600 N 23rd St, McAllen TX 78501
2215 N. Conway, Mission, TX 78572
400 N Nebraska Ave, San Juan, TX 78589
Mon, Tues Thurs, and Fri
4:00 PM-10:00 PM
United Way
(9556) 686-6331
Nuestra Clinica Del Valle
(956) 580-3303
Workforce Solutions
(956) 519-4300
TX Rio Grande Legal Aid
(956) 393-6200
American Red Cross
(956) 733-2767
SAMHSA National Helpline
(800) 662-4357