Donna Jean Rice, LGSW , has been working as an advocate providing professional treatment and counseling services in the human service area for children and their families for over 20 yrs. She attended Tuskegee University and obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in the field of Social Work at Morgan State University. Donna received her Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work specializing in Administration with the concentration of Children and Families Theory. Donna is Certified as an Advanced Theories Social Worker with Licensure by the State of Maryland and has received approval to sit for Licensure to practice Certified Clinical Social Work (LCSW-C).
Donna is presently the Family Project Manager at the Roberta’s House providing oversight, developing lesson plans, family assessments, referrals and evaluations. Donna has donated over 400 hours to the Roberta’s House as a Team Leader/Volunteer prior to becoming Project Manager.
In addition, Donna has been employed for over 15 years by the Baltimore City Public School System as a School Social Worker providing counseling services to children diagnosed as being academically or emotionally challenged as defined under the Maryland Disabilities Act, IDEA and Comar Laws and to their families.
Donna has created specialized programs for the regular school environment which include; Bereavement workshops/sessions, Relaxation/Meditation workshops, Corrections Facility Impact Programs for At-Risk Boys and Girls, Girls Etiquette and Social Skills Program and The Arts Appreciation Program with The Baltimore Opera Program as a sponsor. Donna also chaired the 504 Plan and Student Support Teams at The Polytechnic High School. She has presented on Child Abuse and Neglect, Violence Prevention and Bullying for Baltimore City Public Schools and Grief and Loss for the Maryland Baptist State Convention.