Counseling & Social Work
Our Social Work & Counseling team serves as a link between home, school and the community.
We help to identify and remove barriers that may interfere with a student's attendance, adjustment, and learning. Our priority is to advocate for and promote the holistic health and well-being of our students. This may include crisis intervention services, classroom presentations, individual and group counseling, and referrals to community services.
Mental and emotional health topics include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief support and healthy relationships.
We also coordinate with community partners to provide free vision, hearing and dental services to our students.
Please know you are always welcome to contact us. In cases of mental health emergencies, please contact 988 and a trained professional will offer guidance and support.
Safe Connections Support Services - groups, classes and workshops for adults and youth of all genders ages 12+ who have experienced rape, domestic or dating abuse, sex trafficking, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Through these group programs, clients receive professional guidance and peer social support in a safe environment. Additionally, group services are open to survivors of all genders and all support services are free of charge.
Community Violence & Victim Support
The Black Healer’s Collective - Engages in healing practices, programs and partnerships that support the Black Community in: 1) remembering itself – repairing that which feels fragmented and broken within its households, families and neighborhoods; 2) expressing its truths and exercising its power; and 3) creating healed futures that affirm and uplift Black lives.
Youth In Need’s Project Safe Place - Preventative program aimed at children and teens in crisis situations. When a young person is in need of a “safe place,” local businesses, designated by the yellow and black Safe Place sign, serve that purpose temporarily until a Youth In Need staff member can meet with the child and offer support, a place to stay, transportation or other resources as needed.