Below are some helpful resources and contact information. Having positive relationships and feeling good about oneself are very important aspects of overall well-being for both students AND parents.
Please remember that I am happy to help in anyway and am available to meet with students during the school day, as schedules allow. My discussions with both parents and students are kept strictly confidential unless otherwise discussed.
CONTACT Teen Line - where teens can talk to teens.
Confidential Helpline (available to help in a crisis, give information & referrals, or just talk about anything!)
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CONTACT of Northern Illinois regular crisis line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 815-232-7558
Trevor Project Hotline: providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.Call: 866-488-7386
Kidshealth.org - from the health experts at Nemours. Specialized Website focusing on kids, parents, and teens. Topics include food & fitness, body, mind, drugs & alcohol, relationships, diseases & conditions, staying safe, and much more!
Helpguide.org - expert, ad free resource helping you solve health challenges. Topics include, but are not limited to, abuse, addiction, ADD, Learning Disabilities, depression, eating disorders, grief & loss, suicide prevention, and family relationships. ItGetsBetter.org: Communicating to LGBT youth around the world that it gets better and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Helpful in defining bullying and cyberbullying, how to respond to bullying, and the roles parents can play.
National Suicide Hotlines:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) National Hopeline Network
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454) Youth American Hotline - Counseling for Teens by Teens
1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project. Crisis intervention & suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
FHN Family Counseling Center
421 W. Exchange, Freeport, IL 61032
Provides resource linkage, counseling, and role recovery adjunctive services to mental health clients and their families. They also provide Parent Enrichment Programs, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Family & School Behavioral Intervention, Big Brother/Big Sisters, and Wrap around.
New Horizons Counseling Center
34 Whistler Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032
Provides professional counseling services to help individuals, couples, and families improve their emotional, social, and spiritual lives. Parent education, divorce mediation, educational seminars, crisis intervention, and mental health presentations are also available.
106 E. Market Street, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-888-707-8153 Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-815-777-3680
Riverview Center is a nonprofit agency committed to providing compassionate, client-centered care for individuals affected by sexual assault in Iowa, and for individuals affected by sexual and domestic violence in Illinois. Our free services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, long and short-term counseling, transition assistance for domestic violence survivors, and violence prevention education programs.
Offices located in Dixon, Sterling, Oregon, Rochelle, & Mt. Carroll
Mt Carroll Office: 1122 Healthcare Drive, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
24-hour toll-free and crisis number: 1-800-242-7642
Sinnissippi is a behavioral healthcare agency serving residents of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties since 1966. A full range of adult and child/adolescent behavioral/mental health services are available.
Sojourn House, Inc.
565 N. Turner, Freeport, IL 61032
Provides confidential, comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment and counseling services to adolescents, adults and their families, empowering them to achieve productive and healthy lives.
1401 Crestwood Drive, Freeport, IL 61032
24 hour crisis helpline for domestic violence victims (1-877-994-7233). Voices provides domestic violence counseling for adult victims, support groups, medical and court advocacy, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Kid's Court that provides education of the court system for children that may be required to testify in court.
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
Abuse and neglect services, legal guardianship, intact families (information and referral), homemakers, daycare (protective situations), child welfare referrals, etc.
Carroll County Health Department
Women-Infant-Children, immunizations, referrals, community health, etc.