Mental Health Resources
School Counselors, Social Workers and Support Staff
Kent ISD has school counselors and social workers available to continue to support our students and families. Please email your child’s school staff listed below for assistance.
- Gary Moline, Counselor (Auto, Aviation, Construction, Diesel, Engineering, HVAC, Precision Machining and Welding)- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Angie Pulera, Counselor (Hospitality/Culinary, Graphic Communications, Digital Animation & Game Programming, Networking & Cybersecurity, Mechatronics, Teacher Academy and Agriscience for Plants & Animals)- email@example.com
- Lara Roessler, Counselor (Criminal Justice, Health Programs and Entrepreneurship & Marketing) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gerry Verwey, Principal - email@example.com
Kristen Doneth, Launch U Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deborah VanDyke, Counselor - email@example.com
- Mary Musto, Teacher Consultant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent ISD Mental Health Liaison Staff
- Colton Cnossen, Social Worker (Mental Health Crisis Counseling) - email@example.com
Local Resources for Basic Needs Support
Food, housing, employment, and financial support.
Food assistance and pantries, utility assistance, CoVid 19 Kent County Resources
Check here for a map for local food resources.
Offers a comprehensive, updated list of resources including everything from shelter and transportation to recreation and volunteer opportunities.
Funded through Michigan Works, Project Northstar helps students get a job, finish high school or earn a GED or start college
Mental Health Support Resources
Mental health counseling, substance use treatment and family development programs.
Grief and loss support for children and their families.
Proactive mental health and suicide prevention education to improve and save lives.
Offers compassionate comfort to those affected by suicide and mental illness.
Empowering our LGBTQ Community through supportive services and awareness.
Offers counseling over the phone at 1-866-488-7386.
Text and chat options also available on their website.
Mental Health Crisis Resources
(Medicaid and those who are uninsured)
790 Fuller Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.
Multiple locations throughout West Michigan
1055 Medical Park Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Salvation Army Warmline
Call to connect with peer specialists to talk, work through anxiety, stress and loneliness.
Anyone can report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24/7.
Helping your student during the COVID-19 pandemic
Helpful Tips from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Tips for helping students cope from the Michigan Department of Education.
Not sure where to begin? Start here:
One thing is for certain, these are challenging times...but...we are all in this together. Please know that we are here for you and none of us walks alone; there are people in your school community ready and happy to help. We hope that the information provided, gives you resources to navigate your needs. Now more than ever, our mental, social and physical well-being are important to monitor and address. Keeping our community healthy is our goal; let us know how we can help.