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.

 

Kent Career Tech Center, A program of Kent ISD

  • Gary Moline, Counselor (Auto, Aviation, Construction, Design Lab, Diesel, Engineering, HVAC, Precision Machining & Welding)- garymoline@kentisd.org
  • Angie Pulera, Counselor (Hospitality/Culinary, Graphics, 3D Animation, IT, Mechatronics, Teacher Academy & Sustainable Agriscience)​​​- angelapulera@kentisd.org
  • Lara Roessler, Counselor (Criminal Justice, Health Programs & Marketing) - lararoessler@kentisd.org

 

Kent Innovation High

 

Launch U, Kent ISD

Myschool@Kent, a program of Kent ISD

 

Kent Transition Center, Kent ISD

 

Kent ISD Mental Health Liaison Staff

Kent School Services Network

  • Lisa Holmes, KSSN/Arbor Crcle Therapist/Social Worker (Provides Outpatient Therapy, Case Management and Home Based Services) - Lholmes@arborcircle.org
  • Meghan Aupperlee, Community School Coordinator/KSSN (Connects students and families to resources: mental health/counseling, housing, food, physical/medical support & transportation) - meghanaupperlee@kentssn.org

Food, housing, employment, and financial support. 

United Way

Food assistance and pantries, utility assistance, CoVid 19 Kent County Resources

Call: 211

Feeding America 

Check here for a map for local food resources.

HQ - Runaway youth and drop-in center 

Call 616 406 3945 or contact info@hqgr.org  to connect with HQ.

WMCAT

Offers a comprehensive, updated list of resources including everything from shelter and transportation to recreation and volunteer opportunities.

Project NorthStar

Funded through Michigan Works, Project Northstar helps students get a job, finish high school or earn a GED or start college

Arbor Circle

Mental health counseling, substance use treatment and family development programs.

Ele’s Place

Grief and loss support for children and their families.

The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

Proactive mental health and suicide prevention education to improve and save lives.

I Understand Love Heals

Offers compassionate comfort to those affected by suicide and mental illness.

The Pride Center

Empowering our LGBTQ Community through supportive services and awareness.

Trevor Project

Offers counseling over the phone at 1-866-488-7386.

Text and chat options also available on their website.

Advice: Finding a Therapist

 

Accessing Mental Health in a Crisis (Spanish) 

Accessing Mental Health in a Crisis (English)

Network 180

(Medicaid and those who are uninsured)

616-336-3909

790 Fuller Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.

Pine Rest

800-678-5500

Multiple locations throughout West Michigan

Forest View Hospital

616-942-9610

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.

888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753)

OK2SAY

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

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

Helpful Tips from the National Association of School Psychologists.

A Guide to Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students

Tips for helping students cope from the Michigan Department of Education.

HEART: Healthy, Engaged, Active, Resourceful, Together

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.