Support Staff and Resources

AOEC is a program that allows for our support staff to help our students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally in a highly collaborative way. Our support staff provides a safe and confidential place for students to discuss a variety of issues that are of concern to them. Everything said with a support staff member is confidential unless someone is hurting you, you want to hurt someone, you want to hurt yourself, or you give me permission to share information with another trusted adult. 


If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. 


  • Counselor Information Dana Ruby

[email protected]

224-303-2874


  • Social Worker Information Amy Grost

    [email protected]

    224-303-2934

  • Psychologist Information

Azizi Bryant

[email protected]



Erika’s Lighthouse: https://www.erikaslighthouse.org/


Hotline Numbers


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hours)

1-800-273-8255

CRISIS Text Line: 741741

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online chat.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline: 1 (800) 799 – 7233

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online chat.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) is available for anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

 

Love is Respect – National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

Hotline: 1 (866) 331-9474

Text: 22522

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, text, and online chat.

Love is Respect offers information, support, and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) – National Sexual Assault Hotline

Hotline: 1 (800) 656-4673

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online chat.

 

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Text: 233733

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.

 

National Runaway Safeline

Hotline: 1 (800) 786-2929

Email: [email protected]

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email, forum, and online chat.

The National Runaway Safeline provides crisis and support services for homeless and runaway youth in the United States.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline

Hotline: 1 (800) 662-4357

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone in English and Spanish

SAMHSA’s National Helpline provides free and confidential treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance abuse disorders.

Contact the VictimConnect Hotline by phone at 1-855-4-VICTIM or by chat for more information or assistance in locating services that can help you or a loved one.

 


The TREVOR Project

1-866-488-7386

Text START to 678678

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/


TransLifeline

1-877-565-8860

https://translifeline.org/


A Safe Place

24/7 crisis line: 847-249-4450 or 1-800-600-SAFE

https://asafeplaceforhelp.org/


Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

847-872-7799

https://zcenter.org/


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