Individuals who feel they are in a mental health crisis and need immediate help are encouraged to call Community Mental Healthy of Ottawa County’s 24-hour Crisis Line at 866-512-4357 or TTY711.

Other emergency contacts include: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255, Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741.

In these challenging times, Saugatuck Public Schools is committed to assisting your student with a disability in any way we can. The situation and state/federal guidance is continually shifting and evolving throughout this, but our resolve and dedication to your student has not. 

First, should you have any questions about how SPS will continue to support your student with an IEP, please start by reading this letter, sent in early April. This outlines the district’s basic vision, Contingency Learning Plans, and what to expect over the closure. 

Next, you may be wondering about how to cope with the Coronavirus and your student. The Child Mind Institute has a wonderful webpage that addresses autism, anxiety, remote learning, and many other topics that would be helpful for students with and without disabilities. 

One of my favorite forms comes courtesy of Family Matters. This is geared specifically towards families of students with special education supports. I cannot emphasize enough just how fantastic, easy to read, and worthwhile this PDF is! Please give this one a look.    

Should you have any questions about special education, please email me at jkoerner@saugatuckps.com. Thank you and be well.

John Koerner
Special Education Director
Saugatuck Public Schools 

The following are organizations providing ongoing mental health supports by using telehealth and/or online services:

Allegan County Community Mental Health
269-673-6617
www.accmhs.org
Provides managed mental care and a variety of services and support to Allegan County Residents.

Arbor Circle
616-456-6571
infor@arborcircle.org
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English or Spanish.

Beacon of Hope
616-594-5380 ext. 101
www.beaconhope.net
Continuing to provide services to current clients, not accepting new clients.

Central Wesleyan Church
616-392-7083
Celebrate Recovery
www.facebook.com/centralcr/
www.centralwesleyan.org

City on a Hill
616-748-6009
www.coham.org
Accepting new clients.

Community Mental Health of Ottawa County
616-393-5681
cmhaccescenter@miottawa.org
www.miottawa.org/cmh
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.

Development Enhancement
616-499-2218
www.debh.org
Accepting new patients.

Holland Behavioral Health
616-355-3926
www.hollandhospital.org/behavioral-healthy-services.aspx
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.

Momentum Center
616-414-9111
hello@momentumcentergh.org
www.momentumcentergh.org
Accepting new members.

Mosiac
616-842-9160
info@mosaiccounseling.com
www.mosaiccounseling.com
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.

Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence
800-848-5991
www.resiliencemi.org
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.

 

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