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 Thank you and be well.

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
Provides managed mental care and a variety of services and support to Allegan County Residents.

Arbor Circle
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English or Spanish.

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

Central Wesleyan Church
Celebrate Recovery

City on a Hill
Accepting new clients.

Community Mental Health of Ottawa County
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.

Development Enhancement
Accepting new patients.

Holland Behavioral Health
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.

Momentum Center
Accepting new members.

Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.

Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence
Accepting new clients.  Services offered in English and Spanish.