Student Wellness

To anonymously report a threat to student safety:

Safe Schools Helpline:    
Call: 1-800-4-1-VOICE (1-800-418-6423) ext. 359
Text: 66746, TIPS

Children and Family Services: (216) 696-KIDS 

In the event of a mental health emergency:

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
24 Hour Crisis Support Hotline/Support Hotline:  (216) 623-6888

Suicide Prevention

If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts: National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273 TALK (8255)

If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text: NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.  Click here for more information.

Preventing Youth Suicide

Assistance with Food

The Cleveland Food Bank has delivery partners.  In order to have your name added to the list, call (216) 738-2067.

School lunches can be ordered daily.  Will need to call and make special arrangements for pickup.

  • Please place orders daily by 9:15 am. Pick up at noon at the high school cafeteria doors.

  • Please stay in your vehicle someone will be out to help you.

  • Any questions please call 216-642-5860 Ext 1208

  • Click here for an order form.

Yuletide Program/Adopt a Family Program: CLICK HERE to send an email request.

St. Michael Food Pantry:  Call 216-524-1394

Resources from Windsor Laurelwood

Click here for "In times of us first" flyer.
Click here for "Is your teen worried about an uncertain school year? flyer.
Click here for "Is your elementary/middle school child worried about an uncertain school year?" flyer

Mental Health Awareness Month

Click here for resources from Beech Brook that include 70 videos, tip sheets and stories to help families deal with the stress of these trying times.

Student Counselors

Brooke Gradert, Primary School                          
216-624-5870 ext. 1402           

Lisa McClain, Middle School                                
216-624-5865 ext. 1305 

Kyle Kovach, High School                 
216-624-5860 ext. 1207 

Connie Aquilano, High School          
216-624-5860 ext. 1207

School counselors are available as ongoing resources. Frequent check in’s available and encouraged.  Please note, that Independence Local Schools' mental health support staffs do not maintain 24-hour access to email accounts.