• Resources for our Community

    If you or a loved one are currently dealing with suicidal thoughts, you can access immediate help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or by dialing 211 to speak with a clinician. If there is an immediate risk of suicide, call 911 immediately for help.

     

    We are here to Help

    The Woodstock Academy’s Student Services Department is actively working to help address barriers that students are facing during eLearning. We want to ensure that our supports for and connection to our students and families remain strong in order to meet the needs of the community. 

    Providing opportunities for social/emotional support will be uniquely important during this time. We have included a brief selection of helpful resources below, but we know that many families may feel bombarded with resources at this time and may not know where to begin. If you would like to find your student more support or if your family needs help finding necessary resources, please reach out to our team for help at supportservices@woodstockacademy.org.

    While this continues to be a stressful and unpredictable time, please try to find comfort in the support of your community and reach out if there is anything we can do.

    Sincerely,
    The WA Support Services Team
    Beth Coleman, School Psychologist
    Vince Edwards, School Social Worker
    Mackenzie LeBlanc, School Social Worker

     

    General Mental Health Information

    211 Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services – 211 is a United Way of CT program that can provide emergency phone and in-home mental health and grief support. They can be reached on their website or by calling 211 directly.

    Crisis Text Line – Crisis counselors are available by texting SHARE to 741741 at any time, 24/7. They provide free, confidential assistance.

    ChildMind – An educational organization that shares tip sheets, parenting suggestions, videos, and other related resources specifically surrounding supporting young people during this crisis

    NASP – A national organization that has clear, helpful tips for parents about how to handle COVID-19

     

    Local Counseling Resources

    Many local clinicians have started telehealth therapy; a few local options that have promoted current openings include (but are not limited to):

    Silver Linings Counseling - (860) 398-6796

    Elizabeth DeConno - (959) 207-1873

    Madelyn Straub (Change Counseling) -  (860) 786-4189

    Mark Chuoke - (959) 666-6461

    InLight Professional Counseling -  (860) 341-5410

    Katie Adams(860) 481-2750

     

    Other Community Resources

    Daily Bread - The Daily Bread Food Pantry serves individuals and families who live in Putnam, Pomfret and Woodstock.  Right now we are serving clients by appointment only with curbside pick-up. A volunteer will call them back to sign them up, take their order and make an appointment for pick-up. Anyone needing services should call the food pantry at (860) 928-0169 and leave a message (name and phone number).

    TEEG – A non-profit organization that helps connect NE Connecticut families to necessary resources (860) 923-3458

    211 – 211 is a United Way of CT program that can help connect people with resources for housing, finances, taxes, etc. They can be reached on their website or by calling 211 directly.

     

    For all other questions, do not hesitate to email: supportservices@woodstockacademy.org

     

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