Mental Health Resources

Avon Grove School District recognizes the critical importance of mental health support for its students. We provide a range of resources and services aimed at promoting emotional well-being and ensuring that every student feels supported and valued. Our dedicated team of counselors, psychologists, social workers, and contracted professional counseling services offers individual counseling, group therapy sessions, and workshops to address various mental health needs. We also collaborate closely with families and community partners to create a comprehensive network of support. At Avon Grove, we are committed to fostering a nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

State Resources

Commonwealth of PA Mental Health Resources:
Find help and treatment, prevent suicide, COVID-19 and mental health, and more. 

Family Support Line:
Family Support Line’s core mission is to advance the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. 

Safe2Say Something:
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

Struggling with Addiction
A variety of mental health and substance abuse resources available for people at any stage in recovery or in need of support.

Support and Referral Helpline:
Skilled and compassionate caseworkers available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to COVID-19. 


National Resources

911 Emergency:
If there is an immediate risk of endangering oneself or others, call 911 and inform the operator that there is a mental health crisis.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
988 is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress.

Child Mind Institute:

Connect to children’s mental health care resources. 

Crisis Text Line:
Text PA to 741741
Free, 24/7 
A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform. 

Mental Health America:

Mental Health and COVID-19 Information and Resources 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Helpline:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. (Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1.800.273.TALK (8255) 
Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Mental Health Contacts in AGSD

Local Resources

Chester County Mental Health Resources
A list of all Chester County mental health resources. 

A Child's Light
Provides mental health support for children and adolescents, ages 2 to 18, who have experienced severe trauma.

New London Counseling Center
Ensures high-quality mental health care access for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Fifty percent of clients are 25 years old and younger.

Teen Talk Line (Chester County):
(3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily)
Teens helping teens. No judging, no pressure. Confidential.

Teen Text Line (Chester County):
(3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily)
Teens helping teens. No judging, no pressure. Confidential.

Valley Creek Crisis Center Hotline:  
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis. 

Warm Line (Chester County):
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m. 
If you are feeling lonely, depressed or anxious and just want to talk, the Warm Line is operated by Certified Peer Specialists, who are individuals in recovery with a lived experience of mental health challenges. 


General Resources

New Horizons Recovery Centers: 267.435.3134                                             An outpatient recovery facility with an innovative approach to help you enjoy a new outlook on life. Discover new horizons on your journey to a healthy future.

ACES Coalition of Chester County:

A collective impact initiative to bring  awareness, knowledge, prevention, and initiatives throughout the county on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and toxic-stress.

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County:

Free and confidential counseling services, housing programs, legal assistance, education and outreach.

Kennett Area Community Service (KACS):
Life sustaining, nonprofit organization that provides essential services; food, shelter and a path forward. 

LCH Health and Community Services:
(formerly La Comunidad Hispana)
Specialized and primary medical care provider.