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The Safe School Helpline®...


1-800-41-VOICE
(1-800-418-6423 x 359) This is a 24-hour service that empowers students, parents and community members to report unsafe, at-risk situations without identifying themselves by calling.  DO NOT USE THIS FOR MEDICAL OR SAFETY EMERGENCIES OR MATTERS REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. FOR THOSE INSTANCES, DIAL 911.

The City of Independence is one of thousands of schools nationwide that uses The Safe School Helpline® as part of their overall school safety plan.  Authorities report that the Safe School Helpline® proves extremely beneficial both as a reporting system and as a deterrent to prevent harmful activities.

  1. The Safe School Helpline® prevents problems. The Helpline allows students, parents, staff, and community members to report wrongdoing and illegal activities in schools without identifying themselves.
  2. Safe School Helpline® tips are anonymous. The caller’s name is never asked. It takes courage for kids to reach outside their inner circle of friends. Yet, they prove overwhelmingly anxious to do so, anonymously, to protect their friends, families, and themselves from retribution. Parents appreciate this too. Follow-up questions can be asked by giving a case number to the caller, and asking them to call back in three school days.
  3. The Safe School Helpline® is available 24/7. About 90% of calls are made after school hours. In most cases, the school receives a transcript of the call the next school day. If urgent, the school officials are contacted immediately, day or night. Calls are handled by one of the largest call centers in the U.S., using a multi-million dollar telecommunications network.
  4. Reports can also be made via online.

See for yourself. Take the Safe School Helpline® for a test drive.

Dial 1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359.
(1-800-418-6423, ext. 359) and follow the prompts.

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LOCAL RESOURCES

Affiliates in Behavioral Health
6133 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
216-520-5969
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Alternative Horizon Counseling Center
6479 Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131
216-264-1058
www.alternativehorizoncounseling.com
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Catholic Charities Chemical Dependency Svcs.
3135 Euclid Avenue Suite 202
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
440-285-3540
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The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216-444-5812
my.clevelandclinic.org/psychiatry
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Cleveland Treatment Center
1127 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-861-4246
www.clevelandtreatmentcenter.org
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Community Action Against Addiction
5209 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
216-881-0765
www.Caaaddiction.org
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Community Assessment and Treatment Services (C.A.T.S.)
8411 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105
216-441-0200
www.Communityassessment.org
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Community Challenge
20525 Center Ridge Road, #518
Rocky River, OH 44116
440-331-5655
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Covenant
1515 West 29th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-574-9000
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Family Behavioral Health Svcs. Inc.
6559 Wilson Mills Rd.
Jefferson Park Complex, Ste. 102
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
440-460-0140
www.fbhsllc.com
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The Haven Counseling Services, Inc.
8180 Brecksville Road, Suite #206
Brecksville, OH 44141
440-740-1258
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Horizons Counseling Services
5851 Pearl Road Suite 305
Cleveland, OH 44130
440-845-9011
www.horizonscounseling.com
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Lakeshore Educational
& Counseling Services
5475 Liberty Avenue
Vermillion, Ohio 44089
www.lakeshoresupport.com
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Marymount Behavioral Health Svcs.
12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
216-587-8350
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
1400 West 25th Street, 4th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
216-875-7776
www.namigreatercleveland.org

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