Additional Local Resources

The Safe School Helpline®: 1-800-41-VOICE (1-800-418-6423), Extension 359
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. The Safe School Helpline is a 24-hour service that empowers students, parents and community members to report unsafe, at-risk situations without identifying themselves by calling. This number should NOT be used for medical or safety emergencies, or matters requiring immediate attention - for these instances, dial 911.

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 by allowing students, parents, staff and community members to report wrongdoing and illegal activities in schools.
  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 any time, day or night. 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, school officials are contacted immediately, regardless of the time of day. 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 online.

To call the Safe School Helpline, dial 1-800-4-1-VOICE (1-800-418-6423), ext. 359, and follow the prompts.

Local Resources

Affiliates in Behavioral Health
6133 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Alternative Horizon Counseling Center
6479 Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131
Catholic Charities Chemical Dependency Services
3135 Euclid Avenue Suite 202
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Cleveland Clinic Center for Behavioral Health
Cleveland Treatment Center
1127 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Community Action Against Addiction
5209 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
Community Assessment and Treatment Services (C.A.T.S.)
8411 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105
Community Challenge
20525 Center Ridge Road, #518
Rocky River, OH 44116
Family Behavioral Health Svcs. Inc.
6559 Wilson Mills Rd.
Jefferson Park Complex, Ste. 102
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
The Haven Counseling Services, Inc.
8180 Brecksville Road, Suite #206
Brecksville, OH 44141
Horizons Counseling Services
5851 Pearl Road Suite 305
Cleveland, OH 44130
Lakeshore Educational & Counseling Services
5475 Liberty Avenue
Vermillion, Ohio 44089
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
1400 West 25th Street, 4th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44113