• Student Services Health and Wellness: Support for Parents and Educators


    This site is designed to help students, educators and families move through this time. We will update this page weekly as we receive new information and resources to help promote mental and behavioral health.

Information for Parents and Guardians

Coping and Mental Health Resources

Community Resources

  • Resources for Community and Families

    Community Resources Assistance Guide from Forsyth County & Division of Workforce Solutions

    Food resources in Forsyth County during COVID-19

    COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities, by Green Mountain Self-Advocates

    Museums are offering free virtual visits through Google Arts and Culture.

    If you don’t already have a library card, you may now register for a virtual Forsyth County Library Card to access the library’s database of ebooks, emagazines, and audiobooks. 

    The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has compiled a list of resources for a variety of audiences.

    The YMCA is currently offering free online exercise classes. No membership required!

    Family Services of Forsyth County’s Safe on Seven (SOS) Domestic Violence Center provides related services in-person or by phone. You may contact 336-722-8173 to request video based telehealth services.

    Social justice nonprofit, Futures Without Violence, provides information on COVID-19 for survivors, communities, and DV/SA programs.

    Find a Therapist is an online search tool for staff, students and parents to search for a therapist within a specified zip code.

    Old Vineyard Behavioral Health is open to serve adolescents and adults in need of mental health services. Phone intake is available 24/7 at 888-477-1287

    Salvation Army 336-722-9597: Family Shelter, Diversion Program, Food Pantry, Clothing Vouchers  

    Experiment in Self-Reliance 336-722-9400: Housing, Free Tax Preparation, Social and Economic Self-Sufficiency, Financial Literacy 

    Family Services of Winston-Salem 336-723-8125: Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Counseling, Child Development Programs  

    Winston-Salem Rescue Mission 336-723-1848: Homeless Shelter for men with meals, clothing, personal items  

    Bethesda Center 336-722-9951: Adult Shelter  

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  • If you or someone you know is in need of crisis counseling or support, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7/365 crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. 

    • Calls to 1-800-985-5990 and texts of “TalkWithUs” to 66746 are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the US, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support.
    • Spanish speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support or text “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746 
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing - TTY 1-800-846-8517 or can text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 
    • Callers to the hotline can connect with counselors in 100+ languages via 3 rd party interpretation services; to connect with a counselor in one’s primary language, indicate preferred language to the responding counselor and they will connect to a live interpreter