COVID Response

As together we face these challenging times, Counseling In Schools (CIS) continues to provide
emotional and social support to children, families and school staff in need.

As deaths and unemployment rise disproportionately in the communities we serve, the impact of COVID-19 has amplified the need for our work.

With students confined to their homes, parents struggling to maintain an income and school staff still adjusting to remote teaching, CIS continues to provide counseling services for thousands of students, their family members and school staff.

What We Are Doing

  • We are conducting counseling sessions remotely to help children in schools and homeless shelters during this crisis.
  • Our staff quickly learned how to use the same digital platform that the schools are using in order to help children attend online classes and counseling sessions.
  • We are providing self-care strategies and tools to school staff committed to serving students as they too struggle through quarantine and loss.
  • We are delivering food to children in need. While the City has been providing take-away meals at schools, many families are not receiving this food because they are being told to stay inside. We are organizing and paying local grocery stores to deliver the food that families choose for themselves.
  • We are starting a new program to purchase and distribute computers for our students who still are not connected to remote learning.

Counseling In Schools and our staff are continuing to be on the frontlines, helping children and families during this difficult time, so that they can thrive in school and succeed in the future.

We will update this page periodically as the situation evolves. For available resources in your community, please click here.