COVID Supports

Dear RHS Families,

The Social Work, Counseling team and School Nurse would like you to know that we are doing what we can to ensure that our Roxborough families are safe, during this trying time.  While our ability to provide support has been limited to phone and email contact, we are still available to you.

Counselor & Nurse Support Hours & Contact Info.

Laurie Lawley
9th Grade and Health Sciences Academy
Meesha Harris
VAP, Business and Non-academy students
Claire Lindquist
STEP Social Worker
Bashira Charles
School Nurse

Office Hours: 10:00-11:30pmOffice Hours: 11:30-1:30pmOffice Hours: 10:00-1:00pm

Google Hangout: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00-1:30
Office Hours:
8:30-10:00 AM &
11:00 AM -12:30 PM
8:30-1130 AM
Email: llawley@philasd.orgEmail:

Google Number:
(318) 479-0494.

Google Number: 267-314-7886

Google Classroom Code: BBJCVTH

Please feel free to email me to set up a time to meet.

As we all adjust to this new normal in the midst of so much stress and uncertainty, we wanted to make sure you were aware of the resources and supports available to you.

The following pages outline a variety of information related to things like food distribution, mental health supports, childcare, and internet access.  Please contact us if you require a resource that is not included.

We miss you all and hope that we will see you soon.

Stay safe,   Ms. Lindquist, Ms. Harris, Ms. Lawley and Ms. Charles

See some additional resources below

Pennsylvania Statewide Support & Referral Helpline for COVID-19

The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline, staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will be available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency, and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.

The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational.

The number to call is 855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

Mental Health Crisis Information

Crisis Text Line (
If in emotional crisis, any child, adolescent or adult can text HOME to 741741 to receive live support via text from a trained Crisis Counselor.

Philadelphia Suicide Crisis & Intervention Line   267-687-4381

Philadelphia residents can call if they (or someone they know):

●      Are suffering from depression

●      Have feelings or thoughts of wanting to harm themselves or others

●      Have feelings of hopelessness

●      Are having difficulty dealing with life stresses

●      Suffer from intense anger or other emotional or substance abuse crises

Compassionate, trained professionals are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers will receive counseling, guidance and direction for receiving prompt evaluative and treatment services.

Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center         Phone #:  855-548-7332

Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center (PCCRC) is designed to help young people who are experiencing overwhelming and immediate mental or behavioral healthcare struggles.

Please call 911 if you have immediate and serious concerns about your own or another’s safety.

United Way Assistance      Welcome to 2‐1‐1 SEPA

2‐1‐1 SEPA is part of the national 2‐1‐1 Call Centers initiative that seeks to provide an easy-to-remember telephone number, chat, text, and a web resource for funding health and human services– for everyday needs and in crisis situations.

2‐1‐1 SEPA is brought to you by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in collaboration with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the United Ways of Bucks County, Chester County,and Southern Chester County. These United Ways, together with local county government and provider agencies, work to ensure important local program information is accessible through our helpline when it is most needed.

Every day, highly trained 2‐1‐1 call specialists provide referrals to:

●      Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, shelters, rent and utility payment assistance

●      Physical and Mental Health Resources: crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling

●      Employment Support: nancial assistance, job training, education programs

●      Support for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities: home-delivered meals, transportation, health care

●      Youth and Child Care Programs: after school programs, summer camps, mentoring, protection services

●      Regional Disaster Preparation

With one phone number, callers gain free, confidential access to thousands of programs and services that can help improve the

quality of their lives. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 2‐1‐1 (or 1-866-964- 7922). TTY and language

services are available in more than 170 languages and dialects.

For more information about us or our partners or 2‐1‐1 SEPA, please email us directly at

2‐1‐1 SEPA is also made possible in part by generous support from Philadelphia Energy Solutions.