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Community Resources

Building a Healthy Community Together

Pleasantdale Middle School hopes to support students, families, and community members both in and outside of school. A truly healthy community emerges from a partnership, when everyone is working together to support healthy choices. Below are some community resources that may be helpful in supporting healthy minds, bodies, and choices. If you have a resource that you think the community would benefit from seeing, please contact us to let us know. 

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Helpful Resources

Community Wellness Center of LaGrange

Community Wellness Center offers informational sessions each month on various issues related to mental health and wellness. All informational classes are FREE. 


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a variety of resources to teach students, families, and the community about mental illness. NAMI feels that within this generation, we can greatly decrease stigma and normalize mental health wellness by providing a greater understanding of mental illness. 

NAMI holds open family support groups free of charge on the following days and times:

Virtual: Every Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm.
Meeting details:

Mtg #: 826-3489-6051; Password: Connect 
Join by phone: 312-626-6799; ID: 826 3498 6051

In-Person: First Thursday of Every Month, 7-8:30 pm
@ First Congregational Church of Western Springs
1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs

Parenting Perspectives

Parenting Perspectives is committed to providing high-quality education for parents and teachers to nurture healthy child and teen development and to foster every child's unique potential. Their philosophy is grounded in respect for the relationship between parent and child. They provide a variety of parenting tools, techniques, and principles that lay a solid foundation to guide parents and educators through challenges. They also host workshops, courses, and coaching for parents.

Multi-week parenting course: Becoming a Conscious Parent: Tools & Principles for Parenting from your Heart

Drug Free Coalition of Lyons Township

The Drug Free Coalition of Lyons Township is a grassroots community coalition is committed to changing attitudes, encouraging action, and mobilizing stakeholders around the issues of underage drinking and substance misuse. This is achieved through education, advocacy, policy, and environmental change.

Glenbard Parent Series

Glenbard Parent Series hosts numerous free speakers for parents related to topics from executive functioning and stress management to raising healthy adults and teen tech trends. They also have other resources available on their website. Check back for their upcoming FREE programs once the school year begins!


Pillars provides outreach services related to mental health, child and family services, addictions, domestic and sexual violence, and community housing. Pillars has six locations in the area. Many of their services are free of charge.


Text-A-Tip is available for anyone in need of emotional support, at any time. While the line is intended for crisis situations, you do not need to be in crisis to use the service. You can also use Text-A-Tip if you have concerns about a friend or loved one and need support in getting them help.

How It Works:
Simply text the code HELLO (and your message) to the number 1-844-823-5323. Within minutes, a live mental health counselor will respond to your text. All messages are sent using SMS number masking technology that keeps the communication and your identifying information completely anonymous.

Parents Matter Too

Parents Matter Too provides a variety of helpful parenting resources.


A partnership for drug free kids, where families find answers.


Rosecrance, a private, not-for-profit organization, offers a full continuum of substance abuse prevention, early intervention and treatment services under the guidance of professionals.  

Rosecrance’s La Grange location provides the following:

  • Free confidential drug and alcohol evaluations
  • Early intervention services
  • Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for 18-29 year olds
  • Assistance to families who need help finding resources
  • Prevention resources and presentations for parents and students
  • Substance abuse awareness training and education for professionals, community organizations and parents
  • Urine drug screens offered at an additional cost

The Science Behind Drugs

This parent information sheet comes from our 6th/7th grade drug prevention activities in health classes using the Robert Crown for Health Education’s (RCC) in-school presentation and online materials.

Fact Sheet: People Who Self Injure

Information on self-injury, including what to look for and how to help.

Supporting a Child Whose Loved One Has Cancer

Talking with a Child About A Loved One Moving Into A Nursing Home