Support and Resources

Portage County Resource Guide – Save a Life

Mental Health/Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drug Prevention and Intervention Resources

The following information is provided as a courtesy for parents, faculty and staff members to easily access some general resources available for assistance outside of school.  The resources provided are not exhaustive and are not affiliated with Kent City Schools. The following resources are intended to be informative, helpful, and used at your own discretion.

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County: or (330) 673-1756

HELPLINES:    Addiction Helpline- (330) 678-3006   for 24 hour help/crisis call- (330) 296-3555 or (330) 678-4357

Ohio Crisis Text Line:  Immediate help for those experiencing a stressful situation.  This is a 24/7 Crisis Text Line. Text 4Hope to 741741  to be connected to a Crisis Counselor.  Trained Crisis Counselors are on standby to provide a personal response and information on a range of issues, including suicidal thoughts, bullying, and depression, self-harm and more.

Prevention Action Alliance: A certified prevention agency promoting healthy lives through the prevention of substance misuse and fostering mental health wellness.  Offers parent newsletters, information, toolkits on substance misuse, prevention, and the latest program and events via email.


Alateen Support Group- Hudson Saturday Serenity Alateen Meets at 11:00 a.m.  Saturday First Congregational Church, 47 Aurora Street, Hudson, OH Contact: (440) 637-4704   Al-Anon meeting same time for sober parent.

Red Flags National-  A framework and Toolkit for Mental Health Education.  Offers resources for helping your child with their mental health.

SAMHSA:    SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)   Mental health and substance abuse related information, resources, data and publications. Twitter @samhsagov  

National Institute on Drug Abuse–

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)–  Provides extensive, detailed information on various adolescent and school health topics, data, programs, and research.

(***The websites below are aimed at teens.  Parents/Guardians review and refer at your discretion)

NIDA for  Teens, Parents and Teachers get the latest facts on how drugs affect the brain and body.  Featuring videos, games, blog post and more! – The Truth focuses on spreading awareness and inspiring action in the fight to end smoking.– An advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences.

School Resources

Individual School Counseling Offices
Theodore Roosevelt School Counseling Office: (330) 676-8720 Ext. (8720)
Stanton Middle School Counseling Office:
 (330) 676-8621 Ext. (8621)
Davey Elementary School Counseling Office
 (330) 676-7420 Ext. (7420)
Holden Elementary School Counseling Office (330) 676-8420
 Ext. (8420
Loncoy Elementary School Counseling Office
 (330) 676-8350 Ext. (8356)
Walls Elementary School Counseling Office
 (330) 676-8300 Ext. (8320)

Kent City Schools School Student Assistance Program
Jacquie Peoples Dukes, M.Ed., LSW,     Student Assistance Program Coordinator (330) 676-8704

Nursing Services
Samantha Spurlock, R.N., District Nurse
(330) 730-1996

School Resource Officer
Officer Dominic Poe, School Resource Officer (SRO) 676-8769

Kent Police Department Juvenile Counselor
Abigail Watkins, Kent Police Department Juvenile Counselor 676-8769