Mental Health Services and Community Resources
The Heights Charter recognizes that unidentified and unaddressed mental health challenges can lead to poor academic performance, increased likelihood of suspension and expulsion, chronic absenteeism, student attrition, homelessness, incarceration, and/or violence. Access to mental health services in our community is not only critical to improving the physical and emotional safety of students, but it also helps address barriers to learning and provides support so that all students can learn problem-solving skills and achieve in school and, ultimately, in life. The following resources are available to your child:
Available on Campus:
Special education services – if you believe your child may have a disability, you are encouraged to directly contact a Diana Whyte at 619-792-9000 to request an evaluation.
Prescription medication while on campus – if your child requires prescription medication during school hours and you would like assistance from School staff in providing this medication to your child, please contact a Diana Whyte at 619-792-9000.
2-1-1 San Diego
California WIC Program, California Department of Public Health
San Diego Access and Crisis Line
Available 24/7 at 888-724-7240
East County Mental Health Clinic
1000 Broadway, Suite 110, El Cajon CA 92021, 619-401-5500
East County Transitional Living Center
Family Resource Center – El Cajon
San Diego Regional County Resource Directory
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.
Sycuan Medical Dental Center
Chase Avenue Family Health Center
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Diego County
4305 University Avenue, Suite 590, San Diego CA 92105