GENERAL COUNSELING RESOURCES
O'Brien Resource List:
Please also access the District Wellness Page and the Counseling Resources page for a comprehensive list of supports:
Upward Bound for 8th Grade Students:
Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound is a college preparatory program that guides first generation college and income qualified students throughout high school in hopes of them attending college. Upward Bound provides guidance, tutoring, mentoring, and life skills that help students succeed. This is an amazing opportunity for qualified students. O’Brien does not screen students, so please see the Upward Bound recruitment video for more information. Paper applications can be found in the O'Brien Counseling Office or you can submit the electronic application using the link below (step 2).
STEP #1 – Watch the Upward Bound Recruitment Video: Upward Bound Video.
STEP #2 – Complete the Upward Bound Application: http://bit.ly/UBapp2021
Family Resource Center:
Basic needs, rent and utilities support, interventions, counseling, SNAP and Medicaid benefits, and so much more!
Crisis Support Services of Nevada. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help call:
1 (800) 273-8255 or the local number 775-784-8090
text LISTEN to 839863 or check out our website at www.cssnv.org.
Crisis Support Services of Nevada’s staff and volunteers are here 24/7/365
Nevada 211 - Find help 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1; texting 898-211 or visiting www.nevada211.org
Division of Child and Family Services Mobile Crisis Response Team – Call 775-688-1670 or visit http://www.knowcrisis.com/
Community Health Alliance - Information for those families that need health care, but don’t have the funds. 775.329.6300 https://www.chanevada.org/
For emergencies, call 9-1-1.
For non-emergencies you can reach the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 775-328-3001
City of Reno Police at 775-324-2121
City of Sparks Police at 775-353-2231
Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (Unemployment services) - File for unemployment online at ui.nv.gov/css.html. Call centers have extended their hours and can assist people from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Northern Nevada: 775-684-0350. Rural areas in Nevada and out-of-state residents: 888-890-8211
Talking to your Kids about Coronavirus:
American Academy of Pediatrics – caring for the health of your family and talking to kids about the virus. More information.
Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning’s Guidelines for Parents and Caregivers provides short family tips for supporting your kids during COVID-19. More information.
Family Wellness, Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health:
Taking care of your own mental health in uncertain times is important so you can support those around you. More information here.
Helping your family de-stress during the Coronavirus from Common Sense Media, click here
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is working with WCSD to provide meals to families. The most updated locations to pick up meals for your families can be found on our website here.
Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows free meals for kids, locations here.
Below are a list of grief resources for parents/students: