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Grossmont Resource Center (GRC)

Virtual Grossmont Resource Center
Please click on our Virtual GRC above, and bookmark it on your device so you can access it anytime!  If you click on the images in the room, you will find lots of wellness activities, resources, and opportunities to request support for your student or your family.
 
RESOURCES FOR GHS FAMILIES WHILE SCHOOL IS CLOSED:
Our partner, Mending Matters, put together this helpful guide which covers many resources and suggestions for students and families to take care of themselves during this crisis:  Coping with COVID-19.  The guide includes information regarding nutrition, health and wellness, wifi, housing, quality of life, and mental health.  Mending Matters therapists are also working on creating workbooks to use during the break from school.  Please sign up here if you would like to receive more information. 
 
United Way San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative:  offers flexible resources to workers impacted by layoffs or reduced working hours, such as rent and utility payments.
 
Free meals at GHS:  Families may pick up breakfast and lunch (for each child present) in front of our school between 10:30am-12:30pm, Monday through Friday.  Please click here for additional distribution sites.
 
Other helpful articles:

If you are in need of mental health support during our break from school, please reach out to one of the following resources:
  • San Diego Access and Crisis Line:  888-724-7240
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
 
The Grossmont Resource Center (GRC) is a program at Grossmont High School to support the personal and social needs of our students and families. It is a collaborative effort between the community and our school to provide direct services on campus that will enhance the opportunity for students to achieve academic, social and personal success. The GRC is also a place where parents, students, and staff can obtain information and referrals for community resources.  The GRC is located on the second floor of the main office building.
 
Some of the services available in the GRC:
  • Support Groups
  • Individual Counseling
  • Peer Listening/Peer Mediation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Resources (Please see links below)

What are some Common Signs that your Student needs Support?

  • Decreased interest in activities
  • Frequent sadness or crying
  • Increased irritability, anger or hostility
  • Hopelessness
  • Isolation/withdrawing from peers
  • Increase in disruptive classroom behaviors
  • Decline in grades and/or participation in class
  • Increase/presentation of symptoms of anxiety: panic attacks, shaking, fidgeting
  • Increase in complaints of physical symptoms: headaches, stomach aches, nausea 
  • Decrease in attendance
For further resources information and an online symptom checker, visit the Child Mind Institute.  
 

How to get Help at School

  • Contact student’s counselor (by last name)
  • Drop by the GRC or call (619) 668-6050

How to get Help Outside of School (Community Resources)

GHS Foothiller GRC Resource Book

This document provides you with links to community services regarding Behavioral Health, Child Abuse, Low-Cost Counseling, Cutting/Self Injury/Suicide, Dating Abuse/Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Healthcare and Family, Homeless Support, Housing Support, Human Trafficking, Reproductive Health, Bullying, Runaways, LGBTQIA, Transitional Housing/Case Management for 18+, Veterans and Other Resources.
 
El Cajon Resource Directory:  A resource guide/concentrated source of valuable local support in El Cajon for a wide range of needs, created by the El Cajon Collaborative.
 
East County Assist Website:  Created by the East County Homeless Task Force to assist community members with accessing resources in East County.
 
Resources for Military Families The School Liaison Officer at Naval Base San Diego shared this document, which lists a variety of programs supporting military families in San Diego County.
 
La Mesa and El Cajon Resources/Recursos Utiles:  A list of community resources created by San Diego Youth Services.  Puede obtener ayuda para usted o su hijo/a en los siguientes servicios comunitarios.  

Check your Mood Weeks at GHS

Grossmont High School partners with San Diego Youth Services each fall to offer “Check Your Mood” to all 9th & 11th graders. This program focuses on educating youth and their families about depression and reducing the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues.  SDYS presents curriculum in classrooms, staffs an informational table at lunch, and provides additional support for students that express interest and/or need. Parent awareness is integral to the success of this program. Please click these links for additional information:  SDYS Here Now website and powerpoint presentation for parents.  Please click here for a passive parent permission slip.  Please return the bottom portion to the GRC only if you DO NOT want your student to participate.