About Oak Grove


In the event of an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress,
prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Support is also available through texting.

Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

As required by Public Act 102-0134, all districts must provide
this information on student identification cards, and in the case
that a school does not issue student identification cards to its students,
like OGS, the school district must publish this information on its website.
We have also decided to publish this information in the SEL section of this Handbook.

School Tools for crisis situations


Safe2Help Illinois is now available 24/7 (grades K-12) in Illinois. In the absence of a trusted adult, students can use a free app, text/phone, or the website to share school safety issues in a confidential environment. Once vetted, the information will be shared immediately with local school officials, mental health professionals, and/or local law enforcement, depending on the nature of the information.


Threat Assessment Protocol:

A threat is a communication of intent to harm someone that may be spoken, written, gestured, or expressed in some other form, such as via text messaging, email, or other digital means. An expression of intent to harm someone is considered a threat regardless of whether it is communicated to the intended target(s) and regardless of whether the intended target is aware of the threat. Threats may be implied by behavior that an observer would reasonably regard as threatening, planning, or preparing to commit a violent act.  Please click here to see our  Threat Assessment & Protocols (PDF).

District Resources

In the event of a non-critical situation, you should feel free to contact Oak Grove school social workers and/or psychologists.

Kim Wesley, OGS Social Worker, wesley@ogschool.org, 847-367-4120, ext. 2212
Gayle Timlin, OGS Social Worker, timlin@ogschool.org, 847-367-4120, ext. 2310
Lori Sandler, OGS Psychologist, sandler@ogschool.org, 847-367-2520, ext. 2520

Community Resources

Dial 211 for helpContact 211 from United Way of Lake County

211 is an easy to remember, 24-hour information and referral helpline. It’s designed to reduce time and frustration by acting as a central access point to the health and human services in Lake County.

Visit their web page, call 211 from within Lake County or Text 898211.
An expert navigator will lead you to the help you need. All texts are confidential.


Depression/Suicidal Thoughts

Northshore University Health System Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 425-6400 or (847) 432-8000

24/7 anonymous text-communication system for youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Text LAKECO to 844-823-5323.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SASS Program (CARES) for Uninsured children
CARES mental health crisis line at 1-800-345-9049



The Child, Adolescent and Family Recovery Center

900 North Shore Drive, Suite 140

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

(847) 457-6730


Alexian Behavioral Health Hospital

1650 Moon Lake Blvd

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60194

1-800-432-5005 (24 Hours/7 Days)

Physical/Sexual Abuse:


Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center

Physical and Sexual Abuse Screening/Interviews

123 O'Plaine Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031

(847) 377-3155


Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (Z Center)

4275 Old Grand Ave.

Gurnee, IL 60031

(847) 244-1187

24-Hour Support Line: (847) 872-7799

Eating Disorders:


• National Eating Disorders Association Helpline
If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 or call (800) 931-2237

• Eating Recovery Center Northbrook
4201 Lake Cook Rd, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062
Visit Website

Note: The information listed above is purely informational and should not be construed as an endorsement of services.

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