From the Counseling Office at SBCS… Assistance for the holidays

From the Counseling Office at SBCS…
Assistance for the holidays
Banana Splits Groups
As we have in the past, SBCS would like to help
These are 6 week groups available for students
our families that are in need for the holidays.
whose parents have separated or divorced. If
Please visit the counseling web page on the
you are interested in your child participating,
school’s website. Click on “Assistance for the
please contact Ms. Wiles at 826-7213. Groups
Holidays” in the sidebar to fill out a form
are available for students in grades K-3.
requesting assistance. All information and
assistance is kept confidential. If you do not
WIVB-TV Coats 4 Kids
have internet access, please contact Ms. Wiles
WIVB-TV and the Society of St. Vincent DePaul
or Mr. Graham at 826-7213.
are coordinating the distribution of coats to
For Thanksgiving assistance (turkey dinner) please apply BEFORE November 12, 2014.
children in need this winter. Parent/Guardian
will need BOTH a benefit card and photo ID.
For Christmas assistance- please apply BEFORE
November 26, 2014.
Each child will need ONE of the following: Birth
We have limited funds available. Assistance is
available on a first come, first served basis until
funds are depleted.
or Benefit card.
Want your child to see a School Counselor?
We have the capability for a parent to submit
an on-line request to have their child seen by a
School Counselor. Students can also submit a
request on-line as well. Simply visit the
counseling webpage on the school’s website.
Click on the “Need to see the Counselor?” tab in
the sidebar. Ms. Wiles (grades K-2) or Mr.
Graham (grades 3-8) will contact you within 1-2
school days to speak with you about your
request. For an urgent concern, please contact
us by phone at 826-7213. Everything is
*Please visit the counseling webpage; we have
more resources and information available!
Certificate, Social Security card, Medicaid card
Sites and Dates for Distribution:
Capitol Cleaners, Main Street in Niagara Falls:
11/8/14 and 12/6/14 from 10 am – 2 pm
Colvin Cleaners Warehouse, Elmwood Avenue
in Buffalo: Saturday, 11/8/14 from 9 am – 1 pm
St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1298 Main Street,
Buffalo: Thursday, 11/20/14 from 9 am – 12 pm
HEAP Program
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is
a federally funded assistance program designed
to assist low to moderate income households
with the costs of heating their homes, and with
energy conservation measures. Questions
regarding the HEAP program should be directed
to Erie County Social Services at 858-7644.
Applications for HEAP can be made in person at:
The Counseling page can be found at under the “Services” tab
From the Counseling Office at SBCS…
478 Main Street, 1st floor of the Hens & Kelly
SBCS Uniform Program
Building, Buffalo. Hours are 8:00am–4:00pm.
We are always looking for gently used
Applications for the regular benefit open
uniforms to be donated back to the school.
November 17, 2014. Applications for the
emergency benefit open January 2, 2015.
They can be turned in to Ms. Land in the
Main Office at any time. These gently used
uniforms are for sale throughout the year
Friends of Night People
Services are provided to men, women and
children of all ages. All services are provided
free of charge. Dinner is served daily from 5pm
for $3.00 per item. There will be a table set
up at Parent Teacher Conferences to
purchase uniforms.
to 7pm. Medical care is available on the first,
third and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Clothing is available daily from 5pm to 7pm.
High School Information
Housing assistance is available two to three
Hutch Tech admissions exam is Thursday,
times a month. Friends of Night People is
November 6, 2014 from 8:15am – 10:45am.
located at 394 Hudson Street in Buffalo. For
Students are responsible for their own
more information, visit their webpage at
transportation. High School applications should
be completed and turned in by November 14,
2014 to Mr. Graham. Applications not turned in
Crisis Situations
by this time are at risk of not being processed in
Spectrum C.A.R.E.S. team serves family and
time for the December 5, 2014 deadline. As
youth (18 and younger) of Erie County
more information becomes available, our
experiencing psychiatric or behavioral
website will be updated and information will be
emergencies. The mission of the C.A.R.E.S.
sent home for the 8th grade students. Any
team is to assist families in resolving crisis
questions you have about high schools can be
situations in the community as quickly and
directed to Mr. Graham at 826-7213 ext. 421.
effectively as possible. The C.A.R.E.S team is on
call 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. 882-4357
(882-HELP). If older than 18 years, please call
Crisis Services at 834-3131, which also accepts
calls 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
The Counseling page can be found at under the “Services” tab