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RESOURCES: Self-Care, Coping, Family Support

Family Support Resources

We are here for you in this confusing time and will be working from home any day that we don't have school. We will be checking our emails throughout the day, so please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. If you need assistance, please email and provide your phone number so we can contact you directly.

 If you're in a mental health crisis, please call Spectrum C.A.R.E.S. at (716) 882-4357.

 You can also TEXT the crisis text line: text "home: to the number 741741.

Lake Shore Central School District School Social Workers:

Join her remind: text "@286gb7" to 81010.

Nicole Phillips:
Join her remind: text "@ecca286" to 81010

 If you see an outside counselor here at Lake Shore through our Family Support Center:

  1. Kate Nolan Eaton (Harmonia) at the High School can be reached at (716) 947-5025 ext. 122.
  2. Emily Crowley (Gateway-Longview) at the Middle School can be reached at (716) 783-3221 ext. 3373. 
  3. Melissa Heusinger (Best Self) at W.T. Hoag can be reached at (716) 646-4991 ext. 1605.

At the time of this writing all three therapists are available for phone conversations and have already reached out to you if you are a client. This information may change at any time. If you need to get in touch with your child's therapist please contact them directly. 

Local basic need resources: 
Operation Good Neighbor - Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

  • Most Precious Blood Church
  • 17 Prospect St., Angola Tuesdays 1-5pm
  • 2060 S. Creek Rd., North Evans 
    Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm and 7-8pm
  • (716) 627-5194

Seneca Nation Tribal Advocate - Emergency Food Pantry

  • 12885 Route 438 Irving, NY 14081
  • Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
  • (716) 532-1028

Additional information for local services: Dial 211, text your zip code to 898-23 or visit

Lastly, it's really important to take good care of ourselves. Here are some ideas for good self care: 

Calm the Chaos: How to handle your child's behavior:

* The Family Support Center Team will be posting regular updates and additional information throughout the closure.

Stay safe, Eagles!

Self Care & Coping Videos for Middle & High School Students

School Social Worker Reaches Out With Videos on youtube Channel
Schools may be closed, but support for students goes on.
School social worker Keri Fisher, LMSW, from the Lake Shore Family Support Center, is sharing helpful videos on her youtube channel.
Click HERE for the youtube channel. 

"Parenting During a Pandemic" ...

"The Challenge is to Contain Anxiety - Our Own and That of those Around Us."

Living in the time of a pandemic can be stressful and difficult for everyone, but especially for parents and kids who find themselves self-isolating together, trying to carry on with work and school in the midst of tremendous uncertainty. 
Here is a podcast about ways to address these challenges in a positive, mindful way: