Mental Health Resources
- Barrington Youth & Family Services
- Broncos Committed
- BStrong Together
- Care Solace
- Drug & Alcohol Addiction Resources
- Erika's Lighthouse
- Erin's Law
- Healthier Barrington Coalition
- Suicide Prevention
Barrington Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is a community-based, nonprofit social service agency. The goal of BYFS is to build healthier families by providing counseling and preventative programming to children, teens, couples and families. Their approach focuses on supporting the social, psychological, and emotional well being of all they serve. Click here to visit the BYFS website!
Broncos Committed is Barrington High School's Life of an Athlete program, developed by John Underwood from upstate New York. Broncos Committed is not a club - it's a lifestyle that raises the bar of excellence for both the athlete and the non-athlete. It asks BHS students to commit to a 100% drug and alcohol free lifestyle, and it provides scientific rationale for all things related to optimal performance. Broncos Committed is every bit as much about character and not only committing to one's own excellence, but to one's team, school, and town. Have a question? Contact Amy Winkelman, BHS Student Assistance Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BStrong Together has been created to support parents, children and youth, community members and others impacting the lives of Barrington area children in our shared goal of raising happy, healthy, resilient, and adaptable children capable of successfully navigating the world of today and the future. We are a coalition of community groups, educational entities, healthcare organizations, and community members. To accomplish our goals, BStrong Together will plan speaker events, parent coffees, and educational opportunities for parents and community members; develop programming for children and youth of all ages; and host a robust website with resources on a wide variety of subjects designed to support and provide resources for parents, youth, and community members. Click here to visit the BStrong Together website.
Barrington 220 is committed to the well-being of our students, staff, and families to create a safe and healthy learning environment. In support of our ongoing commitment, we partnered with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care for our community.
Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion™ team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in your community.
Students, staff, and families may access Care Solace services in two ways:
- Call (888) 515-0595 at any time. Support is available in 200+ languages. A dedicated Care Companion™ will help you every step of the way to research options, secure appointments, and follow up to make sure it is a good fit.
- For an anonymous search, answer a few questions to get matched with an extensive list of care providers at www.caresolace.com/barrington220
Care Solace is now available for use at no cost to you. They will connect you with providers accepting all medical insurances including Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale options for those without insurance. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored.
Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory to use. Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255.
If you are interested in counseling-related services for your child, yourself, or another family member, please contact Care Solace for valuable assistance. This is a complimentary resource provided by Barrington 220.
Erika's Lighthouse is a Chicago-based organization whose goal is educating communities about mental health issues. One of their initiatives is creating clubs in area schools and training club members through their teen panel program. The program is a peer-to-peer depression education program, where students learn to speak to their classmates about depression, the warning signs and how to get help to their peers. Click here to visit the Erika's Lighthouse website.
Erin’s Law was passed in January 2013 and requires all public schools to implement age-appropriate, prevention-oriented sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education for grades PK-12. If sexual abuse or assault of a student occurs, students and families should contact the nearest hospital, police or a trusted school employee for help. All Barrington 220 employees are state-mandated reporters and are required to report allegations of abuse and/or neglect to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Please see additional resources below.
Local and State Agencies
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
- 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873 or TTY 1-800-358-5117)
- Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois
- ICASA (Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
- Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
- Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
- Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (24 Hour) 1-800-759-8331 TTY PIN: 877-951-6528, 1-800-787-3224
- National Child Abuse Helpline
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network)
The Healthier Barrington Coalition is a partnership of 25 area groups, working together to improve the local quality of life. The coalition brings community leaders, organizations and interested individuals together in order to make the Barrington area and nearby communities healthier places to live, work and play through collaborative action. Click here to visit the Healthier Barrington Coalition website.
The Light for Life Foundation Int’l/Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts by making suicide Prevention accessible to everyone and removing barriers to help. Click here to visit their website.
Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor