Support & Resources

Safe Schools Helpline

Based on the concept of “see something, say something,” the Safe Schools, Safe Community Helpline is designed to allow people to anonymously report concerns when individuals may hurt themselves or others – – before something happens. Individuals can call or text, 24-hours a day, concerns about individuals who may do harm to themselves or others.

When should I call the helpline? We encourage you to call or text the helpline when you know of a situation where someone MAY do harm.

These situations include POSSIBLE acts of violence, suicide, theft, drug or alcohol use, sexual harassment, weapons, bullying or other issues.

This number does not replace 911.

Please call 911 if you witness or know that an emergency IS occurring, someone IS hurt, someone IS in the act of harming someone else, or IS in the act of damaging or stealing property, or IS buying or selling drugs.

The Safe Schools Helpline has introduced a new app that can be downloaded from your mobile phone store. The app puts connectivity to the helpline in your hand for immediate access if needed. Download Safe School Helpline.

The Safe Schools. Safe Community Helpline, Security Voice Service Phone number is as follows:


PHONE: 1-800-418-6423 EXT. 359
TEXT614-426-0240, then type TIPS

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The Safe Schools, Safe Community Helpline is free to callers and confidential. It is an anonymous helpline that operates 24 hours/7 days a week. Another feature of the helpline is the 24-hour availability for suicide prevention and mental health counseling by trained counselors.

This school and community resource offers youth, teens and adults the opportunity to share a concern that may pose a safety threat to schools, or citizens. The anonymous helpline is an extension of the “See Something, Say Something safety plan that has proven to be successful in preventing and responding to serious threats and violence.

The following information is provided as a courtesy for parents, faculty and staff members to easily access some general resources available for assistance outside of school.   The following resources are intended to be informative, helpful, and used at your own discretion.

Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County

Last updated: September 8, 2021 at 13:43 pm