Counseling Resources

  • Virtual Calming Room -

    Mental Health Crisis: Definition and Expectations (Click Here)
     - A handout for parents to help guide them when their child is experiencing a mental health crisis. 

    Mental Health Resources

    • Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital: 208-906-3209

    • Intermountain Hospital: 208-906-3209 

    • Women’s & Children’s Alliance- Rape Crisis Hotline 208-345-7273

    • Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-208-398-4357

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255

    • Idaho Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    • Mobile Crisis: 208-334-0808

    Free and Reduced Lunch Application  - must be completed EVERY year. One application can be submitted for all of the children in your family.

    Holiday Assistance - Different community organizations begin contacting schools in early Fall offering holiday assistance. Some programs offer food boxes and others also offer basic necessities for Christmas (pajamas, clothing items, games, etc.). If you would like more information, please contact your student's counselor. 

    Idaho CareLine - call 211 to obtain social services including: rental assistance, food and clothing, KinCare, child care resources, emergency shelter, tax preparation, medical assistance, and counseling services, or visit For housing assistance, ask for Navigation or call Our Path Home at 208-495-4240.

    Food Banks - Meridian Food Bank - this is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing emergency food aid to our community. If you need assistance, call (208) 888-5102. Idaho Food Bank's Food Assistance Locator or page 16 of the Self Rescue Manual.

    Meridian Schools Clinic - provides medical, dental, and counseling services for students in the West Ada School District. They accept most insurance plans and transportation CAN be provided by the clinic to and from school for appointments. Meridian School Clinic TelehealthCall (208) 514-2527.

    Suicide Prevention Hotline - available 24 hours a day. Call (208) 398-4357.