Serena Unit 2 believes in the academic and social-emotional development of all students. Through a strong partnership with home and our community, Serena Unit 2 is committed to creating a safe environment so that all students can thrive academically, and overcome any negative emotional obstacles that might present themselves.

As part of this belief, Serena Unit 2 complies with the requirements of Ann Marie's Law. The law, signed in 2015, mandates that all Illinois public schools provide age-appropriate suicide and depression awareness/prevention education programs for students in grades kindergarten through 12.

In addition, Serena Unit 2 encourages parents who are concerned about their children to access the following resources for support. Social workers are also available at each school, if a child may be in need of additional help.

  • Erica's Lighthouse: A site dedicated to information about youth depression.

  • The Trevor Project: A support site for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer youth who are experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts.

  • The Jason Foundation: A foundation focused on suicide prevention that provides information on youth suicide and its prevention.

  • The Anne Marie Foundation: a foundation that helped create Ann Marie's Law. The website shares Ann Marie's story and provides both national and local resources.

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.


Transportation Assistance

NCAT- is a demand-response, curb-to-curb service under ADA Compliance with door-to door service with reasonable accommodations for residents of LaSalle county. NCAT is a mass public transit service, but NCAT reserves the right and control to refuse a ride based on system-wide rules, policies, and/or procedures.

Outpatient Mental Health Services:

Choices OSF St. Elizabeth’s
207 Starfire Drive
Ottawa, IL.
(815) 434-4382

Youth Service Bureau
424 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, IL.
(815) 433-3953
(800) 972-8551 (crisis line)

Institute for Personal Development
807 LaSalle St.
Ottawa, IL.
(815) 942-6323

Crossroads Counseling
601 W. Norris Dr.
Ottawa, IL.
(815) 433-5101
(815) 941-3882

Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 252-2873

Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitals:

Streamwood Behavioral Health Center
1400 E. Irving Park Rd.
Streamwood, IL.
(800) 272-7790

Linden Oaks Hospital
852 West St.
Naperville, IL.
(630) 305-5500

Provena St. Joe’s Adolescent Unit
333 Madison St.
Joliet, IL.
(815) 741-7531

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Rosecrance (Rockford)
(815) 387-2525

Chestnut (Bloomington)
(309) 827-6026