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.
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.
Choices OSF St. Elizabeth’s
207 Starfire Drive
Youth Service Bureau
424 W. Madison St.
(800) 972-8551 (crisis line)
Institute for Personal Development
807 LaSalle St.
601 W. Norris Dr.
Child Abuse Hotline
Streamwood Behavioral Health Center
1400 E. Irving Park Rd.
Linden Oaks Hospital
852 West St.
Provena St. Joe’s Adolescent Unit
333 Madison St.