Georgetown Independent School District is committed to the overall well-being of our students, staff, and families. As we work toward this commitment, the GISD Counseling Services Department is excited to offer you, your immediate family members, and your students with a free resource - Care Solace.
If you, your immediate family member, or student need assistance in finding community-based mental health related programs and/or counseling services, Care Solace is able to offer support. After privately speaking with a Care Solace concierge and answering a series of questions to best understand the specific need, the concierge will seek out options on your behalf. The Care Solace concierge will take the specific need as well as financial, appointment logistics, and proximity constraints into consideration. This service is available in multiple languages, 24/7.
Your campus school counselor can also support connecting your student to Care Solace. In order to connect students to Care Solace, parents must provide written consent. Parents could provide this consent in Skyward Family Access. Additionally, parents can provide consent using the Care Solace Consent form and providing it to their campus counselor.
We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 and offers free and confidential support to people in distress. It also provides prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-8255, text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or Live Chat the Lifeline if you or a loved one is in need. Suicide is not inevitable.
GISD Resource Guide
The Georgetown Independent School District Community Resource Guide is meant to inform families and staff about institutions and services available in our local community. Georgetown ISD does not advocate or recommend any specific agency, program, or service. This information is supplied as a reference if you choose to use it. The list of service providers furnished to you by GISD includes persons who are believed to provide services to students. This list is assembled as a courtesy and is not a complete or comprehensive list of providers.
Georgetown ISD Counseling Services has created the virtual "Calming Site" which provides a variety of ways for individuals to pause and practice self-care. Click, breath, and get grounded.
School Based Therapy
Our GISD School Based Therapy team is a group of licensed professional counselors and social workers who work with students and their families to either provide students with therapy during the school day or connect the student to community-based services. School counselors can provide students and families with more information about school-based therapy and are able to make a referral to these general education services when appropriate.
The Georgetown High School Hope Squad is a group of students who are highly trained in recognizing the warning signs of suicide in their peers, persuading individuals to get help, and referring these individuals to the counselors. The GHS Hope Squad works to de-stigmatize mental illness and spread the message of hope to all students through school-wide functions and events. For more information about Hope Squad, see the GHS Clubs page.