GISD & Community Mental Health Resources
Georgetown ISD believes the mental and emotional health of students is critical to their learning. Our students and their families have access to school counselors and school-based therapists during the school day as well as partnerships and resources for support outside the school day.
School Based Therapy
School-Based Therapists support the Georgetown ISD and Counseling Services Mission and Vision by promoting healthy social and emotional functioning within the Georgetown ISD community through school-based therapy, education, and collaboration. For more information....
Carver Center for Families
The Carver Center for Families is located in the heart of Georgetown (1200 West 17th Street) at the site of the original Carver Elementary school. The site was purchased from GISD by the Georgetown Health Foundation and launched the center on behalf of the Georgetown community in January of 2023. STARRY, a local non-profit organization, anchors the site managing daily operations, logistics, outreach, and programming. In addition to the center being used as an inclusive gathering place for all members of the greater Georgetown community, the site will house a number of local area non-profit organizations with the overall goal of collaboratively addressing the social determinants that may exist for a family.
While families may access the center independent of the school district, the GISD Counseling Services team may work with families to submit an inquiry to the center on behalf of a family when basic needs determinants arise for a family. Once permission is received by the family to submit information to the Carver Center, specific non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to connect with the family independent of GISD.
The Carver Center for Families is not affiliated with GISD and the school district cannot guarantee any outcome. For more information about the center, click below:
Community-Based Mental Health Collaborative
The Community-Based Mental Health Collaborative is a group of non-profit organizations who independently serve their Georgetown Community. While each of these organizations are unique from each other, they share a common desire to serve our community while sharing a central office at 2100 Scenic Drive, Suite 140 in the heart of Georgetown. GISD can help connect families to the organizations within the group when mental health supports are needed and the family resources require low-cost options. While families may contact these organizations independent from GISD, our school district has created a process to help individuals make a connection.
Mental Health Collaborative
The GISD Mental Health Collaborative exists as a means of connecting families to local counseling practices when services provided are paid through Medicaid, the family's insurance, or out-of-pocket funds. Families who choose to participate in this service will provide information about their needs to a GISD Counseling Services team member. Once this information is submitted and permission is provided to do so, the information shared by the family is sent to local counseling practices within the community. With this information in hand, non-GISD private providers have the opportunity to connect with the family directly if their services match the needs of the family. The hope is that this effort will make connecting with a private provider as easy as possible for those who seek it out. This service is limited to supporting the initial connection between families and local counseling practices. GISD is not responsible for the cost of services and cannot guarantee any outcome. To see the community practices who participate in the GISD Mental Health Collaborative, click the link below:
Community Resource Guide
The Georgetown Independent School District Community Resource Guide exists to provide our community with information about local non-profit or low-cost services available to support a family's well-being. 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. This list is assembled as a courtesy and is not a complete or comprehensive list of providers.
Senate Bill 11 (86th Regular Session, 2019) established the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) to foster collaboration on pediatric mental health care among medical schools in Texas. One of the five initiatives of TCMHCC is the Texas Child Health Access through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program. TCHATT provides telemedicine or telehealth programs to school districts to help identify and assess the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents and provide access to mental health services. Georgetown ISD partnered with TCHATT at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Our school based therapy team works with families and provides access to TCHATT as an option based on the needs of the student and family. For more information....
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.
If you or someone you care about are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others please reach out immediately to any of the following:
- 24/7 mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 /7 1-833-986-1919
- Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
- Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or 988
- Williamson County Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT): 1-800-841-1255
- 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely
Parents/guardians may provide written consent for a referral to specific supports during the registration process in Skyward. Providing consent during the registration process alleviates any delay in accessing supports if/when needed. The following link provides instructions for this process.