Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Berrien RESA Families

Below, is information for parents and families of the Berrien RESA school community. Please check this page often, as this is an evolving situation.

Read the full MI Safe Schools Roadmap issued by Governor Whitmer on June 30, 2020. Stay tuned for how Berrien RESA plans to implement this roadmap.

Emergency Services

  • Berrien RESA is making every effort to support families during this COVID-19 emergency. We realize that uncertainty can cause a sense of vulnerability, which can lead to increased stress and anxiety. If your child needs to connect with one of our social workers, or you have questions around how to support your child, we ask that you complete this Student Mental Health Support form.  Certified staff will reach out to you within 24 hours (Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm) via a phone call or Google Hangout (through an email invite).
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching a statewide warmline for Michiganders living with persistent mental health conditions. The warmline will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support and empower the callers. The warmline will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753). It is intended to serve individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and trauma. Individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide, are urged to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 at 800-985-5990 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255 (TALK) or Text "Hello" to 741741.
  • 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
  • Any male who is a victim of sexual abuse. Live chats and phone support.
  • Lory's Place: 269-983-2707 Lory's Place provides regularly scheduled peer support group sessions that allow children and adults to interact with peers who have suffered similar loss or who are experiencing anticipatory grief. Lory's Place also offers a school outreach program, providing staff education and support, as well as peer grief support in elementary, middle, and high school.
  • SWM Community Agency: Call 269-925-9077 to learn about services. Call 211 for referral to SWMCAA for services.
Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger. 

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