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Returning Student Annual Verification Form Available HERE

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19-20 School Calendar - THIS LINK ~ WSPS Mobile App QR Code HERE

Substitute Teacher Application - this link ~ Substitute Paraprofessional Application - this link

WSMS Outside Counseling Resources For Families

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If any child is struggling with mental health issues or exhibits any signs of self harming thoughts or behaviors call the BHN Crisis 24 hour crisis line.


BHN Crisis

  • 24 hour crisis line (413) 733-6661


Carson Center Crisis

  • Westfield (413) 568-6386


Counseling Services

  • Listing of local therapists/counselors in West Springfield with contact info and accepted forms of insurance

Therapist Directory

  • Agawam Counseling Center

    • 786-6410

  • BHN Intake and Triage Services 413-737-2439


    • Child Guidance Clinic - 110 Maple Street, Springfield

      • 413-732-7419

    • Liberty Street Clinic - 417 Liberty Street, Springfield

      • 413-747-0705

    • Agawam Counseling Center - 30 Southwick St., Feeding Hills

      • 413-786-6410

    • BHN The Carson Center - 77 Mill Street, Westfield

      • 413-568-1421

    • Mt. Tom Center for Mental Health and Recovery - 40 Bobala Road, Holyoke

      • 413-568-1421

  • CHD - Center for Human Development

    • 425 Union Street #D, West Springfield

    • 413-737-4718 or 413-737-1426WSMS Outside Counseling Resources For Families

  • Cross Point Clinical Services - W. Springfield

    • Christian Based Mental Health Counseling for individuals, couples, families, and educational workshops

      • 732-7677

  • Fred Sperry - Specializes in child or adolescent ADHD and parenting

    • 373 Park Street West Springfield 

      • 241-5643

  • Gandara Mental Health Center

    • 2155 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01104

      • 413-736-8328

  • James Levine and Associates

    • 9 College St. #6 South Hadley, MA 01075

      • 413-534-7400

  • Pioneer Valley Mental Health Clinic - Springfield

    • 734-3151

  • Providence Behavioral Health Hospital

  • River Valley Counseling Center - Holyoke

    • 540-1100

  • West Central Family and Counseling

    • 103 Myron Street Suite A, West Springfield

      • 413-592-1980


Refugee Resource Center


The WS Refugee Resource Center is open at 389 Main St via Catholic Charities - the hours are 230-430 (with more to be added) on Wednesdays and the center provides resources, supplies, internet access, etc. The contact number is 452-0898  with voice mail messages in English, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish, and very soon, Nepali.  Their email address: wsrefugeecenter@gmail.com. The contact person is Susannah Crolius.


WSPS Social Worker & Homeless Liaison


WSPS Community and Family Engagement Coordinator


Substance Abuse Resources

  • National Institute on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/public-education-projects/national-drug-alcohol-facts-weekr


Community Resources

  • The CARE Coalition is a community based coalition that provides education and interventions around underage alcohol and substance abuse while also promoting safe and healthy, lifestyle choices. 

    • CARE Coalition

      • http://www.townofwestspringfield.org/residents/care/about.htm

  • Safety Zone CHD is a 24 hour short term shelter for homeless youth in West Springfield.

    • Safety Zone Link 

      • http://chd.org/child-adolescent-and-family-services/child-welfare-programs/safety-zone-street-outreach/

  • West Springfield Boys and Girls Club

  • Parish Cupboard - a local food pantry to support families in need


Grief Support Services

  • Rick’s Place

  • 413-348-3120  

  • 35 Post Office Road Park Suite 3514  Wilbraham, MA 01095

  • Ricksplacema.org


  • Cooley Dickinson Health Care - The Garden Center for Grieving Children

To learn more or get involved, please contact Shelly Bathe Lenn, shelly_lenn@cooley-dickinson.org  or call 413 582 5312. View The Garden’s webpage.