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Ms.  Alex  Surman
Guidance Counselor

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Guidance Counselor

Welcome to the Manteno Middle School Counseling Site! My name is Alexandra Surman and I am the Guidance Counselor at MMS. 

Middle School is a very important part of a child's life. Students will grow and learn a lot in these four years and I am excited to join them on this journey. I am available to help students, parents, and teachers to develop positive learning experiences and have a successful school year. I help all students in the areas of: academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

Please contact me at 815-802-7327 or asurman@manteno5.org and I will be happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have. Below you will find resources that may be of assistance.

 

Community Resources

2-1-1
Free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. find the local resources they need. Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211.org/ for more information or referrals. 

Riverside Medical Center Behavioral Health Services Helpline
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Call for more information or referrals.
815-935-1600

National Suicide Hotlines
1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433 (http://hopeline.com/)
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) for deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals (http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)

CARES (Crisis and Referral Entry Services) Line
Call CARES when a child is at risk to himself or others, and any time you or others think a child is having a mental health crisis. 
1-800-345-9049 (Voice) or 1-866-794-0374 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected call:
1-800-25-ABUSE (252-2873) 

Elder Abuse Hotline
If you suspect the abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older person call:
1-866-800-1409 or 1-888-206-1327 (TTY) 

Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault:
KC-CASA provides victims of sexual assault and abuse with crisis and counseling services 
Kankakee County - 815-932-3322
Iroquois County - 815-432-0420
(http://www.kc-casa.org/)

Disaster Distress Helpline
National helpline for those experiencing distress related to natural or man-made disasters. Toll-free, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Multilingual 
1-800-985-5990 or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
The Center is a comprehensive outpatient-counseling agency that provides mental health counseling services and therapy to children, adolescents, and adults who live and work in Kankakee County. Helen Wheeler also provides crisis screenings for adolescents (SASS) and adults.
815-939-3991

Iroquois Mental Health Center
Offers outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and adults; psychotherapy, counseling, psychiatric consultation; MI day program services, substance abuse counseling; including state-certified DUI services. Family, group, and individual services are offered.
815-432-5241

Riverside Medical Center's Psychiatric Associates
Provides psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults.
815-937-1237