Health and Safety

Mental Health Services

Hawking STEAM Charter Schools recognizes that when unidentified and unaddressed, mental health challenges can lead to poor academic performance, increased likelihood of suspension and expulsion, chronic absenteeism, student attrition, homelessness, incarceration, and/or violence. Access to mental health services at each Charter School and in our community is not only critical to improving the physical and emotional safety of students, but it also helps address barriers to learning and provides support so that all students can learn problem-solving skills and achieve in school and, ultimately, in life. The following resources are available to your child:

Available on our Campuses:

  • School-based counseling services – your child is encouraged to directly contact a Charter School counselor by coming into the counseling office during school hours and making an appointment to speak with a counselor. The counseling office on each campus can also be reached at H1: 619-349-3700, H2: 619-349-3600. Our school counselors support students by providing individual sessions, group or parent consultations whenever a student is having a difficult time due to academic stress, transition to changes in their environment, or social concerns, including isolation. Counseling services, whether provided by our Charter School or by an outside provider listed herein, are voluntary.
  • Special education services – if you believe your child may have a disability, you are encouraged to directly contact Mr. John Russell at [email protected]
  • Prescription medication while on campus – if your child requires prescription medication during school hours and you would like assistance from School staff in providing this mediation to your child, please contact the school health office. 


Available in the Community: 

South Bay Community Services

Located in the Ken Lee Building, 430 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Phone: (619) 420-3620

Border View YMCA

3601 Arey Dr, San Diego, CA 92154 Phone: (619) 428-9622

Nueva Vista Family Services

1161 Bay Blvd, Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91911 Phone: (619) 585-7686


Available Nationally: 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

This organization provides confidential support for adults and youth in distress, including prevention and crisis resources. Available 24 hours at 988 or 1-800-273-8255.

The Trevor Project

This organization provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24.  Available at 1-866-488-7386 or visit

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
This organization is a community- based mentorship program. Community-specific program information can be found online at or by calling (813) 720-8778.