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Cardinal Success Center

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Dear Mt. Pleasant Students and Parents,
Since school is closed for the next several weeks, we want to make sure that every member of our community has the mental health support they need to take care of themselves and their families. Below is a list of mental health resources available to our students and their families during this school closure.
Chaos to Calm
Care Solace makes it easier for students, staff & their families to connect with mental health care resources and providers in the communities.
Say Something Anonymous Reporting System
Students and their parents can use the website, or the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System app to request help for at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others.
If you do not have access to use the website or the app, you can call 1-844-5-SAYNOW.
Uplift Mobile Crisis Team
Uplift provides 24-hour intervention to children and teens in the community who are in acute psychological crisis. Their staff can conduct a 5150 (psychiatric) evaluation along with safety planning and referrals to community-based mental health services.
Uplift's number is 408-379-9085.
The Bill Wilson Center’s Youth Crisis Line
This Youth Crisis Line is available to individuals of all ages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides confidential help to individuals of all ages, including supportive listening, counseling, crisis intervention and referrals. . Their number is 408-850-6125.
For Parents:  Bill Wilson Center’s SOS Crisis Hotline is a specialized line where they answer calls 24/7 from parents for children and youth who are experiencing an immediate behavioral or mental health escalation or crisis.  SOS CRISIS HOTLINE  408 278-2585.
This is a free, easy-to-remember phone number that connects callers with health and human services in their community. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and in over 150 languages. All calls are confidential.
More resources are listed on the Cardinal Success Center page.
Thank you,
Keely Murphy, MSW, PPSC
School Social Worker, ASW #94129
Phone: 408-937-3098

Stress? Family? Academics? Social? Emotional? Do you need someone to help you, or even just someone to listen? The Cardinal Success Center is here for you.Top of Page


The Cardinal Success Center (CSC) is a Student Support Service Program.  The CSC is staffed by a School Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Interns, Community Based Organizations and work collaboratively with staff at the school site and District office. 



 “Increase academic success by providing students and families with educational, personal and social support in a safe learning environment.”



The CSC Provides a number of free and confidential* services to the school community including:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Mental health counseling services, support, and case management.
  • Building trusting relationships with students, families, and school personnel.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of student and family.
  • Home visits to understand and address barriers to learning.
  • Family support, linking students and families with school and community resources.
  • Collaborating with all school personnel to assess students’ social/emotional obstacles to academic success.
  • Assisting teachers and administrators in developing plans to help students with academic and behavior problems.
  • Develop/facilitate/coordinate wellness prevention and intervention programs and activities.
  • *Some services may require parental consent


Issues that May Prompt a Student Support Center Referral:

  • Mental health 
  • Grief & loss 
  • Suicidal ideation, depression
  • Relationship/dating issues
  • Identity issues
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Health concerns
  • Lack of basic needs/homelessness
  • Pregnancy, teen parent needs
  • Change in academic performance
  • Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
  • Gang affiliations
  • Coping or social skills deficits
  • Facilitation of school-home-community communication
  • Student advocacy
  • Referral, monitoring, collaboration to and with community agencies
  • Staff support and/or development
  • Substance Abuse

Note: The Cardinal Success Center will keep all information confidential, unless students are in danger, or are putting others in danger.



Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families

Bill Wilson Center (Youth & Young Adults) 408-243-0222

EHC Lifebulilders 408-539-2100

Inn Vision 408-292-4286

Catholic Charities 408-325-5277

Second Harvest Food Bank 1-800-984-3663

Loaves and Fishes 408-998-1500

To Register as Homeless with East Side Union High School District, Contact Rose Ortiz 408-347-5202


Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence or Crime

YWCA of Silicon Valley

Victim Witness Assistance Center 408-295-2656

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence