Many children in Alabama rely heavily on free and reduced breakfasts and lunches five days a week. However, the weekend creates a nutritional gap, leaving many children hungry when they return to school on Monday. The BackPack/Secret Meals Program, though the West Alabama Food Bank, helps bridge the gap. Teachers discretely place the bags of food into the children’s backpacks, so they have nutritious meals throughout the weekend.
If you would like for your child to receive a weekly backpack meal, which consists of nutritious food for students to eat over the weekend, please contact one of the counselors.
Family Counseling Services
Family Counseling Services strives to improve the quality of life for people of west Alabama by providing counseling services that promote mental, emotional, and social well-being.
Due to COVID19, teletherapy is now permanently available! Click the logo for more information!
Tuscaloosa County Resources for Students & Families
Below you will find a list of community resources and organizations that provide assistance to students' families in needs. Contact information for all resources are listed below.
INDIAN RIVERS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Indian Rivers is a local comprehensive mental health center that offers a continuum of care for individuals age 5-17 and with either a diagnosis of a mental Illness, a mental health or emotional crisis, serious behavioral disorders, or who are at significant risk of developing serious behavioral / emotional problems.
Parent may use the contact information listed below to make an appointment for evaluations and possible services. Additional services may be noted on the organization's website.
Indian Rivers Behavioral Health ▪ 2209 9th ST ▪ Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 ▪ 205-391-3131
Indian Rivers Behavioral Health is a non-profit organization.