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Welcome to Mrs. Lea Maguire's Informational Counseling Site
lmaguire@sau15.net
603-518-5047 extension 5006 

 The counseling department at Cawley Middle School takes a comprehensive approach to counseling by supporting and enhancing our building and district goals.  The counseling offices are a welcoming environment, and should be used as a complete resource for students and their families.  


At Cawley, I am the School Counselor and 504 Coordinator for students with the last names beginning with M-Z.  One day a week I travel to Hooksett Memorial School to work with the 5th graders, in an effort to develop relationships with students and help ease their transition into Middle School.  It is my goal to make sure that all students feel safe, welcome, and valued for their individuality.  I look to provide students with support, while encouraging individual responsibility and personal growth.  I believe it is my role to help students strive towards their most hopeful futures, academically as well as socially and emotionally.  Ultimately, students' growth and success is a collaborative effort between parents, teachers and the community.  I look forward to working with you and your child.  




Town Resources:

Hooksett Family Service Program:  The Family Services Department provides for basic needs such as shelter, food, utilities, and medication. Applications for General Assistance are taken by appointment only. Please call 485-8769 to schedule an appointment. Director of Family Services- Abby Reeves

Hooksett Community Food Pantry...............(603) 485-7222
Kiwanis Kids’ Kloset.....................................(603) 485-8769
Hooksett Police Department…………..........(603) 624-1560


Merrimack County Resources:

Crisis Center of Central NH- 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-841-6229
As a nonprofit, we provide services to victim/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, stalking and child abuse. Services are available to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, income or physical abilities.
Advocates can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free and confidential services.

Merrimack County Juvenile Diversion (MCJD): Early invention program that offers services for, typically, first time juvenile offenders. MCJD also provides juvenile service programs in areas such as Drug/Alcohol Education, Positive Decision Making, Anger Management, Cyber Safety, Community Engagement.


State and National Resources:

Bureau of Student Wellness: NH Department of Education-Creating optimal outcomes for all children. The website is the hub for resources, ideas, and best practices on Student Wellness.  

NAMI New Hampshire is a grassroots organization working to improve the quality of life for all by providing support, education and advocacy for people affected by mental illness. Comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers, NAMI NH provides information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.

Recognize the Warning Signs for Suicide to Save Lives

Crisis Text Line – Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

The Trevor Project – A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call 1-866-488-7386 to connect with a trained counselor.

Change DirectionRepresentatives from Behavioral health, businesses, education, law enforcement, medical care, and policy makers in New Hampshire have joined together to launch the Campaign to Change Direction New Hampshire, the first state-wide effort of The Campaign to Change Direction, a national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America.  

New Hampshire 2-1-1
To search over 1,800 health and human service providers in New Hampshire at 4,500 service locations call 2-1-1 or visit


Manchester Mental Health…………….........(603) 668-4111


NH Children’s Behavioral Health…..............www.nh4youth.org


Division of Child and Family Services..........(603) 271-6562; Know and Tell: An Initiative of the Granite State Children's Alliance


National Suicide Prevention………...……....1-800-273-TALK(8255)