Welcome to the Susan Hirsch Wellness Center
PLEASE VISIT US IN OUR NEW LOCATION, ROOM 711 (FOOTHILL CENTER)
The Susan Hirsch Wellness Center provides counseling supports and wellness resources to address a broad spectrum of social/emotional challenges. It is a safe space and a partnership between the school and community working together to increase healthy strategies to improve life-long success for all.
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We are so excited to welcome you back to a new school to help support you and your overall wellness! This website was created so that you can find tools and strategies for managing your emotions and feelings. The Wellness Center has a new location, Room 711 (The Foothill Center) still providing a safe space for you to express your feelings and/or concerns and to help you find mental health information/resources. It is available for drop in before school, during lunch, or after school. If you want to make an appointment to meet during class, please fill out the Student Self-Referral form below. Students with scheduled appointments will receive a MINGA pass for the Wellness Center. Some students are seen individually and others in groups. Most students will meet with Mrs. Ives but at times others will meet with a Wellness Center Intern.
MISSION: The Susan Hirsch Wellness Center promotes overall wellness offering a supportive space for students to collect their thoughts, regulate their emotions and gain healthy coping strategies to help build resilience.
THE WELLNESS CENTER HAS A NEW LOCATION IN ROOM 711, THE FOOTHILL CENTER, PROVIDING:
Walk-in Support (with teacher permission)
Personal Growth Workshops
Assistance with Individual & Group Counseling Referrals
Monthly Themed Activities (lunchtime)
Brief Wellness Breaks
Prevention & Self-Help Resources (books, brochures, art materials, games, journals, fidget & stress relief gadgets/tips, etc.)
"Calming Corner" (area with mindfulness resources)
Fun Friday Activities with the Boys and Girls Club (monthly during lunch)
Giving Closet & Prom Closet (provides a wide range of items including clothing, school supplies, formal dresses, etc.)
Bring Change 2 Mind/Healing Connections Club
Hot Tea Station
COMMUNITY, STATE AND NATIONAL PARTNERS:
The Wellness Center and its programs are generously supported by the Monrovia High School PTSA, Monrovia Schools Foundation, Monrovia Unified Board of Education, Monrovia City Council, Each Mind Matters, Directing Change, Healing Connections Coalition, and the Foothill Unity Center.
If you are interested in donating items to the Wellness Center and its programs, please see our wishlist on the PTSA Facebook page