Parent and Student Resources

Parent and Student Resources - 2023-24 School Year

Local Mental Health Resources


  • Illinois SASS- CARES Line: Screening, Assessment, and Support Services
  • If your child is in need of mental health services or experiencing a mental health crisis call the CARES line at 1.800.345.9049
  • To learn more about mental health services for adults and children call 833.610.5774


  • To learn more about mental health services and all that CPS Student Health and Wellness can offer, please visit, or call the Healthy CPS hotline at 773.553.KIDS (5437)
  • Para obtener más información sobre los servicios de salud mental y todo lo que Oficina de Salud y Bienestar Estudiantil puede ofrecer, visite, o llame a la línea directa de Healthy CPS al 773.553.KIDS (5437)

Metropolitan Family Services

  • Location: 3062 E 91st St., Chicago, IL 60617
  • Phone: 773.371.2900

Ada S. McKinley Community Services

  • Location: 1359 W Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
  • Phone: 312.554.0292

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois


Family Focus

  • Location: 7037 South Stoney Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60649
  • Phone: 773.363.3200
  • Free of cost, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm
  • Walk-ins Welcome

Transportation Resources

Below is a list of community transportation resources. These are daycares and private busing companies that may provide transportation services to and from our school. Great Lakes Academy does not endorse the businesses listed below. This is a list to help you get started.

Chicago Youth Center (CYC)

The Children’s Garden Academy

A Family Affair Bus Service

Roosevelt/Solar Kids

Tiny Tots Academy

Contacting GLA

Are you a parent or family member who needs to speak with someone at the school about your child? Contact the GLA Front Office at 773.530.3040 or by emailing to be connected with the appropriate person or department. You can also reach out to any individual listed below. Please allow 2 business days (48 hours) for follow-up from the school team member you are wishing to connect with.

Assistant Principal

School Social Workers

Dean of Culture and Climate

Dean of Support Services (Special Education, 504s, ELL)