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Eagle Student Support Center

Eagle Student Support Center (ESSC)

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

The Eagle Student Support Center is staffed by a School Social Worker, Mental Health Interns, Community Based Organizations and works collaboratively with staff at the school site and District office.

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

  • Crisis intervention, educationally related mental health counseling services, support, and case management.
  • Building trusting relationships with students, families, and school personnel.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of students and families.
  • Home visits to understand and address barriers to learning.
  • Linking students and families with school and community resources.
  • Collaborating with all school personnel to assess the student’s social and/or emotional obstacles to academic success.
  • Assisting teachers and administrators in developing plans to help students with academic and behavior problems.
  • Developing, facilitating and coordinating wellness prevention and intervention programs and activities.
  • Referring students and families to other on site or community based organizations to best meet goals.

*Some services may require parental consent

Issues that May Prompt a Student Support Center Referral:

  • Mental health concerns
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Abuse or neglect
  • 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

When should I refer a student to the Student Support Center?

A student should be referred to the Student Support Center when the student shows signs of social and/or emotional difficulties and/or drastic changes in behavior, which are interfering with the student’s success at school.

How do I make a referral?

  • Fill out an online referral form:
  • The form will be sent directly to the School Social Worker. 

Agencies On Site

  • Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) - As Needed
    • Individual/Family Crisis Treatment
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) - H1C
    • Individual and Family Treatment
  • New Hope for Youth - H1C
    • Individual and Family Case Management
  • Uplift - H1C
    • Group and Individual Recovery Treatment

Support Groups

  • Girl Scouts - S3 (Group on Tuesdays)

Individual and Group Mentoring

  • Ujima - H1C (Group every other Friday in S3)

Individual Case Management and Cultural Groups 

  • YWCA- Group Wednesday (S3)




Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families

Health Insurance

Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney Vento) for East Side Union High School District

  • Student Services
    • 408-347-5202

Legal Advocacy and Support for Youth in Santa Clara County


Mental Health Agencies

Substance Use/Abuse

Transition/Special Education/Disability


Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, or Crime

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

  • Emergency Hotline 408-279-2962
  • Non-Emergency 408-501-75540 


Mental Health Services are facilitated either by the School Social Worker or Community Based Agencies.
Multiple modalities of counseling are available, including but not limited to, Individual Therapy and Group Therapy.

ESSC School Support Team

Contact Ashley Debaun  Ashley Debaun (408) 307-9489 ED Program Social Worker
Contact Valarie Ikemoto  Valarie Ikemoto (408) 347-6836 Social Worker