RESOURCES FOR OHS STUDENTS, STAFF, & FAMILIES
This page has resources for OHS students, faculty, staff, and their families – including mental health resources and events/services just for you, to help support you through this difficult time.
To the families who were in any way affected by the tragedy on 11/30:
We're so deeply sorry for what you're going through. You have a community of people who love and support you, and are willing to do anything to ease your grief or pain or anger, by even the smallest measure. If you need anything, please reach out, and we'll get it taken care of with the utmost speed and discretion. We hope you may find useful resources or comfort here. In the meantime, we hold space for you on this difficult journey – wherever it takes you, we'll be right behind you.
💙The Oxford Strong Community Family
Financial Resources Available
The Michigan's Crime Victim Services Commission (CVSC) Compensation Program may help pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, counseling, and more for our high school students and their immediate families who were affected by the tragedy on November 30th. This program is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
You can apply directly for the program through the MDHSS website or through Common Ground, who has graciously offered to help simplify the process for our families and act as a victims advocate. To apply through Common Ground just call the Resource and Crisis Helpline at 800-231-1127 and ask for help with CVSC compensation program. They will pair you with an advocate who will walk you through the process.
North Oakland Community Coalition
Please take the Oxford Area Mental Health Needs Assessment survey! Your input can help guide the development and access of community mental health resources.
Note: Participants from communities neighboring Oxford are also welcomed and encouraged.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
IF YOU'RE IN CRISIS OR NEED IMMEDIATE HELP:
Text SHARE to 741741
Chat online 24/7 at commongroundhelps.org
TO BE CONNECTED TO MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Explore resources to help you and your family following the tragedy at Oxford High School. One-on-one sessions with licensed mental health professionals available at no cost to anyone. Visit OakGov.com/OaklandCares for more information.
COUNSELORS, GRIEF & TRAUMA SUPPORT AVAILABLE
Trauma counselor, Mark Strubler, will be offering free sessions for those needing support.
Contact Mark via email or at 248-770-8972.
Willows Edge is offering art therapy and support groups. There are separate offerings for middle school students, high school students, faculty/staff, and parents.
Comeback Coaching is offering free grief/trauma coaching via Zoom by a 1999 OHS graduate and certified life coach.
Starz Equestrian Center is offering free therapeutic horseback riding lesson to Oxford students affected. They have also participated in mobile animal therapy throughout the community.
The Art Experience/Art Heals Open House offers art therapy at their art studio in Pontiac.
YogaSix Rochester Hills is offering free Yoga Classes in December and January for students, parents, teachers & staff of Oxford High School.
SPECIAL SERVICES OFFERINGS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES
SERVICES FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES
Common Denominator Coffee & Community is offering a space to gather for as long as you need.
PHIX Salon invites OHS faculty and students to treat yourselves with a complementary self-care package. This is a safe space to lift the spirits of anyone in need. Call/text 586-944-8663 to schedule your appointment. Please present school ID at time of service. Offer expires 6/1/22
Bethany from Tangles Salon in Lake Orion will be offering free hair washing and blowouts to OHS students and staff. She will do appointments during business hours OR when they’re normally closed, so you have a safe, quiet environment.
True Best is offering FREE float services for OHS students and staff.
Any OHS families interested in USDA-certified CBD (completely legal) products, please reach out to Julie Jabs or firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell 586-484-0717.
Pushna Wellness is offering free trauma release yoga and breathwork. See their event page for more information!
J Rose Salon is offering a free haircut to any OHS student with student ID.
YogaSix in Rochester is offering free yoga classes in December and January to OHS students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Healings By Ashley is offering free reiki sessions for OHS students and teachers with ID.
Mary Mazur is a holistic nurse and certified PSYCH-K instructor. PSYCH-K is an approach that helps you work with your subconscious beliefs to help you move past them. She is offering a free Zoom session to anyone coping with the trauma of this incident. Email Mary with the subject line "Oxford Support."
Massage Envy in Rochester Hills is offering discounts on massages and facials for all OHS students and staff.