• Jefferson Elementary School Counseling
     
    Name: Mrs. Amy Chiapa
    School Phone:814-874-6650
    Room #:107
     
     
    My name is Amy Chiapa and I am the School Counselor at Jefferson. I hold a Master's degree in School Counseling. Additionally, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Previous to being a counselor, I taught elementary school for 8 years in Erie's Public Schools.
     
    I provide a variety of services to children based on referrals from parents/guardians, teachers, and other school staff.  The services provided are aligned with the American School Counselor Association's model and include support in the following domains: academic planning, career development, and social/emotional wellbeing.  

    Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I welcome the opportunity to work with you and your students throughout the year!

    IN THE EVENT OF A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, PLEASE CONTACT CRISIS SERVICES 24/7/365 at

    (814) 456-2014 or 1-800-300-9558.

    You can also go to Millcreek Community Hospital Emergency Department located at 5515 Peach Street, Erie, PA  16509

     

    COVID-19 UPDATE

    During this trying time for our schools and nation, I will always be available via email at achiapa@eriesd.org. I highly recommend you follow our school district’s webpage and download the district’s app for up to date news and information.

    Here are some resources available to you during this difficult time:

    2-1-1 provided by United Way 

    Every day, highly trained 2‑1‑1 call specialists provide referrals to:
    * Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, shelters, rent and utility payment assistance
    * Physical and Mental Health Resources: crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling
    * Employment Support: financial assistance, job training, education programs
    * Support for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities: home-delivered meals, transportation, health care
    * Youth and Child Care Programs: after school programs, summer camps, mentoring, protection services
    * Regional Disaster Preparation

    Those who contact 2-1-1 gain free, confidential access to thousands of programs and services that can help improve the quality of their lives. Help is available by calling 2 1 1. TTY and language services are available in more than 170 languages and dialects. 2-1-1 can also be reached by texting your zip code to 898-211 or chatting with a 2-1-1 specialist through the website. Resources are also available through the website 24 hours a day, seven days a week www.pa211nw.org. For more information about us or our partners or PA 2‑1‑1 Northwest, please contact us directly at 2‑1‑1.

    Department of Human Services 

    The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a 24/7 Statewide Support and Referral Helpline to assist with challenging emotions/anxiety due to Covid-19 pandemic.  Skilled staff members can refer callers to community-based resources that can help them meet their needs.  If you or someone you know needs support, call toll free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-855-284-2494.  For TTY, dial 1-724-631-5600.

    Emotional Health Resources Available During Covid-19