Helix Wellness Center

Helix Wellness Center
Danielle Yee and Lorena Fernandez
(619) 644-1940 x227 and x395

The Helix Support Center is staffed by 2 School Social Workers Danielle Yee, PPSC/LCSW and Lorena Fernandez, PPSC/LCSW and Social Work Interns from SDSU and USC. We are located in the Old Administration Building where the Grade Level Principals and Counselors used to be. 

What is the Helix Wellness Center? 
A safe and caring place for you or your friends or family members, because we all hit rough spots in the road and we don't have to walk alone. 

But what can we do? 

A School Social Worker is a trained mental health professional who provides services related to a student’s social & emotional adjustment to school, family, community, & society.  Our goal is to promote and support students’ academic and social success. We collaborate with students, parents, teachers and school personnel to assess each student’s level of need and refer them to appropriate services.

But what exactly does that mean?
We don't do therapy.  But we talk with you, and often with other people that matter to you.  We try to figure out what's going on and what can best help the situation, whether it's helping you or family members problem-solve around a crisis or communication, or figuring out what's out there in the community that can truly help you or your family.  

What can that look like? 
Well, that changes, but in general, we refer students and families to:
  • Individual and/or Family Counseling (on-campus, community-based & private insurance-funded)
  • Group Counseling: on-campus ("Why Try", Grief, Healthy relationships) or                                             community-based (such as Grief, Alateen, KidsTurn, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
  • Case Management Services
  • Anger Management Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • Parenting Consultation & Classes
  • Other community, health, or social services as needed
You can stop by in the Old Administration Building (where Grade Level Principals and Counselors used to be) or contact us by phone or email: yee@helixcharter.net or fernandez@helixcharter.net


Basics: Find help here with food, housing, utilities, clothing 

Counseling (Community-Based)Agencies and programs available in the community for mental health, behavioral health, and grief

Resources for Military Families: Resources in San Diego available to children and families of active-duty military.


 Student Support Referral
Student Support Referral. Turn in to your Grade Level Team Counselor
 Substance Abuse Suspension Reading Packet
To be used in conjunction with workbook distributed by grade level principals.
1) READ ME FIRST Independent Study Packet Intro
Instructions for completing Independent Study Packet.
2) Section 1 -- Your Brain and Drugs5/25/2012
3) Section 2 -- Addiction5/25/2012
4) Section 3 -- The Gateway Drugs5/25/2012
5) Section 4 -- Household Drugs5/25/2012
6) Section 5 -- Street and Designer Drugs5/25/2012
7) Section 6 -- Awareness Refusal and Recovery5/25/2012
Substance Abuse Suspension Independent Study Packet for web
Complete Independent Study Packet (for online reading and if you have a faster internet connection that can handle large files)
 Families Forces Brochure
Brochure for Family Forces services.
 Child Abuse Report Form
Suspected Child Abuse Report form
1) Fill out using information from TeacherVue
2) Call Hotline: 1-858-560-2191 opt 4
MUST call immediately!
3) Follow-up with fax to: 858-467-0412
Must fax within 36 hours.
Always use a cover sheet to protect
confidential information. 

Anger Management Suspension Reading