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Safe 2 Help Illinois

This semester our school district will begin participating in a new statewide school safety
program called Safe2Help Illinois. This program will offer students a safe and confidential way
to share information that may help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence, and other threats
to student safety. The program also includes an educational curriculum aimed at fostering a
culture of kindness and resources for educators and parents to reinforce the program concepts
with their students.
Safe2Help Illinois features a 24/7 helpline (1-844-4-SAFEIL), free mobile app, and dedicated
website ( In the absence of a trusted adult, students can use Safe2Help
Illinois to share concerns about themselves or others in a confidential environment. Once vetted,
the information will be immediately shared with local school officials, mental health
professionals, and/or local law enforcement, depending on the nature of the tip. It is important to
note that this program is not intended to punish, suspend or expel students. Rather, the intent is to
encourage students to “seek help before harm,” with the goal of intervening and helping students
before they harm themselves or others.

Safe 2 Help IL