Project AWARE

Address: 2054 E Ginter Rd.,
Tucson, AZ, 85706
Project AWARE
Elizabeth Allen
Project Manager

Project AWARE… Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education

Project AWARE offers mental health support and education to Sunnyside students, families, and staff.

AWARE is a team of Mental Health Professionals who offer individual, group and/or family counseling or connections to those services in the community to help address:

  • Uncomfortable and big emotions such as anxiety, grief, depression, and anger
  • Improving self-esteem and self-worth
  • Suicide prevention
  • Identity development
  • Communication and relationships with peers, family members, teachers, etc.
  • Changes in the home including parent separation, divorce, incarceration, deportation
  • Increasing motivation to engage in activities once enjoyed
  • Improving school performance or attendance
  • Stress and fatigue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Developing achievable future goals

The AWARE Mental Health Professionals are here to support the Sunnyside community in a free, protected, and confidential space.

AWARE also provides professional development trainings across the district to increase mental health awareness and literacy to those who interact with school-aged youth such as suicide prevention and intervention, trauma-informed approaches, social and emotional learning, and de-escalation techniques.

Do you think your child/student is in need of additional help or support?

Contact the school counselor or administrator to discuss interest in a referral to the AWARE team or feel free to contact Project AWARE:

If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself

CALL 911 or GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM OR CRISIS RESPONSE CENTER.

You may also call one of the 24/7 hotlines listed below:

Find Project AWARE on Facebook

Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service.