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Welcome to the community! Click below to access our list of resources that may assist you with the transition to the Des Plaines area. This is not a comprehensive list. If you are in need of additional resources, you may contact one of the School Social Workers or Psychologists at Maine West High School.

Resource lists


Suicide and Depression Resources

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor

988 Crisis Hotline: Call or text 988 to access the 24-hour Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Food Insecurity

Longer Table


Additional resource for at-home internet

Support from ComEd

Virtual Counseling

Resources for Virtual Counseling with Mainestay


Click here for more info regarding our School Based Health Center

If interested in utilizing our services from the School Based Health Center, please note that you will need to fill out a consent form. Click below to access the form in English and/or Spanish.

                                  Consent Form for Health Services (English, part 1)        Consent Form for Health Services (English, part 2)

                                 Consent Form for Health Services (Spanish, part 1)        Consent Form for Health Services (Spanish, part 2)


** The school/district does not endorse any of the providers. This is a list of available resources in the community but the list is not exhaustive.

Night School & PSAT Classes



Comparing Online Course Sites

Parents and students, please know that the website linked below is a resource that was put together by an independent provider. The information about the different online providers is not endorsed by Maine Township District 207 or our school. It is for your information only. Any student who wants to take an online course for possible credit need to have it approved by the Assistant Principal for Student Services, Dr. Claudia Rueda-Alvarez.


GED stands for General Educational Development. Passing the GED Tests enables a student to earn a GED diploma.  The passing of this test is accepted by most employers and schools. For more information on how to obtain your GED, please call the GED office at Oakton Community College at 847-635-1426.

Click below here to be directed to Oakton Community College’s GED Program website:



Immigration Legal Resources (Recursos de imigracion a bajo o no costo) 

Many non-profit organizations and private attorneys offer help with immigration legal matters.
–    Illinois non-profit organizations that offer immigration help
–    Detailed directory of non-profit organizations that offer immigration help to Illinois residents
–    List of private attorneys who provide representation in immigration cases  (Lista de abogados de imigración respaldados por la organización de ICIRR)


On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the memo that had established the DACA program. Click on the information below to see what has happened, effective immediately:

            DACA1                                                               DACA3                                 

Septiembre 5, 2017, la administracion del president Trump rescindio el memo que establecia el programa de DACA. La siguiente informacion se realizara efectivo inmediatamente:

DACA2                                               DACA4

More Internet Resources (Más recursos de Internet)

Additional Resources for Undocumented Students and their families (Recursos adicionales para estudiantes indocumentados y sus familias):


The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (icirr) partnered with local organizations to give help to immigrant families who are not eligible for federal help (undocumented families). They can apply for a $1,000 grant to help. They need to complete an application with one of the partner agencies.  All the information is in the link provided. 

La Coalición de Illinois para los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Refugiados (icirr) se asoció con organizaciones locales para brindar ayuda a las familias inmigrantes que no son elegibles para recibir ayuda federal (familias retiradas). Pueden solicitar una subvención de $ 1,000 para ayudar. Deben completar una solicitud con una de las agencias asociadas. Toda la información está en el enlace proporcionado. 

Additional Resources for Educators regarding Undocumented students (Recursos adicionales para educadores sobre estudiantes indocumentados):