Mrs. Nancy Geyer, Coordinator


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP), which is administered by the PA Department of Education’s Safe Schools Office in partnership with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ Division of Prevention and Intervention, and the PA Department of Human Services’ Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) is to help students overcome these barriers in order that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. While Student Assistance Programs exist in other areas of the country, the structure and operation of the program in Pennsylvania is a unique expression of an integrated model serving the needs of Pennsylvania families and their students.


The SAP Process


SAP Online Referral Form


ADAA: Anxiety Disorders of America
Promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.

Mental Health Resources from

NACOA: National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Mission: To advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.


NIAAA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.


NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.


NOVA: National Organization of Victim Assistance
NOVA’s mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere.


Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Information

Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

"We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals."


Valley Youth House
Valley Youth House provides a first line of defense for the Lehigh Valley’s troubled young people and their families.