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Wellness Center

The Wellness Center believes that academic success for all students starts with being healthy in body, mind and spirit. To this end, Wellness coordinates non-judgmental, student-focused health, mental health, and substance abuse services and programs for students at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.


A variety of confidential services are available to students, including mental health and substance abuse counseling, nursing services, case management, support/empowerment groups, conflict mediation, referrals to community agencies and more. Wellness places priority on the whole person: academic and physical and emotional well being are all priorities.


In addition to the staff, Wellness works with counselors, case managers, group facilitators, and interns from community based organizations (CBOs) and universities to provide weekly support services for students.

Directory - Outside Resources

La Casa de Las Madres Dating & Domestic Violence
CALL 1 (877) 923-0700
TEXT (415) 200-3575

The Trevor Project LGBTQQIA
CALL: 1 (866) 488-7386
TEXT: 1 (202) 304-1200 (Limited Hours: 12-7pm)

Trans Lifeline  Transgender People
1 (877) 330-6366 (Limited Hours: 7am-1am)

Huckleberry House Safe Place to Stay
CALL: 1 (415) 621-2929
GO TO: 1292 Page St, SF

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  Counseling
CALL: 1 (800) 273-8255

Crisis Text Line   
Text  “MYLIFE” to 741741

If You or Someone You Know Is in Crisis and Needs Immediate Help.  Dial 911 for emergency services.

MEdications at School

Education Code Section 49423 provides statutory authority for providing assistance in administering medication in California schools.

Education Code Section 49423 states: Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 49422, any student who is required to take, during the regular school day, medication prescribed for him by a physician, may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel if the school district receives the following two documents:

(1) a written statement from such physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken and

(2) a written statement from the parent or guardian of the student indicating the desire that the school district assist the student in the matters set forth in the physician's statement.

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Wellness Center Wish List!

The Asawa SOTA Wellness Center would like to encourage Parents & Guardians to donate nutritional snacks to the Wellness Center for students who may need them during the day. We offer these snacks to students who are not feeling well. These students may experience low energy, have headaches or may not have had a chance to grab breakfast before starting their school day. If you would like to donate to help our students, the SOTA Wellness Center is accepting donations of the following:

  • Instant Oat Meal - Individual Packets - Maple Brown Sugar
  • Breakfast Bars - Nature Valley Oat's N Honey
  • Herbal Teas - Chamomile, Mint and Lemon & Ginger
  • Saltine Crackers

If you have items you’d like to donate, please drop them off in the SOTA Wellness Center room 226 or leave them in the main office, clearly marked “Donation for Wellness Center.”


The Wellness Center is also currently seeking 2-5 laptops that could be checked out to students overnight.  Any make or model that has WiFi and word processing capabilities.  If you have questions in regards to a donation, please email Mr.Payne directly.  Thank you!



The Team

Jason Gee, Wellness Coordinator  

Maria Tobo, Wellness Counselor    

Emma Covington, Wellness Nurse

D'Arius Hambrick, Community Health Outreach Worker


Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm

During lunch & after school

415.695.5700 ext 1226

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Title IX Rights

For questions regarding student rights under Title IX, please contact SFUSD's District Title IX Coordinator:


Keasara (Kiki) Williams
Director, Office of Equity
San Francisco Unified School District
(415) 355-7334