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Nelia Collins

It is good to be back at East Orient Elementary School and work with kids who live in my community! I hope you had a fantastic summer and were able to spend some time with your family!


I am excited to start groups and provide classroom guidance at all grade levels. I feel that friendship and anxiety groups are currently needed in our school. If you have a student you think might be a good candidate for the group, please let me or their teacher know.


As required for all public schools, I am to teach four lessons on child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention or also known as Erin’s Law. Please click on the link for more information. For the last few years, the district has used and will continue to use the “Second Step Child Protection Unit.” I will be sending a letter for this lesson before starting it. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.


For the last two years, the district has provided us with the Sources of Strength curriculum to provide to students in response to Adi’s Act. In short, Adi’s Act is requiring all school districts to provide at least 2 lessons on suicide prevention.


Please read the link above for more information. There will be no parent letter notification for this curriculum. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about it.


If you are in need of any other resources, please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Remember to contact 2-1-1 if you need food, utility or housing assistance or check out their website to find out the latest information. Additional resources can

be found here: GBSD Food Resources. If you receive SNAP benefits, please contact your local self-sufficiency office to inquire about assistance.




Nelia Collins

School Counselor

Parent Resources

Community Supports

During after school hours, you or families can always call the Multnomah crisis line at 503-988-4888.  

This line is open to anyone 24 hours 7 days a week and is staffed by mental health professionals.  If you have a mental health question, concern or possible crisis call the crisis line and get help.  If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911. 

If you are concerned about yourself or others who appear at risk for suicide, please call the crisis line (listed above) or one of these numbers.  You can always remain anonymous.

The Trevor Project

(A crisis line for LGBTQ youth) 1-866-488-7386

Suicide Hotline………………....1-800-273-8255

Lines for Life

1-800-273-8255 Youthline-(A peer crisis line for youth)

Text     “teen2teen” to 839863

Phone  1-877-968-8491

Homeless/crashing on a couch and need help?

Youth Hotline through New Avenues for Youth (24 hrs a day)………...1-800-995-7936

Harry’s Mother Shelter……..503-233-8111

Harry’s Mother (Eastside)...503-912-3423

Need help with getting on the Oregon Health Plan?

Click on the link and learn how to apply!  If you would like to read in another language, there is a tab at the bottom right of this page where you can select language(look for Google tab).

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