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Student Assistance Program

Getting through school (and life) can be stressful. SAP Finding someone to talk to can be easy.

The Holden R-III School District offers a Student Assistance Program through New Directions Behavioral Health. The program can provide free services to students and families including short-term counseling sessions, 24-hour toll-free phone assistance, and a health resource library.

This service is available to our students and families via referral by school counselors or by you calling the New Directions Help Line at 1-855-340-6487.  All students and/or guardians can access the Help Line at any time, as it is open 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Students 18 and older can schedule counseling appointments on their own.

Whether you sense a challenge is around the corner for your child or he’s already knee-deep in it, the Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free source of assistance with qualified, behavioral health professionals and offers support for a wide variety of every day or unexpected concerns such as:

  • Stress or social anxiety
  • Relationships and family challenges
  • Bullying or cyberbullying
  • Life-changing events
  • Unhappiness or lack of energy
  • Dependence or addiction
  • Academic challenges

For more information:

  1. Visit
  2. Select ‘For Individual and Families.’  
  3. Then select ‘Student Assistance Program.’  
  4. The school code for our district is: HoldenSAP

Additional information: Student Assistance Program

If you have any further questions we encourage you to reach out to your school's counseling office.

We are truly excited to offer this resource to our families.