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Homework Helpline

The Long Beach Unified School District provides free homework help to students who are striving for excellence and achievement.

Homework Helpline consists of credentialed LBUSD teachers who guide students through homework assignments by telephone. The teachers are equipped with school textbooks and are trained to help the students help themselves.

The teachers will ask for pertinent information such as full name and school of attendance. They enter this information into a student database to show a need for service.

Students can call the Homework Helpline at (562) 437-2859 Monday through Thursday between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Homework Helpline teachers can also be reached by email at

(562) 437-2859


Tincher offers child care through both our Child Development Center (CDC) and our after school WRAP/AYA program.  CDC, under the direction of Diane Karidakis, offers before and after school care for students in Pre-K through 8th grade on a fee basis.  For more information contact CDC at (562) 430-6810.

The WRAP/AYA program offers free after school care for students in grades 1-8.  Students are accepted on an application basis and spaces are limited.  For more information or to apply, please contact AYA at (562)  355-1140.


The Office of School Support Services continues to serve students and families during school closures. This webpage was created by staff who are committed to helping the LBUSD community: students and families with social, emotional and behavioral health-related needs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please feel free to use the resources below to assist you during this difficult, unprecedented time. 

Mental Health, Grief Counseling, and COVID-19 - Info and Resources

  • Crisis Text Line 
    Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline
    Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
  • Jewish Family & Children's Service
    (562) 427-7916 - Individual, family, couples and group counseling is available depending on your particular situation and needs.  Our intake specialists will speak with you and pair you with a counselor who can respond with compassion to your specific needs. The fees for JFCS’ services are based on a sliding scale. We accept many PPO plans and Health Net.
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
    Access Center 24/7 Helpline; (800) 854-7771; (562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 
    (800) 950-6264; Monday-Friday, 10 am to 6 pm ET; Text NAMI TO 741741
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    (800-799-7233) - For survivors of domestic abuse, staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may further compromise survivors’ safety. The link above provides specific tips for survivors in regards to creating safety plans and reaching out for help.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    (800-273-8255) or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center 

    LBUSD Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center offers assistance (school supplies, clothing, food and any other resource the family needs for their children) to homeless students in the Long Beach Unified School District. 

  • Pathways Volunteer Hospice 
    (562) 531-3031 - Offers a unique grief support program designed specifically for children, teens, their families, and education professionals. If you are in need of grief counseling, please call staff to schedule an intake by phone.

  • Teen Line
    (310) 855-4673 or Text TEEN to 839863. Teen Line was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born.
  • Trevor Project 
    (866) 488 -7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA)
    Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990
  • The LGBTQ Center - Long Beach:
    (562) 434-4455. The Center is committed to providing services to the LGBTQ community and approach treatment with an emphasis on trauma, anxiety, and/or depression informed by experiences of external and internalized homo-bi-trans-phobia.  

Mental Health Information For Disease Outbreaks