CHILL Summer Services
The CHILL Program will provide summer counseling services, consisting of six weekly individual counseling sessions, for students currently participating in the CHILL Program. Summer CHILL services will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.
You must be able to meet the following requirements in order for your student to participate in the CHILL summer services.
- Your child must be currently enrolled in the CHILL program.
- Parent must provide transportation for students under the age of 12.
- Parent must provide consent for children over the age of 12 to attend counseling without parent present.
- Parent must sign consent for summer services.
If you are interested in learning more about this summer program, please call the CHILL office at 407-644-0453 or talk with your CHILL Counselor.
Summer Services will be provided June 12-29 and July 10-27 at Aloma Elementary, Dommerich Elementary, and Winter Park High School. All students currently participating in CHILL are eligible for summer counseling services at these locations.
Click here for the CHILL Summer Services flyer in English.
Click here for the CHILL Summer Services flyer in Spanish.
Community Help & Intervention in Life’s Lessons
To students, life’s problems sometimes seem too big to handle. That is why the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) established the CHILL Program in partnership with Orange County Public Schools and its Winter Park Consortium of Schools.
CHILL—Community Help & Intervention in Life’s Lessons—is a free counseling program for students of all ages in the public schools serving Winter Park and neighboring communities who need help with issues such as divorce, grief and loss, low self-esteem, anger management and depression. CHILL Counselors focus on prevention and early intervention programs. There is no cost to students or families.
Find your CHILL Counselor.
The WPHF developed and founded the CHILL program and supports a CHILL Counselor at each school in the Winter Park Consortium of Schools. (This includes Winter Park High and all of its elementary and middle feeder schools.) Individual, group and family counseling services are available. The program is operated by Healthcare Providers of Florida & Associates.
CHILL is one of several programs the Foundation supports to care for the health of the whole child. In the belief that Healthy Kids Make Better Students and Better Students Make Healthy Communities, the WPHF also provides licensed nurses in each of the Winter Park Consortium schools. CHILL Counselors and nurses work closely together to improve the physical and mental health of students and in the process, eliminate roadblocks to learning.
Students can be referred to the CHILL program by teachers, school administrators, school social workers, SAFE Coordinators, parents, school psychologists, behavior specialists and nurses. Students also can refer themselves to the program. Individual and group counseling takes place during the school day, preferably during “elective” classes so students don’t miss any core classes, and students are assured of their right to confidentiality.
The CHILL Program is not mandated or forced upon any student. CHILL Counselors understand and believe true personal growth and change cannot take place unless the participant is ready and willing to make the commitment. In addition, parental consent is required to enroll a student in the program, and CHILL counseling records don’t become part of the student’s school records.