Contact NIOS | Not in Our Town

Contact NIOS

Have a question for us, or want to learn more about Not In Our School (NIOS)?  

If you want to schedule a workshop, access resources, ask about the NIOS Video Action Kit, or get some advice about starting NIOS in your school? Here's how to get in touch:

Email Not In Our School Director, Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas at bcohn-vargas@niot.org

Other ways to get in touch: 

The Working Group / Not In Our Town
P.O. Box 70232
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 268-9675 ext 305
Fax: (510) 268-3606


Join the NIOS Facebook Education Group:

For updates, information, and/or to hear what others are doing with NIOS, go to the Not In Our School Facebook Group and submit a request to join. We welcome the voices of youth and adults to engage in dialogue about education and ways to prevent and respond to bullying, hate and intolerance.

If you or someone you know is being bullied or harassed and needs immediate support:

NIOT works to promote dialogue and understanding and action to stand up to bullying and intolerance. However, we are not a counseling or direct support organization. We suggest if you or someone you know is being bullied or harassed in school, immediately seek support in addressing the situation. Start with your parents and the classroom teacher and if needed , go to the principal and up the chain of command all the way to the school board. Also, seek out local supportive organizations to assist you. 

For youth ages 12-24 who need support or are in crisis the North American Alliance of Child Helplines (NAACH) is a universal crisis portal to reach qualified, professional crisis counselors.

If you need urgent help or support, please visit online chat support at http://121help.me/ or call (855) 201-2121

For youth or adults in crisis, call:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Suicide Prevention Crisis
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

THE TREVOR LIFELINE for LGBT Youth
(866) 488-7386

 These hotlines are free, confidential and available 24/7.