Lori Hollingsworth, M.Ed., LPC
AWARE East Program Manager

Angela Johnson, MHR, LPC
AWARE South Program Manager

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The purpose of the AWARE grant is to build or expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies in partnership with State Mental Health Agencies and Local Education Agencies to 1) increase awareness of mental health issues among students 2) provide training to school personnel and other adults who interact with students to detect and respond to mental health issues; and 3) connect students, who may have behavioral health issues, serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness, and their families to needed services.

Project AWARE is a SAMHSA grant totaling $8,616,110. It is a five year grant that will increase mental health services and supports to students in Elk City, Weatherford and Woodward public schools. Project AWARE has added an additional licensed mental health professional in each district as well as a community manager. These individuals with the project AWARE team are working to ensure students mental health needs are met within district buildings as well as increase partnerships and mental health awareness in the community.

Check out what Superintendent Joy Hofmeister has to say about Project AWARE!

Mental Health Grants Press Release

In September 2020, a second SAMHSA grant was awarded totaling $8,981,170. This is also a five year grant that will increase mental health services and supports to students in Ada City, Atoka, and Checotah public schools. 

New Grants Press Release

In September 2021, a third SAMHSA  grant was awarded totaling 9 million. this five-year grant will increase mental health services and supports to students in Davis, Lawton, and Sulphur public schools

AWARE South Press Release


Aware Grant School Districts

Elk City Public Schools Woodward Public Schools Weatherford Public Schools



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Weatherford Public Schools     

  • Elk City Elementary School (EC-3rd)
  • Elk City Intermediate School (4th-6th)
  • Elk City Middle School (7th-8th)
  • Elk City High School (9th-12th) 
  • Woodward Early Childhood Center (PreK-K)
  • Cedar Heights Elementary School (1st-4th)
  • Highland Park Elementary School (1st-4th)
  • Horace Mann Elementary School (1st-4th)
  • Woodward Middle School North (5th-6th)
  • Woodward Middle School South (7th-8th)
  • Woodward High School (9th-12th)
  • Burcham Elementary School (PreK-1st)
  • East Elementary School (2nd-3rd)
  • West Elementary School (4th-5th)
  • Weatherford Middle School (6th-8th)
  • Weatherford High School (9th-12th)
Ada City Public Schools Atoka Public Schools Checotah Public Schools
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  • Ada Early Childhood Center (PreK-K)
  • Hayes Elementary School (1st-2nd)
  • Washington Elementary School (3rd-4th)
  • Willard Elementary School (5th-6th)
  • Ada Junior High School (7th-9th)
  • Ada High School (10th-12th) 
  • Atoka Elementary School (EC-8th)
  • Atoka High School (9th-12th)
  • Marshall Elementary School (EC-2nd)
  • Checotah Intermediate Elementary School (3rd-4th)
  • Checotah Middle School (5th-8th)
  • Checotah High School (9th-12th)
Davis Public Schools Lawton Public Schools Sulphur Public Schools



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           Sulphur Public Schools Logo
  • Davis Elementary School (PreK-5th)
  • Davis Middle School (6th-8th)
  • Davis High School (9th-12th)
  • Almor West Elementary School 
  • Carriage Hills Elementary School
  • Cleveland Elementary School
  • Crosby Park Elementary School
  • Edison Elementary School
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Freedom Elementary School
  • Hugh Bish Elementary School
  • John Adams Elementary School (Virtual)
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Learning Tree Academy
  • Pioneer Elementary School
  • Pat Henry Elementary School
  • RidgeCrest Elementary School
  • Sullivan Village Elementary
  • Washington Elementary School (Virtual)
  • Whittier Elementary School
  • Woodland Hills Elementary School
  • Central Middle School
  • Eisenhower Middle School
  • MacArthur Middle School
  • Eisenhower High School
  • Lawton High School 
  • Life Ready Center (Collaborative Center)
  • MacArthur High School
  • Sulphur Elementary School (PK-5th)
  • Sulphur Intermediate Elementary School (3rd-5th)
  • Sulphur Middle School (6th-8th)
  • Sulphur High School (9th-12th)
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Last updated on May 31, 2023