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Resources in Support of Physical & Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health

Mental Health


Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255


  • Respite care provides short term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. 
  • Lifespan Respite Programs by State
  • Information about Lifespan Respite State Grantees
  • AARP Family Caregiver hotline, includes support for those caring the individuals with disabilities 
  • If a person’s caregiver is quarantined due to COVID-19, they may request emergency support from their provider agency. If the individual has self-directed services, coordinate with their Support Broker to arrange for alternative staff. 

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Community Living Resources

Food & Nutrition

Resources for Home Activities

For LGBTQ+ Individuals

For Domestic Violence Survivors

For Parents

For Caregivers

For Older Adults

Tools To Connect With Others

Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by those who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. Find a warmline in your area at
  • #JustCheckingIn IDONTMIND started a campaign to connect people who are practicing social distancing and encourage others to join in using the hashtag #JustCheckingIn on Instagram.
  • Bridge Club Bridge Club is a community-led peer support group for women and gender non-conforming folks who are sober or interested in sobriety. A virtual Bridge Club is available and free to join.
  • /r/COVID19-support This is a subreddit offering help and support for those feeling overwhelmed by the news on COVID19.
  • Online/Phone Meeting Resources for Substance Use Disorder
The Washington Area Intergroup Association has a list of online/phone meetings for individuals who are struggling with substance use and are unable to attend support group meetings at this time.In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. This is a calendar of online meetings at various different recovery-related websites.

Resources For Immediate Response

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Trevor Project Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
  • Trans Lifeline Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.
  • Dial 2-1-1 If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
  • Caregiver Help Desk Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640.Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET.
  • The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00am-midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends.