COVID-19 Resources: Mental Health and Support

Hotlines and Emergency Support

Samaritans Talk Support Text Line 24/7

1-877-870-4673


Mental Health Hotline

1-800-273-8255 24 hours


Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services are available virtually. If you are experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, please call (800) 640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Caregiver Coronavirus Support Line

Sponsored by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, they offer free chat services (text, live webchat, and FB messenger) to provide caregivers and domestic workers to get the support they need.

Substance Abuse

Smart Recovery

Online support meetings, Thursdays at 11am on zoom. Information on how to join on their website.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Existing clients: support continuing online or by phone.

New clients: submit a request online or call 617-492-8306. English and Spanish services available.

Hotline:  24/7 1-800-841-8371, and online 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. at barcc.org/chat.


REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Operating remotely. For help, call REACH at 1-800-899-4000. Click here for an online chatline for survivors looking for help with domestic violence. The chatline is available right now Tuesday-Thursday from 2-5pm.

Seniors

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Resources for any need related to older adults: 1-800-980-1982 or info@CJPSeniorDirect.org

Resources for people living with dementia and family members: virtual support groups for family members and online/telephone memory cafes. Contact Beth Soltzberg bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org

Resources for people with Parkinson’s disease and family members: support groups and online programs. Contact Anne Muskopf at amuskopf@jfcsboston.org

Bereavement support groups: contact Barbara Sternfield at bsternfield@jfcsboston.org


Newton Wellesley Hospital Elder Care Services Council

A Senior Guide to Navigating Coronavirus: A two-part webinar series focusing on the impact of Coronavirus on our Senior population.

Telehealth: What To Expect From Your Virtual Visit
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10-11:00am
Click Here to Register

I Am 80 Years Old: How Can I Survive the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cardiologist’s Perspective
Monday, August 24, 2020 10-11:00am
Click Here to Register

Disability Services

Disability Resource Network at JF&CS

The JF&CS Disability Resource Network (DRN) is a free information, referral, and consultation service. They serve individuals with disabilities and mental illness, their families, and community agencies. Callers receive professional assistance in identifying resources related to education, vocational training, housing, finances, religious life, recreation, and other aspects of community living.

Contact the Disability Resource Network at 781-693-5640 or email your questions to drn@jfcsboston.org.