COVID-19 Resource List
Are you or anyone you know in need of mental health services?
NAMI Help Line: Call (800) 950-NAMI (6264) Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm ET for mental health resources or email
Crisis support resources o Crisis Text Line: Text “NAMI” to 741741 to chat with a trained crisis counselor * Free 24/7 text line for those in crisis (English only)
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: Call (800) 985-5990. Press 2 for Spanish language support [En Español]. * Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call (800) 273-TALK (8255) * If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7
The Trevor Project Resources: Call (866) 488-7386, Instant Message a counselor on their website, or text “START” to 678678 24/7 * The Trevor Project is a national organization offering support, including suicide prevention, for LGBTQ youth and their friends * TrevorSpace: Online international peer-to-peer community * Trevor Support Center: Educational resources and FAQs o Trans LifeLine: Call (877) 565-8860 24* Trans LifeLine is a trans-led organization that connects trans individuals to support, community and a variety of resources
Information by state
Are you trying to stop smoking or quit an emotional habit?
Phone: 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) • All states have “quit lines” (hotlines with counselors who are trained specifically to help smokers quit). Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) to connect directly to your state’s quit line. Hours of operation and services vary from state to state.
Smokefree.gov offers a variety of resources to help you quit
7 Cups: 7cups.com is a free online chat for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.
Emotions Anonymous: emotionsanonymous.org is a nonprofessional group focusing on emotional well-being in-person and online weekly meetings • Support Group Central: supportgroupscentral.com for virtual support groups on various mental health conditions. Free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.
The Tribe Wellness Community: support.therapytribe.com Free, online peer support groups.
Are you or anyone you know in a violent relationship?
National Domestic Violence Hotline has 24/7 confidential support for people experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship o Resources on saying safe during COVID-19 [En Español] to get help by phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) *Online chat if you are unable to speak aloud safely Text: “LOVEIS” or “AMORES” (for Español) to 22522 or, click “Chat Now” on their website
RAINN [En Español] has a 24/7 safe and confidential sexual assault hotline that connects individuals to a local service provider who can provide a variety of free resources o Hotline number: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Do you need access to Healthcare information?
We recommend you use HealthCare.gov to see if you qualify for affordable options. • All plans offered through HealthCare.gov must cover mental health and substance use services at the same level as other health conditions
You can enroll in Medicaid—which helps certain people with limited incomes—any time, if you qualify for it
Medicare is expanding some of their telehealth resources. Telehealth allows you to see a provider virtually over chat or video call.
Do you need help for those no matter immigration status?
How to access health care: Update on health care access for immigrants and their family members, including those with low income (update by the National Immigration Law Center, current as of March 18, 2020) Sign up for further updates by email on the National Immigration Law Center’s (NILC) website. NILC is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low incomes. Immigrants can continue to access services at community health centers, regardless of their immigration status. They can access services at reduced cost or for free, depending on their income.
Youth-focused organizations: United We Dream: Immigrant youth-lead community organization has information on health care access during COVID-19 for people who are undocumented. Immigrants Rising provides resources and support for undocumented youth Finding Latinx/culturally competent providers: Latinx Therapy has a national directory of bilingual nonprofits, therapist directory and resources. Therapy for Latinx has a database of therapists, psychiatrist, community clinics, emergency mental health, life coaches and support groups. 211 / 211.org referrals to agencies and community organizations that offer emergency financial assistance, to access: Dial 211 from any phone, or visit 211.org and search for contact information by zip code the website can be converted to Spanish
HelpWhenYouNeedIt: helpwhenyouneedit.org is a nationwide listing of private and public resources for food pantries, stores that accept food stamps, assisted living facilities, domestic violence and homeless shelters, mental health and substance use treatment, free clinics and legal and financial assistance. Help with Bills: usa.gov/help-with-bills Information about government programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit, etc. Website and Helpline also offered in Spanish.
Are you or someone you know running a small business?
Contact your state’s Department of Small Business Services. There may be local programs that provide financial assistance to small businesses affected by COVID19. In some areas, businesses may qualify for low-interest loans and employee retention grants.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 resource page provides a list of relief programs and offers guidance to small business owners Small Business Majority also has COVID-19 resources
Do you know someone who is incarcerated who may need resources?
The Justice Action Network offers regular updates about state and local jurisdictions’ new policies in response to COVID-19. Friends and Families of Incarcerated Persons provides support and information for families of those who are incarcerated. Prison Fellowship is a Christian faith-based organization that serves those who are incarcerated and their families. They are providing limited programming and will provide updates as they are made available
Are you in the Sacramento Area?
Sacramento Food Bank Locations
Produce for All: Temporary Drive-Thru Locations During Covid-19
River City Food Bank (Midtown/ Arden-Arcade Site)
Sac City Unified Meal Distribution Locations and Times
Elk Grove Unified School District Family Resources
WEAVE –Women Escaping a Violent Environment
Support Line: (916) 920-2952
24 Hour Parent Support Line 1-888-281-3000
Are you in the Richmond Area?
Resource for free food here, that includes an interactive map
Contra Costa Health Services: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/
CCHS Case Dashboard: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/dashboard
CCHS Indicators Dashboard: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/indicators-dashboard
California’s COVID-19 Site: https://covid19.ca.gov/
State of California Public Health: www.cdph.ca.gov/covid19
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Information to keep you and your family safe
Information on how to obtain residents of Richmond testing, mental health resources,
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