Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic
Helpful Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We understand that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic go beyond physical ailments. You or other members of your family may feel alone, scared or overwhelmed. Below are links of community resources that may be helpful to you during this challenging time. For information on additional resources in Rhode Island, click here.
As always, you can also reach out to your Coastal practice with any questions or concerns. We are here for you.
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- 24/7 support to Rhode Islanders 18+ experiencing mental health and substance use crises
or for adults experiencing any mental health or substance use crisis that may be made
worse by COVD-19 pandemic.
- 24/7 Crises Line: 401-414-5465
- 24/7 Text Line: 741741
BH Kid's Link
- 24/7 support for those under 18: 855-543-5465
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for those in
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
- Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
- Website: www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
- FACE COVID: How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis
- Guide to Living with Worry and Uncertainty Amidst Global Uncertainty (multiple languages available)
- Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Health and Well-Being
- Breathing through Anxiety or Panic Attacks (Diaphragmatic Breathing)
- Video: Managing Stress During COVID-19 (Self-guided learning about stress management)
Child Protective Services 24/7 hotline: 1-800-742-4453 (1-800-RICHILD)
Investigators are able to conduct home visits on a case-by-case basis.
RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV)
- 24/7 hotline: 1-800-949-8100
- 8am - 9pm online chat www.ricadv.org/en/get-help
Coalition Members’ updates in response to COVID: www.ricadv.org/images/COVID-19/RICADV_member_updates_325.pdf
- RICADV member agencies http://www.ricadv.org/en/about-us-ricadv/member-agencies
The RICADV's network of member agencies provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
- RI Food Bank - Find Food
- Grab & Go Lunches/ Food Site for Children: https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/about/foodsites/
- Office of Healthy Aging – List of Senior Centers (https://agefriendlyri.org)
Local Senior Center: Call for information about emergency food assistance, volunteer availability, and delivered box lunch programs
- Boxed lunch program available to individuals 60+ years of age or disabled.
- New participants will be required to provide name, date of birth, address,
and contact information over phone.
- Grocery Delivery Options: oha.ri.gov/deliveryoptions
Updated Healthsource RI info: www.healthsourceri.com
- Offering limited in-person enrollment assistance, and virtual information sessions
- November 1, 2020: Open enrollment begins
- December 23, 2020: Deadline to picka and pay to ensure coverage is active by January 1, 2021 and avoid a delay in receiving your ID cards.
- December 31, 2020: This is the very last day to pick and pay for coverage that begins January 2021. Your ID cards will be delayed.
- January 23, 2021: Open Enrollment ends — this is your very last day to pick and pay for 2021 health coverage. Coverage purchased in January will be effective on February 1, 2021.
RIPIN Healthcare Advocates: https://ripin.org/services/services/#callcenter
- The RIPIN Call Center offers free support to any Rhode Islander who needs help accessing healthcare, health insurance, or special education for children with disabilities.
Sesame Street: How to manage feelings related to COVID19
Helping Children Cope with COVID-19:
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Coping during COVID-19: Resources for Parents
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Guide
Children with Special Needs:
- Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times (pdf)
- The Autism Society Coronavirus Response and Resources
Our clinical pharmacists will meet with you at your primary care office or over the phone, for a free medication consultation. They see patients one-on-one for medication reviews, medication teaching, medication management and collaborative chronic illness management as needed.
- RI Central Service: 401-438-8860
- Southern RI Intergroup: 401-739-8777
- AA Intergroup - Online Directory
- Rhode Island AA Zoom Meetings
- Free Access to AA International Journals: Grapevine, La Vina
- New England Region of Narcotics Anonymous: Virtual Meetings (MA + RI)
- NA Help Line: 1-866-624-3578
- New England Region of Narcotics Anonymous: Online resources
Parent Support Network of RI - Hope Recovery CORE Team: Naloxone home delivery
- Contact: Sarah 401-500-2998
Rhode Island's Buprenorphine Hotline: 401-606-5456
- People with moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD) can access telehealth service for initiation of buprenorphine treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- If you are in need of temporary shelter, you must call the Coordinated Entry System (CES) to access shelter. As of December 8th, 2020 this hotline is operated the Coalition for the Homeless and staffed with Help Center agents who will conduct an assessment and refer to eligible resources including diversion assistance and shelter. Our hotline has extended its hours to include nights and weekends. https://www.rihomeless.org/looking-for-help