Resources for families affected by COVID-19; Prioritizing mental and physical health while staying home.
Families Together is here to help.
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NY Project Hope

New York’s FREE and confidential COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

8:00am – 10:00pm / 7-Days a week
The Emotional Support Helpline is staffed by trained crisis counselors who help callers talk through their emotions and find resources to help them with the challenges of COVID. NY Project Hope also has a website filled with resources that folks can access anytime at, as well as a supportive social media presence.
Info from the Center for Disease Control
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health- Activity and Resources
Digital Advocacy Center

“Placing the needs of children and families first remains more important now than ever before. However, advocacy is not an event, but a process. Movements are not moments, but the sustained, persistent effort of hundreds of people working toward a common goal. Our collective voice shapes policy. No one person or group can do this alone. So together, let’s ensure this year’s state budget prioritizes the needs of families affected by mental health, juvenile justice, foster care, and addiction. The time to act is now! You are the best advocates to get the message across. Be the change you want to see!” – Families Together in New York State’s CEO, Paige Pierce (READ FULL MESSAGE HERE)

While many of us may now be asked to stay home, our advocacy doesn’t have to. Call, email, tweet, and post to your legislators urging them not to forget about the needs of families affected by mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, and addiction in this year’s budget.  Visit our FTNYS Digital Advocacy Center for updates on e-actions on and call scripts.
Helpful Hotlines

NYS DOH COVID-19 Hotline
Have questions?

 Call: 1-888-364-3065
or ask DOH online

COVID-19 Support Hotline

If you are overwhelmed right now, the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help.
Call: 1-844-863-9314

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: Crisis Hotlines

MHAW’s Peer Support Line
During this public emergency period, our Peer Support Line is available Monday through Friday in addition to it’s original hours on Saturday and Sunday.

You can reach the Peer Support Line by calling:
631-471-7242 ext. 1217
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Find Services in New York State (By county or by city); Call 2-1-1 or visit link. Each county/city has resources for: housing, utility assistance, food, health care, employment, mental health/substance abuse, transportation, taxes, senior/elderly services, disability services, asthma, and more.

Integrate NYC – A youth hotline that can connect youth and their families to food, housing, educational, and recreational resources. CALL or TEXT 951-INTEGR8/951-468-3478.

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  • Worry Kit – Bite Sized Mental Health
    Free; iOS
Fitness Apps
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    Free; iOS and Andriod 
  • Free Workout Videos on Youtube!
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