The following resources are available in alphabetical order:
Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline
Available for those who are at home caring for someone with dementia (or know someone who is) and could use someone to talk to or may have questions during this difficult time. Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900/TDD: 866.403.3073 is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families including:
- Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Strategies to reduce caregiver stress
- Referrals to local community programs and services.
- Medication and treatment options that may help with cognitive and behavioral symptoms for a time
- Safety issues
- Tips for providing quality care
- Recommendations for finding quality care providers
- Legal and financial documents for future care
- Aging and brain health.
Dementia tips for caregivers during this pandemic are also available at https://alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care
Domestic Violence Hotline
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by calling 1-800-799-7233. If you're unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522
Help with Grocery Shopping and Household Tasks
UR COMMUNITY CARES (UCC) is a secure online resource that connects volunteers with community members who are age 70 and older and persons age 18+ that have a physical injury or disability and in need of assistance with household errands and other tasks. UCC is up-to-date and compliant with the CDC’s COVID-19 protocols. It’s free for residents or groups to enroll online, complete a background check, and then schedule assistance for household tasks/errands, yard work and companionship visits (currently via remote/distant contact).
Services include (but are not limited to) shopping and drop-off of food and other essentials including medical supplies, pet walking, taking out the trash, yard clean-up and anything else that provides peace of mind in difficult times. Once enrollment is done, “Community Deeds” can be scheduled quickly online, completed within a day or a few days at most, and repeated as needed (weekly, monthly or intermittently). To get started, visit www.URCommunityCares.org. UCC founder and president Michelle Puzzo can be reached at 860-430-4557 or email@example.com.
Mental Health Resources from Youth & Family Services
Mental Health Tip of the Day - Click here to view a mental health tip of the day from a Clinician with the Glastonbury Youth & Family Services Division.
Other Mental Health Resources:
- COVID-19 Mental Health Resources from Mental Health America
- Mental Health Weekly Speaker Series throughout May - Wednesdays through Zoom - NEW
- Tips for Parents and Caregivers
- Family Mindfulness Schedule
- Coping with Stress During COVID-19
- Weekly Pep Talk from Youth & Family Services
- Virtual Recovery Resources
- Helping Children Cope with Changes Related to COVID-19
- NAMI Mental Health Resource and Information Guide - NEW
- Youth Advisory Council's PSA for Alcohol Abuse Prevention (Youtube video) - NEW