COVID-19 Community Resources
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. View information on additional resources in Rhode Island.
You can also fill out a secure online form to request assistance with community resources, such as food, housing, transportation, utilities or other services.
As always, you can reach out to your Coastal practice with any questions or concerns. We are here for you.
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 (PDF): How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis
- Guide to Living with Worry and Uncertainty Amidst Global Uncertainty (PDF) - multiple languages available
- Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Health and Well-Being (PDF)
- Breathing through Anxiety or Panic Attacks (Diaphragmatic Breathing)(video)
- Managing Stress During COVID-19 (Self-guided learning about stress management)(video)
RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV)
- 24/7 hotline: 1-800-949-8100
- Online Chat is available from 8:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m
- Coalition Members’ updates in response to COVID (PDF)
- 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 - View all R.I. locations for Food Sites for Children
- Office of Healthy Aging – List of Senior Centers (PDF) can be found on 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.
Sesame Street: How to manage feelings related to COVID-19
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:
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 - Learn More
- Rhode Island AA 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.
Coordinated Entry System: 401-277-4316
- 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. Visit our website to view its extended hours, including nights and weekends.