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Helpful Resources During These Difficult Times

Below is a number of resources being shared by our partners at N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Governor Roy Cooper's Office State of North Carolina and State of North Carolina Voluntary Agency Liaison Individual Assistance Program Coordinator NC Division of Emergency Management.

The link provided is a comprehensive guide provided by NC DHHS and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina for parents and caregivers. The guide includes hotline numbers, free educational apps and games, online therapy programs and much more. 

https://www.preventchildabusenc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PCANC-COVID19-GUIDE.pdf

The list of topics are below:

  *   PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY,

  *   HEALTHY WAYS FOR PARENTS TO COPE-NORMAL REACTIONS TO A CRISIS,

  *   HEALTHY WAYS FOR PARENTS TO COPE: MANAGING YOUR OWN RESPONSE

  *   HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH A CRISIS: TALKING THROUGH COVID-19

  *   HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH A CRISIS: WHAT TO EXPECT & HOW TO RESPOND

  *   CONNECTING WITH YOUR CHILD:  CONVERSATION PROMPTS

  *   CONNECTING WITH YOUR CHILD: ACTIVITIES TO DO TOGETHER

  *   CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

  *   WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING DURING COVID-19

  *   STRENGTHENING FAMILIES & THE FIVE PROTECTIVE FACTORS

  *   RESOURCES

 

NCDHHS Food Benefits:

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-provide-additional-food-benefits-more-800000-children-impacted-covid-19

 

NC website with Covid-19 resources:

https://www.nc.gov/covid19

 

The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. As part of the state's recent hurricane recovery efforts it served over 4,400 people in the most impacted counties, and now it is being made available to everyone in North Carolina's 100 counties during the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative is in partnership with all seven of the state's LME/MCOs<https://www.ncdhhs.gov/providers/lme-mco-directory> and REAL Crisis Intervention Inc. in Greenville. Hope4NC is now available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to speak to a live person.

The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) is a new initiative in partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation. It provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state's COVID-19 response. Hope4Healers is also available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for people to reach out for support; they will be contacted quickly by a licensed mental health professional for follow-up.