The uncertainty that accompanies a pandemic can be overwhelming.  Fortunately, there are hotlines available that offer the support of professionals and trained volunteers to help alleviate the angst.

CHV Member COVID Pandemic Outreach – As part of our emergency preparedness program, the Village mapped out our footprint and assigned members to geographical sectors. Members should have received a call or an email from their sector Captain or Co-Captain to determine whether or not they wanted to receive a friendly "hello" every other day while this pandemic unfolds. If you haven't heard from your sector and would like to be included, email

Thanks to our friends at Northwest Neighbors Village for helping compile a list of resources for anyone who might be feeling a heightened sense of anxiety, depression, or general low mood during this Pandemic or for any other reason.

Navigating the Holidays- A piece written by Marianne Panke with Sibley Senior Association, originally shared by Palisades Village, regarding living with grief during the Holiday season.

That Discomfort You're Feeling? That's Grief. An end-of-March article about the way the national pandemic is influencing our collective well- being.

Village Connections - CHV's own 1:1 volunteer support program. For members who would like a friendly daily or weekly call, contact Samantha Schiffman at to be matched with a specially trained neighbor volunteer.

SAMSHA - Offers a Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, which is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disasters. Calls are confidential and offered in multiple languages.

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline - Call 877-360-5428. The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages. The LGBT Elder Hotline is for LGBT older adult or caregivers of an LGBT older adult.

DC's Community Response Team - Provides 24-hour telephone access to a mental health clinician and 24-hour suicide prevention lifeline. Call 1-888-793-4357.

Friendship Line - Offered through the Institute on Aging, 1-800-971-0016, is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. The Friendship Line is available 24 hours a day.

Daily Automated Calls from IAmFine - For those that may live alone or be concerned that no one would know if they were in trouble in some way, during this national emergency, a company is offering an automated call service for free. Just go to Anyone can join this and the service will call the subscriber every day at the same time. If someone does not answer after a certain number of calls, then an emergency contact is notified.

All resources listed below provide virtual/remote options.