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 info@capitolhillvillage.org.

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.

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 sschiffman@capitolhillvillage.org 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.

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 IAmFineFor 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 https://dailycall.iamfine.com/covid-19/. 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.