Do you know of a family member, neighbor, friend or coworker who could benefit from hearing a friendly, calm and reassuring voice each day? The Partnership for a Healthy Community has launched the Emotional Phone Support Service to help families and residents of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties move through this crisis. Call 211, or contact Kim Keenan of the Tazewell County Health Department at email@example.com or (309) 929-0240 for more information. If you would like to volunteer for this effort, visit volunteer.hoiunitedway.org to register.
Are you a healthcare provider, first responder or human service professional on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis? Have you or any of your family been infected or impacted? The Center for Youth and Family Solutions is providing a free emotional support line for individuals who need support. Text SUPPORT to (309) 213-2935, and one of the agency’s trained staff will contact you by phone. Hours of operation are 8am to 8pm daily, including weekends. This service is not intended to be a crisis hotline—anyone in crisis should call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. PM