As of Oct. 31, the helpline is no longer in operation. If you need to talk to someone, please utilize Family of Woodstock’s Crisis Hotline: (845) 679-2485 / 338-2370
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, despondent and/or isolated? Need someone to talk to about your concerns? You are vital to our community and your health and wellbeing are of paramount importance to us all.
Coping During COVID Helpline provides free, confidential assistance for managing stress and connecting to supportive resources in the Kingston area. It’s for healthcare, custodial, delivery, mail, transportation, farm, grocery, restaurant, municipal, utility, childcare workers and/or for those in a caretaking role at home. It’s for artists, musicians, yoga practitioners and sound healers, who continue to create, entertain, inspire and teach over online platforms. It’s for volunteers who are keeping their neighbors fed and connecting them to vital services and housing. It’s also for community organizers who have led the fight for police accountability before and during the pandemic.
It’s for everyone. It’s for you.
When you call the Coping During COVID Helpline (organized by Samadhi and O+) you’ll speak with a trained peer, who will connect you to appropriate resources, including licensed clinical therapists and support groups. It is not uncommon to feel unsure of your needs in a time of crisis or trauma; everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like this pandemic. Our peers can be there just to listen — no judgment or pressure.
Some other resources that may be helpful in this time:
Family of Woodstock Crisis Line: 845-679-2485 / 338-2370
Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative: 888-316-0879
Kingston NY Mutual Aid Facebook Group
NYS Emotional Support Helpline: 844-863-9314
Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: 845-443-8888
WMC Covid Anxiety Hotline: 914-216-7733
A NY State of Mind from Headspace