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Strengthening Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Families around the world are under increased stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Children of all ages are experiencing strong emotions and often do not know how to cope with this enormously challenging time. Parents are also struggling with their own fears and stressors – from financial insecurity to concerns about the future to domestic violence.
Our team has compiled a variety of resources to help you and your family through this difficult time.
If you are unsafe and need immediate help, call or text 911. For non-urgent information, call Family Services at 202-476-3070.
- ChildHelp Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- National Parent Helpline: 1-855-427-2736, available Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TEXT “loveis” to 22522, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call or text 1-800-273-8255
- NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 or TEXT "NAMI" to 741741, available Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- COVID-19 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide: A resource provided by Children's National, Children's Law Center and the DC Behavioral Health Association that reflects behavioral health resources that accept Medicaid and the types of service they are offering in the midst of COVID-19.
- DC Mental Health Access HelpLine: 1-888-793-4357, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- DC Health Matters Connect Tool: A free online platform for health care providers, residents, social workers, school counselors and more to find thousands of free or low-cost resources and services by zip code.
- DC Shelter Hotline: (202) 399-7093 or 311, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- DC Victim Hotline: 1-844-4HELPDC (1-844-443-5732), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 202-333-RAPE, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- District Alliance for Safe Housing Call-in Clinic: 202-290-2356 Ext. 101, available Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Local Child Abuse Hotline: 202-671-SAFE or 202-671-7233 for reports of child abuse
- Resilient Communities DC (RCDC): A resource provided by the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) and the Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN) for mental, physical and emotional wellness.
- Children’s Regional Crisis Response (CR2): 844-N-Crisis or 571-364-7390, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; rapid response to all youth (17 and younger) facing a mental health and/or substance use crisis
- Alexandria Domestic Violence Hotline: 703-746-4911, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- PRS Mental Health CrisisLink Hotline: 703-527-4077 or Text “connect” to 855-11, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Fairfax-Falls Church Emergency Mental Health Services: 703-573-5679, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Local Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800- 552-7096
- Loudoun County Emergency Mental Health Services: 703-777-0320, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mental Health Resources