Aunt Bertha – The Social Care Network
Search for free or reduced cost services by zip code, including medical care, food, job training, and more.
COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub
Psych Hub’s national coalition of mental health organizations provides a free resource hub to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Easy-to-remember three-digit telephone number that can provide information and referrals to health, human, and social service organizations. Visit 211.org.
Call local 211 or search on their website here.
Apply online for SNAP (food stamps).
To locate food pantries, type your address into Google. Click on the map that appears. Then click on the nearby button, type in “food pantries.”
Financial Assistance for Rent and Utilities
You can call your local 211 or search on their website here.
You also can look for the following agencies in your area: Salvation Army, Community Action Agency, and Catholic Charities
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and/or the Weatherization program. This helps lower heating and cooling costs. Call 866.674.6327 or TTY 866.367.6228.
You can call your local Veteran Services Officer (VSO) in your county. This website will assist you in locating your VSO office.
Another resource to check is The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Your first call should be to your local 211 via phone and talk to a representative. One of two things will happen, you will be directed to a homeless hotline or you will be given a direct phone number to a local shelter. Either way, you will be informed about current bed availability.
Pet Care and Pet Food
Where to locate low cost or free pet food: call one or all of the following as they will know if there is a pet food pantry in your county: Animal Humane Society, Animal Rescue, Local Animal Shelter or Animal Control. You can also google pet food pantries in your local area.
Paratransit (sometimes called Dial-A-Ride): Paratransit is low cost and is transportation for someone who is disabled (permanently or temporarily). You can google “paratransit “and the county you live in or you can call your local Area Agency on Agency or your local Senior Center.
Road to Recovery: Is free transportation offered by American Cancer Society to people who are going undergoing treatment for Cancer. You can access this program by calling their ACS at 800.227.2345 or by chatting with them online here.
Rural Transportation: For those living in a rural area sometimes there are volunteers with the local Senior Center that will help Seniors get to medical appointments. Call the local chamber of commerce to see if there are volunteers. Last you can call 211 for local resources.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Website or 800.799.7223.
Mental Health Assistance
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness hold free support groups and workshops for people with mental
health issues and separate groups for their family member.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800.273.8255
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): Depression and bi-polar support groups.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Anxiety and depression support.
Autism Speaks COVID-19 Page
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) COVID-19 Updates
ABA Coding Coalition COVID-19 Page
Autism Society COVID-19 Page
Virtual Addiction and Recovery Support Groups
Shatterproof: How to Find a Virtual Recovery Meeting
AA meetings: Online Zoom Meeting Directory and Skype meetings
DynamiCare Health: Free Daily Online Recovery Support Meetings
In the Rooms, a global recovery community
NA: NA Meetings Online & by Phone
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: COVID-19: We Are Here For You and Online Support Sessions for Parents and Caregivers
SMART Recovery: Online Community
SAMHSA helpline 24/7: Call 800.662.HELP (4357) or TTY: 800.487.4889
12 Step Forums: 12 Step Online Recovery Meetings & Forums
Co-Dependents Anonymous International
Online and telephonic Support for Co-Dependents