DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE:
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. The Disaster Distress Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infectious disease outbreaks. Call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for bilingual support.
To connect with a live DDH crisis counselor via SMS, text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746.
For more information, please visit disasterdistress.samhsa.gov.
- Managing Anxiety and Stress
- Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care
- Working and Learning from Home
A CHANCE TO CHANGE:
If you’re ready to help yourself or a loved one get better – if you’re ready to help your family heal, give us a call at (405) 840-9000 now. Visit achancetochange.org for more info.
How Right NowWe are often asked how we are right now, and we say “fine.” But this has been a difficult time lately, and emotions can be complex. You may be feeling sad, worried, or stressed. For resources & inspiration, visit HowRightNow.org.
clinics for the uninsured (not related to covid-19)
If you are uninsured and need a primary care doctor, please click here to see the Health Alliance for the Uninsured (HAU) list of clinics. Please note that this clinic list is not COVID-related, but is available as a resource for those who are uninsured.
Food for thought OKlahoma
The Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) summer feeding programs will serve two free meals a day while kids are out of school on summer break. Summer meals are eligible for children 18 and under, as well as for people up to 21 years old participating in state education programs for the mentally or physically disabled.
To find a location near you, visit Meals4KidsOK.org.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):
Has your household income been impacted by COVID-19? You may be eligible for SNAP benefits. These benefits can help you stretch your budget by providing extra money for groceries each month. SNAP benefits are deposited on an EBT card, which you can use to purchase food at most grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Please visit https://www.regionalfoodbank.org/snap for more information.
Total Wellness Online Classes:
Stay on track with your healthy habits by joining our FREE in-person or online 8-week Total Wellness classes. Classes meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Lose weight and live better with OCCHD. Spaces are limited and pre-enrollment is required. Fall 2021 Classes to be announced!
OCCHD Food Pantry Program:The Food Pantries are open Monday - Thursday 8:30am-4pm and Friday 8:30am-1pm at OCCHD's Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus (405-425-4373) and Southern Oaks Health and Wellness Campus (405-419-4031). Income restrictions apply. Please call for more information.
OKC Mobile Market:
The OKC Mobile Market provides free, fresh produce for the community every Friday, and the last Saturday of every month. There are no income restrictions and you do not need ID to receive food products; anyone in need is encouraged to visit during the distribution times below. For the pdf including times and locations in English & Spanish click here.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC is a federally funded program administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) through the OKC-County Health Department that provides nutrition education and supplemental foods for those who qualify.
Click here to see if you are eligible for benefits.
Get help with food, rent, utilities and more: Text 211OK to 898211.
For more information visit: https://www.211oklahoma.org
Community Cares Partners-OKC
Community Cares Partners (CCP), a program of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, is making a difference for Oklahomans by assisting individuals and families facing housing crisis and eviction as a result of lost wages or hardship from COVID-19. A public-private partnership, CCP distributes Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) allocated by the State of Oklahoma, City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, and Cleveland County to help our neighbors maintain housing stability.
To see if you are eligible for rental and utility assistance, visit OKCCP.org.
IRS Tax BenefitsTo help people during the pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has tax benefits and special programs available. To see if you are eligible for the benefits or programs, visit www.IRS.gov for more information. See PDFs below for the list of programs available:
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission:
OESC staff are working remotely to maintain and provide essential services and encourage all customers to use the online tools available at https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/COVID-19_Message.... Here you can find information on filing an unemployment claim, as well as FAQs related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.