COVID Support VT
COVID Support VT: Supporting Wellness During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Many, if not most, Americans are feeling deepened anxiety, loneliness, and uncertainty about the future, all of which takes a heavy toll on daily life and Vermonters are no exception.
To help alleviate the emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our state, we would like to announce the launch of COVID Support VT.
This program offers brief crisis counseling through Vermont 2-1-1 beginning Fall of 2020, self-help tips, wellness resources, and a way to connect to existing mental health and community services, all of which promote resilience, empowerment and recovery. The services available through COVID Support VT are designed to help those suffering from the pandemic by connecting them to
- resources for mental and emotional well-being,
- local and national helplines, most of which are available 24/7;
- accessible and easy-to-access education and helpful tips on coping with the effects of the pandemic, and
- connections to community organizations that provide crucial services
- An interactive website with information, apps and tips for coping
COVID Support VT complements the mental health and community services that already exist throughout Vermont. This program is another resource to help ensure Vermonters are supported and can thrive during such unusual and trying times. Funding is provided through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Vermont Care Partners (VCP) is administering the crisis counseling grant under contract with the Vermont Department of Mental Health.