Community Resources

This page is in response to the call for physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. We recognize this may be a challenging time for many individuals for many reasons. This list is focused on online and phone resources that may be useful to our community. Though we believe these to be reputable and ethical resources we can't guarantee the competency of their services.

We encourage everyone to follow physical distancing and other guidelines from the CDC and local officials. While physically distancing ourselves, we also encourage going for walks, exercising, getting fresh air and sunshine (when available), connecting with loved ones by phone or computer, checking on elderly neighbors (maintaining safe distance), stay hydrated and nourished and of course, wash your hands!  

Along with the toll on individuals, this crisis is having a significant effect on small and local businesses. Please consider supporting local businesses that have made accommodations for online, curbside and carry out services as you are able.

Goshen Area Community Resources

City of Goshen, COVID-19 Information
https://goshenindiana.org/covid-19-information
Goshen city website with lots of helpful local, state and national links to information

Come Together, Goshen
https://cityonthego.org/?fbclid=IwAR2HgS2d7O1b16Zlpb6VC8xhBNhCZyInjUmXlv9B5KlPQ1i97nsRzN8Dndo
Goshen has a long history of coming together to support each other in times of need. The small, independently-owned businesses that make our community so special face particular challenges right now with imposed closures or operational changes.

To contribute to local small business sustainability, we invite you to join in support of businesses that are facing closure or restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the various business pages to see how they are making adjustments to their business hours and services.

Goshen Sings
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2338147046475294/
Simple. We pick a song. We pick a time. We sing. A response to create connection and wellbeing while physically distancing. (public facebook group)

Indiana Executive Orders
https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm?fbclid=IwAR1P-tcT_PqxZvQ5tFRzNqktAn3Ys6Pmgxmx-b96nD_GrSNRDadTD05Wdh4

 

Mental Health / Support / Suicide Prevention

LGBT National Help Center
http://www.glnh.org/
LGBT National Hotline 888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline 800-246-7743
LGBT National Senior Hotline 888-234-7243
Online peer support through website - available hours are listed on the website

Trans Lifeline
https://www.translifeline.org/ 
877-565-8860
24/7 Peer support crisis and non-crisis hotline for transgender and questioning people 

The Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 
1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678678 
24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Crisis Distress helpline 
1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Connect with a trained crisis counselor.
 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889
SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

Crisis Text Line
https://www.crisistextline.org
Text “HELLO” to 741741 
Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-8255 
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

#BeThe1To
https://www.bethe1to.com/bethe1to-steps-evidence/
The five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal are supported by evidence in the field of suicide prevention.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources
Resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies from our ADAA mental health professionals - to help you or a loved one struggling with anxiety around the coronavirus or with general health anxiety concerns.

 

Substance Abuse / Recovery Meetings

Online Intergroup: online/phone recovery meetings
http://aa-intergroup.org

 

Assistance Programs

http://www.211.org/services/covid19
If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare or other essential services, dial 211 to speak to someone who can help

Internet Connection Assistance
https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020.

 

Current COVID-19 Information

https://www.openthelid.com/covid
Online Support During Social Distancing . 1-on-1 video coaching sessions for you and/or your neurodiverse loved ones. - Pay What You Can - I am sharing my services with anyone who could benefit during these uniquely stressful times. Open the Lid offering Web-based Courses, Community, and Coaching for Neurodiverse Families and Individuals 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Updated and current information on COVID-19

Indiana State Department of Health
https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/
Updated and current information on COVID-19 in Indiana