Mental health support and a fund for LGBTQUIA+ community

What's going on in your community April 23 to April 29

Posted 4/21/20

Mental health support line

PENNSYLVANIA — A 24/7 mental health and crisis support line for people dealing with anxiety or other difficult emotions has become available for residents of …

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Mental health support and a fund for LGBTQUIA+ community

What's going on in your community April 23 to April 29

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Mental health support line

PENNSYLVANIA — A 24/7 mental health and crisis support line for people dealing with anxiety or other difficult emotions has become available for residents of Pennsylvania . Callers will be able to speak with staff who are trained in trauma-informed principles and will listen, assess the person’s needs, triage and refer to other local supports and professionals as needed.

 This mental health support line can be reached toll-free anytime at 855/284-2494 from anywhere in PA.

It’s a difficult time, and it’s easy to feel alone and cut-off from the world, but we need people to know that they are not alone and support is available.

Catskills Pride establishes fund to help LGBTQIA+ individuals in need 

REGIONAL — Catskills Pride is providing financial assistance to those LGBTQIA+ individuals who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. People in need may apply for up to $250 in financial assistance.

The Catskills Pride board will make the decision on whom to fund. The board has limited funds and will assist on a first come/first serve basis. A press release stated, “We know we won’t be able to get to everyone before the pool runs out, but we hope this makes a difference to as many people as possible!”

To apply for funds, email jspitz@gmail.com requesting the application form. 

For more information or to donate, visit www.catskillspride.com.

Meals for seniors

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will offer take-out meals Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Honesdale, Hamlin and Hawley locations.

Any Wayne County resident aged 60 or older can order a meal one day in advance to pick up at a drive-thru location at each of the centers. The agency is asking for a $2.50 donation for the meal.

The agency is also accepting other donations, and is continuing its Sponsor a Senior program: A sponsorship of $12.50 can pay for a week’s worth of in-home or drive-through meals.

For more information on the take-out meals, call 570/253-5540. For more information on the Sponsor a Senior program, call 570/253-4262.

‘A Single Bite’ providing meals

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The nonprofit A Single Bite brings programming to schools to empower young people to care about the food they eat and where it comes from. With schools closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, the team shifted their food-based mission to help feed local families at serious risk for hunger.

To supplement the efforts of school districts providing breakfast and lunch, A Single Bite is delivering 1,500 family meals every week to homes in the Livingston Manor, Roscoe and Sullivan West school districts.

The nonprofit is accepting donations to continue the program through the end of May; A Single Bite has raised close to $30,000 with a goal of $88,000.

For more information or to donate, visit www.asinglebite.org.

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