Staying Connected at Home During COVID-19.Eldercare Locator and engAGED National Resource Center. Suggestions for how to prevent social isolation and loneliness while staying safe. Available in English and Spanish.
AARP Friendly Voice. Sometimes, hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. Trained AARP volunteers will call to say hello.
Connect2Affect's Chatbot. Provides friendly conversation to build social connections. Conversations are secure, private, and accessible 24/7.
SAGEConnect. Matches volunteers with LGBT elders for casual, friendly conversations.
Virtual Senior Center. A senior center without walls, using technology to connect home-bound and socially isolated seniors to their communities.
Warmlines. Unlike a hotline for those in crisis, provides emotional support that can prevent a crisis. Lines are typically free, and offer confidential support from peers who have experienced mental health conditions.
Well Connected. Virtual community offering free phone and online activities that build community through conversations, games, and education.
Crisis Text Line.Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. for free, text-based support, available 24/7. A live, trained crisis counselor will receive your text and respond, all from a secure platform.
SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies such as COVID-19.
SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline.If you are an LGBT elder or care for one, call877-360-LGBT(5428) to connect to a LGBT responder who is certified, friendly, and ready to listen and offer support. The hotline is free and available 24/7 in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages.