Where can you find accurate information about COVID-19?
Information about the COVID-19 epidemic is changing rapidly. For reliable frequently updated information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State Department of Health websites.
2-1-1/Lifeline is available to help you find resources in Ontario County. Whether you are looking for food, housing or even a healthcare provider, 2-1-1 is available to help you.
211/LIFE LINE is here for everyone, every day, anytime. Community members get connected with experienced telecounselors by simply dialing 211 for free and confidential assistance connecting to vital services within the community. When you need help locating basic resources (like food, clothing, shelter) or need crisis stabilization for yourself or someone you know, we’re here to listen and here to help.
Children who lost food benefits due to COVID-19 school closures can access meals through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. P-EBT benefits require no application and will be automatically issued to kids who would have received free or reduced-price meals through the federal school lunch program. Benefits should have already been issued or will be soon. If your child is eligible but your household has not received a P-EBD card and/or benefit by mid-August, call NYSOTDA at 1-833-452-0096.
The deadline for health insurance special enrollment has been extended to September 15, 2020. New Yorker's without health insurance can apply for coverage through the NY State of Health Health Plan Marketplace.
New Yorkers are coping with a lot. Coping Circles are free six-week support and resilience groups, held by video or phone, facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.
Learn more and sign up for a Coping Circle, including specialized Circles for Healthcare Workers and First Responders, Survivors of COVID-19 Infection, Job Loss due to COVID-19, or Loss of a Loved One to COVID-19.
Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. Call the NYS Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.
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COVID-19 EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELPLINE: 1-844-863-9314. 8 AM - 10 PM, 7 days a week
COVID-19 Guide for People with Mental Illness, Their Caregivers, and Loved Ones
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI)is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. They have created a COVID Resource Guide full of tip on staying mentally healthy during this trying time. Download your free resources guide today!