Sometimes we find ourselves or our members in immediate need for social services. Did you know that you can call 2-1-1 and be connected with someone in your area right away about social service needs? 2-1-1 is a 24/7 resource where experts can guide you in any direction regarding needs in all areas of health and well-being. In Arizona, you can call 877-211-8661, call 2-1-1 or go to www.211.org.
Social services include but are not limited to: crisis, emergency or disaster assistance, essential needs like groceries or transportation, help with information regarding COVID-19, rent or mortgage assistance, nutritional assistance and mental health support.
Please don’t discount your mental health during these times! COVID-19 has impacted the mental health and well-being of all of us, and it’s important to recognize the added stresses and thresholds for us and those we care for. If you need someone to talk to, please contact 2-1-1. You may also visit the CDC’s webpage for a variety of resources regarding mental health and how you can find the help needed. Check the CDC webpage at Managing Stress and Anxiety.