Where to Get Help if You’re Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Where to Get Help if You’re Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Posted on April 8, 2020

Thousands of Utahns have financially felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have felt it as their work hours have been reduced or they’ve been temporarily laid off. To help individuals make it through these difficult times, we’ve compiled a list of resources available:

  • Abuse, Family and Emotional Support
    • Deaf Hotline is available 24/7 through video phone (1-855-812-1001), email and chat for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled survivors. 
    • The Disaster Distress Helpline: Call: 1-800-985-5990 Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
    • Family Connection Center assists families in overcoming abuse and poverty on the path of obtaining self-reliance.
    • Intermountain Healthcare launched the Emotional Health Relief Hotline for caregivers and community members. The hotline is a free resource for those seeking emotional health guidance during these uncertain times. Callers are connected with a trained caregiver who can provide appropriate self-care tools, peer supports, treatment options, crisis resources, and more. Call our FREE Emotional Health Relief Hotline, open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 833-442-2211
    • My Strength App:  https://app.mystrength.com/signup/  Access Code: UDHSguest33
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
    • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 11 pm-8 am MST emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855- 4A PARENT • 1-855-427-2736
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800-656-HOPE (4673) and through chat.
    • Open Doors helps adults improve their situations and provides programs to reduce child abuse, neglect and family stress.
    • Safe Harbor Crisis Center provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness, and resources to our community. If your home is not safe, our hotlines are available 24/7. Call 801-444-9161.
    • StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 6 am-9 pm MST, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483
    • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 8 am-2 am MST: 1-877-565-8860 (This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.)
    • United Way 211-Utah 801-736-8929
    • Utah Domestic Violence Coalition – Free and confidential help and support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
    • Utah Strong Recovery Project offers FREE help for COVID-19 related stress. Call or text 385-386-2289 or email utahstrong@utah.gov, everyday from 7a-7p. Spanish and other languages available.
  • Child Care
  • Employment

  • Financial
    • Bank and Credit Union Loan Deferments – Many local banks and credit unions are offering loan deferments for individuals impacted by COVID-19. Please contact your local financial institution for details regarding specific loan deferment programs.
    • Goldenwest Credit Union members who are experiencing financial hardships or difficulties as a result of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact us directly to discuss their individual situations. Teams of loan specialists can work with members on their specific needs. Free financial counseling is available at 801-651-4562.
  • Food
  • Housing and Utilities
  • Medical Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Other