It’s not easy being a parent or caregiver, especially during these challenging times. That’s why United Parents is offering FREE Crisis Counseling sessions to the people who are caring for the next generation. United Parents/CalHope is a non-profit organization funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and run by California Department of Health Care Services. The goal is to assist individuals, families, and communities recovering from the effects of COVID-19. To do this, the group provides free emotional and crisis support sessions for up to six contacts by phone, videoconferencing, smart device and/or computer chat. Along with emotional support, resources and support group sessions are also offered. If you are a parent or caregiver in need of support, please call (888) 384-1120 Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. There are also support groups via Zoom every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. (English) and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish).
Tips to Manage Stress:
- Take a break from the news if it’s causing you to feel overwhelmed.
- Maintain social contact by phone, text, or email with those who support you.
- Treat your body kindly: eat healthy foods, avoid excessive alcohol, and exercise as you are able.
- Focus on what you can control and let go of the rest.
For more information visit https://www.calhope.org/.