Community Resources to Help During COVID-19.

The past couple of months during the COVID-19 outbreak has been a difficult time for many people in our community. As non-essential businesses were closing, restaurants stopping dine-in, and schools moving to online learning from home; it was a difficult time for workers, parents, and children. Many in our community are in need of help so we want to provide you with information to services that can help you.

Lubbock Area United Way is a great organization to turn to when you are needing help. They are currently working with the City of Lubbock, Community Partners, and other community stakeholders to help our community members during COVID-19. The Lubbock Area United Way has a list of resources on their website to help you navigate the correct services you may need.

Staying at home can be a difficult challenge for many. Your normal schedule is thrown out of the window and you are forced to find news ways to keep your mind and body healthy. This can be a challenge for those who struggle with mental health. The stay at home order could be an easy way to fall into an unhealthy state of mind. Therefore, Texas has started a FREE statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Hotline. Please call 833-986-1919 if you or someone you know needs support.

Another great Texas service is 2-1-1 Texas. If you are looking for help finding food or housing, childcare, or crisis counseling, 2-1-1 Texas is a service that will connect you with the resources you need in your community. The service is free, anonymous, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can dial or text 2-1-1 or go to 211texas.org to receive help.

This year has been less than normal for all the world. At times it has been scary not knowing when things will go back to normal. During COVID-19, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock is here to continue to serve our community and be there for one another because we believe we are Bigger Together.

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