A few short weeks ago, we went about our routines as if nothing would ever change. Now, the spread of COVID-19 has knocked our lives off-kilter. During this stressful time, as we safeguard our physical health, and tend to others, let’s also be sure take care of our own emotional health.

Here are three places where you — or your loved ones — can find free online support right now.

Support for caregivers

On Thursday, March 26th from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Jewish Federation-supported JCHAI is holding a free virtual caregiver support group, facilitated by therapists Dr. Beth Rosenwasser, PhD, and Sonia Voynow, LCSW. Co-sponsored by Jewish Learning Venture and JAFCO, there is no RSVP needed, and the session will be held on a HIPPA-compliant Zoom platform.

To join the JCHAI group via Zoom, click here. To call in by phone, dial 646.876.9923 and enter Meeting ID 816 120 042.

Support for self-care

Our partners at JFCS, who provide so many important social services, have just unveiled “Click With JFCS,” an online program allowing you to access resources from home, on your own timetable. Each weekday, JFCS will release a new pre-recorded video to help you feel connected and supported. To visit Click with JFCS, click here.

Support for people in recovery

For those recovering from addiction, this is no time to miss a meeting. Fortunately, you can find online gatherings at the click of a button. For a list of virtual Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, click here. For a list of virtual Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, click here; for telephone-only NA meetings click here.

For more Jewish Federation resources on COVID-19, click here.