Ways to Connect When Distancing
The Provincetown Recreation Department is holding a Virtual Recreation Challenge. Click on their website or Facebook page to participate! They are also keeping a list of ways to keep active when social distancing here and a list of online resources for families here.
Cape Cod Children’s Place is offering virtual play groups, parenting programs, and other resources through their Facebook page.
The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown has moved its worship services online. New services are posted each Sunday morning at 11 am. Rev. Kate Wilkinson is also posting daily short inspirational videos called “Minister’s Minutes.” All are welcome to access these connecting resources via their YouTube channel.
The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a resource on Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Emotional Support Hotlines
It’s important to take care of your emotional health and well-being. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, the following services are available:
- Provincetown has a local warm line which is answered by mental health professionals from 12-7 pm daily. Call 508-309-5848 to check in with a mental health professional, or to be matched with someone to call to check in on you. This service is operated by the Provincetown COVID-19 task force.
- If you or a family/household member does not feel safe at home, please call 1-800-799-7233 for live support. If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org to chat online, or text LOVEIS to 22522.
- Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
- Call or text the Samaritans 24/7 helpline at 877-870-4673.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services maintains a list of all types of emergency hotlines.