COVID-19: Important Phone Number and Resources
Apr. 15 2020

COVID-19: Important Phone Number and Resources

COVID-19: Important Phone Number and Resources

  • Local Resources
    • Oneida County Department of Family and Community Services (DSS) Helpline – call 315-798-5439
    • Oneida County Health Department COVID Helpline – call 315-798-5431
    • Health Clinic-Related Questions (including Hepatitis A,TB or Immunizations)- call 315-798-5747
    • Office for the Aging Helpline- call 315-798-5439
    • Childcare Helpline – call 315-223-7850 x2222
    • Court Emergencies Helpline – call 833-503-0447
    • Volunteering Interest – email:
    • Rome Connected Community Schools – food pantry or to volunteer/donate call or text 315-533-5723 or 315-982-2520
    • Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) – call 315-732-6228
  • State Resources:
    • Novel Coronavirus Hotline – New York State Department of Health – call 888-364-3065
    • OASAS hotline (for alcohol and substance use assistance):  call 1-877-8HOPENY
  • National Hotlines:
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – call 800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Crisis Text Line – text NAMI to 741-741
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline – call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline – call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
    • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline – call 800-985-5990
    • NAMI Helpline – call 800-950-NAMI (6264)
    • The Trevor Project – call 866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 (national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth)
    • SAMHSA hotline to find alcohol and substance abuse treatment:  1800-662-4357
    • 24/7 helpline for first responders 1-888-731-3473
  • Local Mental Health Clinic Information: 


COVID-19: Activities and Tips for De-stressing

Feeling Stressed?

  • Acknowledge the stress, know that any anxiety and fear is normal. Take this time to talk to others about your feelings whether it be on the phone, Facetime, or Skype.
  • When you notice that your stress is high, a simple technique is to take some deep breaths. It can be very helpful to practice deep breathing. It can be practiced anywhere, at any time.
  • Take a break from the news.


Coping Resources:


Free/Discounted Workouts from Home:

  • Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety:
    • “Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety.” – Mary & Rick NurrieStearns 
  • Peloton– offering 90-days free on its app. This app includes floor workouts, yoga, and meditation classes.
  • The Daily Burn– offering a 30-day free trial period. This is designed to make you feel like you are in a class while you’re home alone.
  • Blink Fitness– offering Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET.
  • Orangetheory– offering 30 minute workout videos each day
  • 305 Fitness – offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube.
  • Gold’s Gym– offering over 600 audio and visual workouts for free on their app through the end of May.
  • Planet Fitness– live streaming “Work-Ins” at 7 p.m. ET everyday on Facebook.
  • Retro Fitness– offering free daily live stream classes on its Facebook page that are available weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.
  • CorePower Yoga– offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes.


 At Home with Kids:


Uplifting Affirmations/Quotes:

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” -Thich Nhat Hanh


“We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.” -John H. Groberg


“Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” -Napoleon Hill


“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H Schuller


“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” -Lee Iacocca


“When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” -Henry Ford


“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan


“Don’t just learn, experience. Don’t just read, absorb. Don’t just change, transform. Don’t just relate, advocate. Don’t just promise, prove. Don’t just criticize, encourage. Don’t just think, ponder. Don’t just take, give. Don’t just see, feel. Don’t just dream, do. Don’t just hear, listen. Don’t just talk, act. Don’t just tell, show. Don’t just exist, live.” –Roy T. Bennett


“Breath is the power behind all things…. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” -Tao Porchon-Lynch


“Simply let experience take place very freely, so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.” -Tsoknyi Rinpoche


“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” -Robert Eliot


“Worrying doesn’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.” -Karen Salmansohn