If you or a family member are experiencing an urgent situation, please reach out to the appropriate resource below.
If you are experiencing an emergency (you or someone else is in immediate danger), remember 911 is appropriate for life threatening situations.
WMHS Learning Activities
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (free and confidential support to people in suicide crisis or emotional distress): 1-800-273-8255 24/7
LGBTQ+ Youth Support Line / Side by Side (support for LGBTQ+ Youth ages 14-20): 1-888-644-4390
Ready Kids Teen Crisis Hotline: 434-972-7233 (call/text)
Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) (hotline, advocacy, support, & emergency room accompaniment for victims of sexual assault). Phone: 434-977-7273
Greene County Department of Social Services (Abuse/neglect services for children and families)
Virginia Community Resources (connects people with free info on available community & statewide services). Call 2-1-1
24/7 Charlottesville Teen Hotline: 434-972-7233
Some additional resources, found on the Ready Kids website:
Stress Management Tips
- Help Happens Here – local Charlottesville tips for managing coronavirus stress
- How to Protect Your Mental Health During a Quarantine – UVA Psychologist offers tips to battle the possible dip in mood from isolation.
- How You And Your Kids Can Destress During Coronavirus – PBS Kids. Research shows that just being in the presence of a compassionate, safe adult can help kids calm down. As families, we can be “that person” for each other.
- Young Children at Home During COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care – Self-care is not selfish or indulgent—it’s how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our young children.
- Emotional Coaching Phrases for When Kids are Stressed – When our kids are upset, it can sometimes trigger us to be upset too and instead of responding to our kids, we react. Our words to our kids when they are upset can either break them down or build them up. These phrases will build your child’s emotional intelligence — these are soul-building phrases.
- Resources for Supporting Your Children’s Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic – children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. This resource offers information on supporting and protecting children’s emotional well-being as this public health crisis unfolds.
- Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures
- Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids
- Scholastic Learn at Home – 20 days of free lessons for grade PreK through 6
- 180+ Online Learning Resources – Compiled by a gifted education teacher and a school psychologist
- Brains On! Podcast – a kid-focused science podcast about understanding coronavirus and how germs spread
- Alliance for Childhood – you are not a slacker if you are sending your kids outside to play independently for hours. It is right in line with what the countries with the best academic scores in the world do daily for their students. Check out this website for the social science supporting unstructured outdoor play for children.
- Free Internet for Educational Purposes during Coronavirus Pandemic – New low-income families who connect to Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” will get 60 days of Internet service for free. Eligible families include those on public assistance programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. You cannot have an outstanding debt to Comcast in the last year.
- Thrive Women’s Healthcare – diapers, wipes, formula, and necessities for moms and babies up to 24 months at all 4 facilities (Downtown Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Culpepper, Orange)
- Donor Diapers – call 434-214-0345 for free diapering materials in Charlottesville