COVID-19: Community Support from Lines for Life

We are here to provide emotional support around the impacts of COVID-19. Many people are struggling with concerns about the virus, questions about vaccine eligibility and efficacy, and  the ongoing economical and societal impacts of COVID-19 restrictions.

Our Behavioral Health Support Line can help with emotional support, and connect you to longer-term counseling services in the community if appropriate.

The COVID-19 virus has exacerbated long-term inequalities in health care for communities of color and reveals how healthcare systems and practices have historically left these communities behind.

The Racial Equity Support Line is led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of race-based violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day. Unfortunately, we live in a culture where race-based bias, violence, and discrimination happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities are not getting the same kind of treatment as others. Contact the Racial Equity Support Line at 503-575-3764.

Lines for Life acknowledges the fear, worry, and anticipation regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout and eligibility. As we wait for more information about additional public access to the vaccine, we encourage:

  • Continuing to wear face-coverings when outside of our homes
  • Avoiding gathering indoors with those outside your household
  • Staying home if you feel sick

For additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including where to get a vaccine appointment, visit Oregon Health Authority’s web page.

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