We developed this list during the COVID-19 crisis, to help our community stay positive and healthy.

First and foremost – if you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, you can contact:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
    or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 or call 1-800-846-8517

  • Santa Clara County’s 24/7 Behavioral Health Services Department call center: 1-800-704-0900.
    Crisis Text Line: Text RENEW to 741741

  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline 24/7: 1-855-278-4204

  • Uplift Family Services’ crisis intervention team provides 24-hour intervention to children and teens in Santa Clara County who are in acute psychological crisis. (This is for acute crises.) If you have a child in crisis, call the Mobile Crisis Program’s 24-hour crisis hotline at (408) 379-9085 or toll-free 1-877-41-CRISIS.

Emergency Alerts and Air Quality Data

Other resources for stressful times:

Especially for older adults:

  • Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line: 1-800-971-0016. The Friendship Line is for people over the age of 60. It’s a crisis intervention hotline and warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls.

  • LGBT Elder Hotline-SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders. “A Place to Call When You Need to Talk.” 1-888-234-SAGE or

  • California Senior Hotline: 1-833-544-2374. The state of California is establishing this hotline in partnership with AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association to assuage the loneliness and anxiety that the state’s older residents may feel during the pandemic as they are self-isolating.

For older adults in need of food assistance:

A great one-stop location for ways to give help or get help in the South Bay:

To keep the positive energy going, try these resources: