We are here for you
We know that this is a scary time full of uncertainty for everyone. We want to make sure all of you are staying safe by practicing social distancing, washing your hands, remaining inside as much as you can, and covering your mouth and nose if you need to go out. Know that AFC is here for you, and you can connect to us through phone or email. You can email your care team directly or call 212-206-0574, and staff will connect you to whomever you need.
It makes sense to feel anxious and overwhelmed right now. Make sure that every day you talk to people that you care about, you keep in touch with people who support you, and you do at least one thing each day that makes you happy.
If, at any point, you feel scared or worried about keeping yourself or someone else safe, please know that there are resources, including AFC, that you may contact for more support. Below is a list of services you can call if you feel at all unsafe.
- Trevor Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4-U-TREVOR) – A 24-hour hotline for crisis & suicide prevention for LGBTQ Youth. www.thetrevorproject.org
- Anti-Violence Project (AVP): –(212-714-1141) a 24-hour bilingual hotline offering support for LGBTQ people in crisis regarding intimate partner violence, sexual assault, bias, and HIV related violence. www.avp.org
- 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) - free, confidential 24/7 helpline available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and access to 200 additional translation services. PRiv suicide prevention and crisis counseling, peer support and short-term counseling via telephone, text and web referrals and warm transfer to other services. Crisis & Suicide Hotline 24/7 hotline (516-679-1111)
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 - Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-4357 - confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
BE Well and stay safe