It goes without screaming that the world, as a whole, and America in part, is trying to cope the best they can under the deadly circumstances of the Covid-19 virus. Even if you aren’t infected it’s a dangerous world out there and those who have become somewhat disconnected from it are none-the-less still very vulnerable.
But help is ‘OUT THERE!’ One such organization is a group of what can be only called “Rescue Angels” who are circulating throughout communities nationwide – including along the Oregon Coast – to help families not only get the food they need but also how to get financial help and mental health support. Those with children are usually the most needy.
CARES…Community Outreach & Recovery Education…is providing FREE services throughout Lincoln County. They’re helping parents and their children stuck in their homes who need to learn how to cope with all the stress and strain the virus has rained down on all of us. CARES helps parents keep themselves and their children at home, teaching coping skills, how to reduce their family nervousness, how to reach out and communicate their plight and connect other families if not the whole community.
CARES group sessions start January 7th for english speaking families and starting January 8th for families who speak spanish. CARES groups completely understand what many families are going through yet workers do not ask deeply personal questions. If a family does not wish to speak with a CARES worker they can always use their email using their computer or phone to inquire about meetings or other avenues of information. One-on-one family recovery training is also available over the phone or through the internet by using ZOOM, linking to CARES.
Again, CARES personnel know what people are going through with this horrible pandemic. If you’d like additional insight on how you and your family can better manage the upset or, outright trauma, call 541-265-0403 and CARES will return your call within 24 hours. If you’re in an extreme emergency call 9-1-1 or 866-266-0288.