CalHOPE delivers crisis support for communities impacted by a national disaster. This is a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and run by the California Department of Health Care Services.
Mission: CalHOPE builds community resiliency and helps people recover from disasters through free outreach, crisis counseling, and support services.
-Individual and Group Crisis Counseling and Support
-Individual and Public Education
-Community Networking and Support
-Connection to Resources
-Media and Public Service Announcements
Caring for Your Mental HealthAre you feeling stressed by COVID-19? Help is a phone call away. Call the CalHOPE Warm Line. You can talk to people like yourself and get emotional support and coping tricks. They can also connect you with resources to help during these uncertain times. Learn more at www.calhope.org. You can connect with CalHope by phone at (833) 316-HOPE or Live Chat in various languages.
What can you do to cope with stress?
Everyone experiences stress differently and it affects our bodies, thoughts and emotions. Healthy ways to deal with stress include:
-Keeping your daily routine even if it looks different for now. Focus on the simple things. Remember to eat, shower, sleep, play, etc.
-Getting outside and into nature. This could be as simple as watching a sunset, walking the dog or going for a hike. All of these things are possible to do while practicing social distancing.
-Remembering to bring yourself back into the present when you are stuck worrying about what could happen. Mindfulness tools, such as breathing, guided meditation or journaling about the things you are grateful for are all ways to think about the present moment.
Salinas Valley Dream Academy
Salinas Valley Dream Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth leadership organization that is inspiring, engaging, and empowering high school students to strive for higher education while at the same time becoming active participants and servant leaders in their community. It is composed of 100 students each year from throughout the Salinas Valley who participate in various activities and life-changing experiences designed to sharpen their understanding of the potential they have to live powerful lives and positively impact the community around them. As part of the Academy, students hold Saturday meetings at the Cesar Chavez Library in East Salinas where they participate in team-building and leadership activities, engage community leaders as part of a dynamic speakers’ series, participate in community service activities, visit and explore numerous colleges and universities, and fundraise to take a year-end educational trip to the East Coast. In short, Dream Academy envisions a community where youth are inspired to dream and empowered to act.
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