Ways to Connect When Distancing
The Provincetown Recreation Department is holding a Virtual Recreation Challenge. Click on their website or Facebook page to participate! They are also keeping a list of ways to keep active when social distancing here and a list of online resources for families here.
Cape Cod Children’s Place is offering virtual play groups, parenting programs, and other resources through their Facebook page.
The Provincetown COVID-19 Task Force is offering a range of services:
- Drop-in Support Group - Fridays at 3 pm on Zoom. Email Donna Flax for more information or how to access.
- Buddy Support Program - for those who would like regular brief “check-in” phone calls. Call or text 508-309-5848 from 11 am – 7 pm, 7 days a week to sign up.
- Community Services - Need help with shopping? Dog Walking? Meal Drop Off? Prescription Pick-up / Drop-off? Call 617-352-5024 – 7 days a week. Calls are returned as soon as possible.
The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown has moved its worship services online. New services are posted each Sunday morning at 11 am. Rev. Kate Wilkinson is also posting daily short inspirational videos called “Minister’s Minutes.” All are welcome to access these connecting resources via their YouTube channel.
The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a resource on Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Virtual Recovery Support Resources
Crystal Free is offered via ZOOM at 5:30pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to attend, email Dan Gates in advance of the meeting.
Yoga for Addiction Recovery meets Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend, email instructor Jen Kopec.
Provincetown’s 12-Step meetings have moved online. Click here to download the Blue Jeans app to join.
Wellfleet’s SMART Recovery meetings are available online. The open recovery meeting is Mondays at 6 pm and the Family and Friends meeting is Tuesdays at 6 pm. Both meetings are open for new participants. Anyone wishing to attend should email Martha Gordon with their email address and phone number to get a link to join the meeting. For more information on SMART Recovery, check out SMARTRecovery.org.
Pause-A-While in Orleans is running meetings for folks in recovery via phone conferencing. The phone number is 1-425-436-6360, the access code is 422932. The list of meetings is available here. Here’s a nice article about the success of these meetings.
South Shore Peer Recovery is also holding virtual meetings, which can be found by visiting their website.
RecoveryBuild offers support for Cape Cod teens struggling with substance use challenges. Call 774-487-5227 for more information.
Emotional Support Hotlines
It’s important to take care of your emotional health and well-being. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, the following services are available:
- Provincetown has a local warm line which is answered by mental health professionals from 12-7 pm daily. Call 508-309-5848 to check in with a mental health professional, or to be matched with someone to call to check in on you. This service is operated by the Provincetown COVID-19 task force.
- If you or a family/household member does not feel safe at home, please call 1-800-799-7233 for live support. If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org to chat online, or text LOVEIS to 22522.
- Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
- Call or text the Samaritans 24/7 helpline at 877-870-4673.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services maintains a list of all types of emergency hotlines.