The Houston Hope Line is now the sole remaining free service that is an alternative to a traditional crisis hotline and provides community members, who are experiencing mental health distress, with peer support and referrals to local resources that are matched to their needs. The Houston Health department previously had a COVID specific ?hot-line,' but the line is no longer in operation. The Houston Hope Line is a free service that acts as a ?warmline' to serve Houstonians who may need an extra listening ear and offers a new way for Houstonians to combat stress, anxiety and isolation that comes from feeling down or lonely, especially during the extremely volatile time battling COVID-19.
"Navigating the mental health care system is difficult and somewhat frightening. The Houston Hope Line offers those in distress an easily accessible starting point for help," says Dr. Matthew Stanford, CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute.
Features and benefits of the Houston Hope Line include.
The Houston Hope Line is available daily (Monday through Sunday) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is free for all people. For more information on the Houston Hope Line, visit www.houstonhopeline.com
ABOUT THE HOPE AND HEALING CENTER & INSTITUTE (HHCI)
The Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) was founded in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by St. Martin's Episcopal Church to "help people broken by life's circumstances."
The Hope and Healing Center & Institute is Greater Houston's frontline resource for access to mental health services and support.
Through peer support and referrals, our mental health clinic, community education and training, we are Greater Houston's hub for mental health and wellness.
Visit us at www.hopeandhealingcenter.org
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