We're not new to this we're true to this
Thank you for changing lives and strengthening our community. We find ourselves again on the front lines as the COVID-19 pandemic has touched us all. COVID-19 represents a new and additional disparity that sits atop the already existing mental health and social justice issues
that have been at the heart of our organizational mission for over 100 years.
The City of Austin has included us in their city-wide shelter in home mandate as First
Why does this matter?
As our community confronts the impact shaping up through COVID-19, the social and economic disparities are highlighted by insufficient health care, internet deserts, food scarcity, job loss, as well as a conscripted workforce. YWCA Greater Austin understands that meeting basic human needs, including food, shelter, mental and medical care, are key to the well-being of the community and a determinant to survival.
Caring for Our Mental Health During COVID-19
We are dedicated to providing quality mental health care and fighting oppression. We know these go hand in hand. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress for many of us in our work, in our personal lives, and in our communities. We hope the resources shared on this page will help you to feel connected, supported, and validated.
We want you to know YWCA Greater Austin remains steadfast in our commitment to provide service to those most in need.
Steps we have taken:
- Expanded Telemental Health Services to provide multicultural and linguistically appropriate trauma-informed mental health therapy remotely.
- Increased Scope of Care Coordination for current and new clients.
- Transitioned all Training Online including CEU's, mental health, professional/personal development, and social justice.
- Expanded our General Phone Line to include an Early Intervention Warmline at 512-548-YWCA (9922) to address the dramatic volume and broader range of calls. This FREE Warmline service will ensure that all callers are responded to and placed with the right resource even if it falls outside our service area.