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In an effort to alleviate the stressors and isolation created by COVID-19, YWCA Greater Austin is providing a Warmline to assist people who may want to speak with someone to feel connected. The Warmline is staffed by volunteer mental health professionals and peers with shared experiences that have been trained in providing emotional support and assistance.

The Warmline is for people with emerging non-emergency thoughts and feelings that have arisen or have been exacerbated by the current health crisis and who may benefit from receiving emotional support and a space for connection. YWCA understands that connection to others and emotional support are basic human needs and help to cope in difficult situations. The Warmline is designed to prevent a mental health crisis.

If you have felt out of sorts, confused, preoccupied, extra stressed, scared, lonely, anxious, isolated, or just feel like talking with someone about the challenges you are facing, please call our Warmline. Our caring trained team offers non-judgmental and confidential support. No need to go through this alone, we are here for you!

For other YWCA Greater Austin services, please call 512-326-1222.

Need immediate Help?

National Domestic Violence Hotline

800-799-7233

https://www.thehotline.org/

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)

800-656-4673

http://www.rainn.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Integral Care 

https://integralcare.org/en/home/

National Warmline Directory 

https://bit.ly/3marnZb

Interested in Volunteering?

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The need of our Central Texas neighbors is on-going.YWCA Greater Austin continues to train mental health professionals and people with shared experiences to staff our Warmline. The Warmline has been developed as a response to the increase in calls from people needing a space to talk about the stressors and isolation related to COVID-19, but not necessarily seeking therapy. Through the Warmline, people can share their experiences, receive emotional support and/or get connected to YWCA services if they choose.

Interested in volunteering to work the Warmline? 

Contact Bri Hamlyn at bri@ywcaaustin.org.