Having someone to talk to, whether it’s simply to talk about the weather, a tasty recipe or thoughts that have been weighing on you, connecting with someone can help. The power of human connection is just a phone call away.
Your community is here for you and ready to connect.
Reach out to your support network. Remember, your family, friends, or neighbors can be a good source of support.
Call the Leaven Warmline to connect with a trained volunteer who wants to listen to what you are going through at 920-931-2572
Call Volunteer Fox Cities to get connected with a volunteer Phone Pal based on how often you want to talk at 920-832-9360.
Call United Way’s 2-1-1 for access to health and human services. Dial 2-1-1. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7/365. Click here for more information.
Though our offices are closed to the public, services are available by calling the numbers listed.
During the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley is continuing to provide a diverse array of services.
The Center for Suicide Awareness is a non-profit organization that offers support groups for all ages of those who have lost a loved one to suicide, those who have attempted suicide, and for family members. We offer presentations for schools in helping students cope and know warning signs of suicide. We also offer training for educators, healthcare professionals, police, the video gaming community and others.
Diverse & Resilient’s Room to Be Safe LGBTQ Anti-Violence Program provides free, confidential emotional support, intimate partner violence and sexual assault advocacy services, safety planning in an unsafe environment, and connection to resources and community to youth and adults who identify as LGBTQ+.
Could you use some extra encouragement and understanding on your journey caring for a loved one? Join us and start getting extra support now! We will be meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Mosaic Family Health located at 229 South Morrison St., Appleton, WI 54911. Parking is free for attendees in the Mosaic parking lot located directly in front of the building. All caregivers are welcome.
We have a couple outreach and engagement opportunities for older adults in Menasha and surrounding areas. Give us a phone call or check out our website, Chatter, or Facebook page for more information on the types of programs and activities.
During these hard times, many don’t understand or know about resources for farmers. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to that understands the lifestyle, the financial difficulties, and the stress that goes with the uncertainty. I have worked with farmers for the past 16 years bringing health screenings to the farm. I grew up a dairy farmer and saw my parents lose their farm in the 80’s, so I’ve lived it. I can’t fix the crisis but I can listen. I can give suggestions that may help and help you make a plan moving forward. I’m here as a listening ear and friend – without judgement.
Additionally, we provide preventative health screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure. Call to schedule an in home health screening at 715-524-1488.
Phone Care calls to Home-bound and Long Term Care Facility Residents to listen, encourage and (Scripture Reading & Prayer if requested).
Hand written encouragement notes to Home-bound and Long Term Care Facilities Residents.
Windows of Prayer….Scripture Reading and Prayer at screened door or windows of Home-bound and Long Term Care Facilities Residents.
The Thompson Center on Lourdes is dedicated to the mental, physical and emotional well being of older adults. Although we are currently closed we are available for check-in calls. We’re looking into ways to create virtual programming in the areas of wellness, education and social.
Educational resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension including:
Online stress management classes (*coming soon)
Stress Management and Mental Health Resources
Food Safety Information
Opportunities to join community support groups with a focus of navigating during this time
Phone Pals is a confidential telephone outreach program that is safe and easy to join, giving those home alone the warm, human contact they crave for social support. Phone Pals is staffed by vetted volunteers with a listening ear and a warm chat, ready to share a laugh and a story. Volunteers are trained to respect your privacy and we do our best to match like interests to develop a human connection. To get connected with a waiting volunteer, call 920-832-9360, Mon.-Fri. or visit www.volunteerfoxcities.org to sign up.