Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

There are resources to help you, your family, and loved ones stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19.

 

The most important things you can do to avoid getting yourself and others sick are:

  • Whenever possible, avoid close personal contact with people in public
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
  • If you are sick, stay at home.

Learn More

Call the BH-LINK 24/7 Hotline for immediate help with a substance use or mental health crisis.
 
Find the latest COVID-19 Information from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
 
Learn about Safer Drug Use Practices.

What can you do to use drugs safely right now?

You can still get the supplies that you need like naloxone, sterile syringes, and fentanyl test strips anywhere in the state. It is important to use your own supplies when using drugs because of how easy it is to spread COVID. Call or text for free delivery to your house, or to arrange a pickup.

 


Parent Support Network (PSN)

 

ABOUT:

Parent Support Network’s outreach team is available to deliver Narcan/Naloxone and fentanyl test strips to anyone’s address or location in the state. You can call or text 401-500-2998 to reach this service.

WHEN:

Monday through Friday

WHERE:

Although our physical centers are currently closed, we are available by phone and virtual meetings throughout the week.

Contact us
 


Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES)

 

ABOUT:

RICARES is doing statewide Narcan/Naloxone and fentanyl test strip delivery. You can text 401-680-0198 in advance for pick up any day.

WHEN:

Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm

WHERE:

134 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903

Contact us
 


Project Weber/RENEW

 

ABOUT:

Project Weber/RENEW are open for drop-in Naloxone distribution, as well as needle exchange, fentanyl test strips, condoms, and other basic needs. You can contact this service at 401-383-4888.

WHEN:

Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm

WHERE:

640 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907



AIDS Care Ocean State (ACOS)/Education, Needle Exchange, Counseling, Outreach, and Referral (ENCORE)

 

ABOUT:

ACOS/ENCORE are open for drop-in services for naloxone, needle exchange, safe sex packets, fentanyl test strip kits, and HIV/Hepatitis C testing. There is also free, statewide delivery services available Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm. You can contact ACOS/ENCORE at 401-781-0665.

WHEN:

Monday through Friday, 10am to 1pm; Tuesday through Thursday, 6pm to 8pm

WHERE:

557 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907



East Bay Recovery Center

 

ABOUT:

East Bay Recovery Center is open for drop-in Naloxone/Narcan distribution services. Both intramuscular and nasal kits are available and free of charge to the public.

WHEN:

Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

WHERE:

31 Railroad Ave Warren, RI 02885

Contact us

Where can you get recovery support?

 

You can still get help from Certified Peer Recovery Specialists. The following call lines are available from 8:00am to 8:00pm

 

Anchor Recovery Community Center:

Serving those in the Providence, Pawtucket, and Warwick areas. We have daily meetings.

Contact us
East Bay Recovery Community Center

Serving those in the Warren area. Also offering full-time drop-in naloxone distribution.

Contact us (English) Contact us (Español)
PSN Hope Recovery Community Center:

Serving those in the Westerly and Newport areas.

Contact us (Westerly) Contact us (Newport)
CCA Serenity Center:

Serving those in the Woonsocket area.

Contact us

Who can you call for mental health and substance use support?

 

These times may be very difficult and stressful. We have resources that can help you.

 


Behavioral Health Link (BH Link) provides assistance and resources for individuals experiencing a behavioral healthcare crisis. Call the 24/7 Hotline at 401-414-LINK (5465) or visit the BH Link Triage Center for immediate help with a substance use or mental health crisis.
Contact BH Link

Kids’ Link RI is a 24/7 Hotline for parents and caregivers to get information on behavioral health services for children in emotional crisis. Call 1-855-543-5465 to learn about options for treatment and counseling in Rhode Island.
Contact Kids’ Link RI



Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a Disaster Distress Helpline with multilingual, confidential crisis support services available to all US and US territory residents. Call the Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

SAMHSA has also compiled a list of guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, and communities affected by the current COVID-19 situation.

Contact us Text TalkWithUs

Where can I get Online Recovery Support?

 

Finding a recovery community right now may be difficult. But, some organizations are offering online recovery support.

Below, you can find recovery resources, like podcasts, blogs, and social media apps as well as virtual recovery meetings happening every day.

SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Resources

SAMHSA has compiled a list of virtual resources which describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders . It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.

In The Rooms

In The Rooms is a global recovery community, offers access to daily recovery support meetings including 12-Step Fellowships, SMART Recovery, Recovery Dharma, and many others.

Unity Recovery

Unity Recovery offer free virtual recovery meetings using a Zoom platform five times a day.

Tips for staying connected

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation shares tips for staying connected and safeguarding your recovery, with online support meetings, podcasts/blogs, mobile apps, social media groups, and movie/video suggestions.

How I’m Coping with COVID-19

How I’m Coping with COVID-19 and Social Isolation as a Person in Long-Term Recovery offers first-hand tips from a person in long-term recovery.

More Resources

 

Safer Drug Use Resources

Learn about how to be prepared with this resource from HarmReduction.org.

Also available en Español.

Harm Reduction Providers

Learn more about what you can do if you are a harm reduction provider with this educational resource from HarmReduction.org

Coping with Stress

It is normal for anyone, including teens, to feel stressed by COVID-19. These are tips for coping with that stress.