COVID Guide Resources

Note: since the Alliance and much of our supporter base is located in Washington state, many of these resources are specific to that area.

Explore the menus below for a curated list of resources

+ Suicide
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-8255.

Crisis Connections: Individuals in crisis in King County should call 866-427-4747 or text 211. Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional, and financial crisis to services that will be of help. They serve all people, with an emphasis on King County. Learn more about Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Washington state. ERPOs are legal orders that can temporarily remove firearms from individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others.

Voluntary waiver of firearm rights: Washington residents can fill out this simple form to voluntarily request that they be placed on a list of individuals ineligible to purchase firearms. This unique policy allows individuals who know they may be at risk of suicide to take their safety into their own hands.

Washington Safe Storage Map: Out-of-home firearm storage can be especially helpful to people in crisis. The businesses and law enforcement agencies listed on this map are willing to consider requests for temporary, voluntary firearm storage.

+ Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm ET.

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ youth: call 1-866-488-7386 and text 1-202-304-1200

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 press 1 text 838255

“Warmlines”: Dial 211 to be connected to trained volunteers—often with lived experience—who can provide support. These volunteers are not trained crisis counselors.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline: Call 1-800-662-4375 (available in English and Spanish)

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline: 1-800-931-2237 Monday through Thursday, 9am to 9pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm ET.

Recovery Village Ridgefield – Online recovery meetings can help you keep in touch with your support group so you can safely connect and work together during COVID-19.

+ Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: If you or a loved one is experiencing abuse, call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or  1-800-787-3224 (TTY) for anonymous, confidential help 24/7.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual assault, call 1-800-4673 for free, confidenital help 24/7. Domestic violence and firearms are a deadly combination. Learn more about domestic violence protection orders and firearm surrender orders in your state. Learn more about protection orders in Washington state.

Remote filing of protection orders in Seattle and Kent: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, individuals can file for protective orders online.

WSCADV programs: Find Domestic Violence programs and support in your region in Washington state.

WSCADV Friends and Family Guide: How to help someone in an abusive relationship.

YWCA: YWCA is the largest network of domestic and sexual violence service providers in the nation.

Recovery Village Ridgefield – Explores sexual abuse and addiction.

+ Unintentional Shootings Learn more about the risk of unintentional shootings and how to prevent them.

King County’s Lock It Up Program: Learn more about safe storage devices, why they’re important, and where to buy them.

Washington Safe Storage Map: Out-of-home firearm storage can be especially helpful to people in crisis. The businesses and law enforcement agencies listed on this map are willing to consider requests for temporary, voluntary firearm storage.

The Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center: connects families directly to vacant child care slots, with a specific focus on essential workers, first responders and families using child care subsidies to pay for care. Call 1-800-446-1114 for more information.


+ Basic Needs

Food Lifeline: Find a food bank, food pantry, or hot meal program in your neighborhood.

King County Emergency Food Access Resources: Information about food access programs and services from King County Public Health.

Unemployment Benefits in Washington State: Information from King County

King County COVID-19 Financial Help: Information about unemployment, workers’ compensation, and more.

Resources for immigrants: OneAmerica has compiled resources on education, unemployment, well-being, and more.

+ Virus Questions

King County Call Center: If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you’re a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact our novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977.  The call center will be open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM PST.

Washington State Call Center: The Washington State Dept. of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.