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Help is closer than you think, you just need to reach out.
A group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice.
Support groups are forming and running throughout Will County. If you or a loved one is struggling with any form of substance abuse, please reach out to one of the support groups and get help. Do it for those who care about you, and most importantly, for you. Click the link below to see our ever growing list of Support Groups in Will County.
The Will county united way foundation and covid-19
To seek assistance we encourage one to call our 24/7 Helpline operated by Crisis Line of Will County; Phone: 815-722-3344; Website: www.willfinduhelp.org.
We also have a Community Resource document that is a compilation of services available and refers to common questions received by our office. This document and information will soon be on our website https://uwwill.org.
Opportunities to Help
In order to assess the opportunities to help, we are actively working with community-based partners on identifying their needs. Currently, we have a survey gathering the in-kind needs, unforeseen hardships, and changes to hours of operations or programs for local organizations. Initial findings are consistent:
• 65% report financial needs to assist with operations and programs due to increased cleaning/sanitizing costs and/or cancellation of fundraising events.
• 70% report a critical lack of cleaning, sanitizing and proper Personal Protection Equipment including masks and gloves.
• Organizations that rely on volunteer support are experiencing volunteer shortages.
As we continue our outreach efforts, these opportunities will continue to unfold. Our Online Volunteer Center: https://uwwill.galaxydigital.com/, is currently equipped with an on-going list of in-kind donations needed, as well as a link for volunteers to give their time.
Will County COVID-19 Response Fund
With the surge in unforeseen needs, it is critical that these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at the highest capacity. A donation to the Will County COVID-19 Response Fund will support the agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis.
• Will County COVID-19 Response Fund Link: https://www.uwwill.org
Together, we will get through this crisis, and be stronger as a community. Stay safe and healthy!
Will county substance abuse prevention coalition
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