News Release from Marion County
April 7th, 2020 2:06 PM
Salem, OR – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our community, Marion County Health & Human Services has established a warmline for community members to call for support and find out about available resources that may be helpful.
The line will be in operation starting Wednesday, April 8, and will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 503-576-4602.
Marion County staff answering calls to the warmline will be able to help community members address the challenges they are facing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Resources they will be able to assist with include:
• Available financial supports for utilities and rent;
• Resources for mental health care;
• Information about food pantries and food boxes; and
• Entertainment resources and ideas to beat cabin fever.
The resources available through the warmline will be updated frequently as the needs of the community continue to change.
The warmline is not intended to replace a crisis hotline. Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis, such as suicidal thoughts, should call a crisis hotline such as the Marion County Psychiatric Crisis Center at 503-585-4949 or the Northwest Human Services Crisis Hotline 503-581-5535 or 800-560-5535, both of which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Additional information about the novel coronavirus is available online at COVID-19.MCHealth.net.