Special Guidance and Resources for Recovery Support Providers
- Kansas City COVID-19 Isolation Center Opens – This Isolation Center is for adults over 18 who have tested positive for COVID-19. Those who have not been tested, who have tested negative, or who are medically fragile are not eligible for this center. Call (816) 296-6005, available 7am-7pm everyday, to note that you wish to secure an isolation center room for an individual who has received a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result. Download the guidelines and intake forms.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information from the Missouri Department of Mental Health
- COVID-19 Guidance for Behavioral Health Residential Facilities, National Council for Behavioral Health
- COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders, National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Personal Protection Equipment Order Form for gloves, masks, etc. from the Missouri Health Care Coalition.
- For Kansas City area providers, PPE is also available from MARC-sponsored www.masksforkc.com.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
- Financial Relief for Behavioral Health Organizations Available In Response to the Pandemic– follow the links in the news article for more information regarding the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan or the Paycheck Protection Program.
COVID-19 Testing in Kansas City
Everyday preventive actions can help to protect against respiratory illnesses
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
- Staying home when you are sick
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice), especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place
- Avoiding touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue (not your hand), then throwing the tissue in the trash
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces (countertops, doorknobs, faucets, desks, light switches, cell phones, remote controls).
Free Online Meetings and Virtual Platforms
- 12 Steps.org – Listing of online 12-step meetings on various platforms
- Adult Children of Alcoholics – Phone and Online Meetings
- Al-Anon Electronic Meetings – This forum and recovery chat room for Narcotics Anonymous members features voice chat, Skype, and text chat meetings connecting people from around the world.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – AA meetings via telephone or online
- Bridge Club Virtual Meetings – Meetings that are specifically focused on women and LGBTQIA+ folks who are sober or interested in sobriety.
- Families Anonymous Virtual Meetings – Online meetings for parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, significant others, other family members and friends of those with a current, suspected or former drug problem.
- In The Rooms (Online Meetings) – An online platform supporting a wide range of 12-step and non-12 step meetings
- Narcotics Anonymous – Many meetings via online
- SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Resources – Resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.
- SMART Recovery Online Community – Message board, chat room, online meetings, and online library.
- Sober Grid – The largest mobile sober community with free online social networking
- The Temper – An online publication/site that explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and
recovery. Includes links to resource
- WEconnect and Unity Recovery – Online meetings are held seven days a week at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 10pm CST.
- NA Meetings by Phone – http://meetings.nabyphone.com/
AA Meetings by Phone – http://aaphonemeetings.org