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CARRYING ON AMID COVID-19

In the fast-changing public safety environment, we want to state what the Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation is doing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and to ensure the safety of those with whom we interact.

These practices are consistent with those recommended by the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, the National Institute of Health, as well as state and county guidelines.

Our staff members are taking precautions to protect their health, as well as that of their loved ones. We are implementing extra measures to clean and disinfect our Grayslake DryHootch Drop-In Center. Furthermore, we have canceled all LCVFSF scheduled meetings and events.  All our staff interactions are being handled through Zoom.

As the crisis continues, our Drop-In Center hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday will continue to be staffed by a skeleton crew for emergency and crisis needs. We encourage those needing assistance or who have questions to call us.  Please do not make a physical visit without calling and setting up a time. We will continue to staff our Drop-In Center to be available for anyone who wants to call.

Call us at 847-986-4622 if you have questions or concerns.

Re-opening updates

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is ready to initiate its re-entry plan, aligned with the reopening of services in Illinois and Wisconsin that were postponed due to the coronavirus. The facility, the nation’s first fully integrated health care center serving veterans alongside service members and their families, begins resuming select services June 29.

Lovell FHCC will be expanding face-to-face primary care and all specialty care at the main campus and its community-based outpatient clinic in McHenry. Its community-based outpatient clinics in Evanston and Kenosha will continue to provide care over the phone and through virtual tools and will begin to restore face-to-face appointments for across-the-board services soon.

Read The Very Latest Updates from Lovell FHCC

COVID 19 Corona Virus Resources

Know about how to access online support groups, so you can keep social distance, while staying connected. Here are a variety of online support groups:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Online Intergroup: 608-222-8989 (24-hour helpline) or http://aa-intergroup.org/. Online meetings in a variety of formats including email, chat/text, audio/video, discussion forums, and telephone. ·

SMART Recovery: https://www.smartrecovery.org. A science-based addiction recovery support group with a focus on building and maintaining the motivation to change; coping with urges to use; managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors; and living a balanced, positive, and healthy life. Groups offered in-person and online.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): https://adaa.org/adaa-online-support-group. Anonymous online peer-to-peer anxiety and depression support group.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): www.supportgroupscentral.com/dbsa. Online support groups provide people living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by someone living with a mood disorder.

DepressionTribe Support Group: https://support.therapytribe.com/depression-support-group/. Online peer-to-peer support group for individuals living with the challenge of depression or bipolar disorder.

TheTribe Wellness Community: https://support.therapytribe.com/. Online, peer-to-peer support group for individuals living with the daily challenge of anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Hope & Harmony for People with Bipolar Disorder: https://www.bphope.com/. Social media (Facebook) group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/356671624851872/? ref=pages_profile_groups_tab&source_id=146904598668409) to provide support and resources for people diagnosed with bipolar, looking for information about a possible bipolar disorder diagnosis, and looking for help supporting a friend or family member with this mental health condition.

Hopeline Center for Suicide Awareness Free National Text line: https://centerforsuicideawareness.org/hopeline/ Free 24/7 text crisis line, staffed with peers who offer support to help you cool down from a hot moment.

Mental Health America Support Groups: https://www.mhanational.org/findsupport-groups. Community and online support group resources.

The National Suicide Prevention Crisis Line. 1-800-273-8255 or on line https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Providing free, 24/7, confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals.

Covid19 Lake County Updates
For specific Corona Virus Updates relevant to Lake County, IL, click HERE.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Call 1-800-950-6264 or email .