Miscellaneous Resources

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  1. Limited Internet Access
  2. Contact the Social Security Administration
  3. Mental Health

 


Limited Internet Access

Millions of Americans who are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid are also eligible for the Federal Communications Commision’s Lifeline program. The Lifeline program is the primary federal program charged with helping low-income families obtain broadband and telephone services. To increase awareness about the program, I sent a letter along with my colleagues urging the FCC to work with other federal agencies and ensure that those who are eligible have the information they need. Learn more about the Lifeline program here.

Several other broadband resources are available at little to no cost while the current public health crisis continues. Find available resources here.

 


Contact the Social Security Administration

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Social Security Offices are currently only offering phone services. Here is a link to find your local field office. If you know which office you are trying to reach, please find the number below:

  • Austin Peay Highway office: 1-855-420-8557
  • Monroe Avenue office: 1-866-336-2212
  • South Third St office: 1-855-782-9155

More information about the Social Security Administration and its current services in light of the coronavirus outbreak may be found here.

 


Mental Health

Almost every aspect of our daily lives has been altered in recent weeks, and many in our community are facing extreme health and financial strain due to this disease. It is extremely important that we take care of our mental health in this time. Here are some resources that are available to you:

Here are some phone numbers you can call if you need help:

  • Disaster stress hotline: 1-800-985-5990
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233