Hope4NC Crisis Counseling Program
Hope4NC is launching a Crisis Counseling Program in 15 counties in Western North Carolina, through Vaya & RHA Health Services. Hope4NC is a free, N.C. Department of Health & Human Services program funded by FEMA to help people affected by the COVID-19 crisis. A 24/7 Helpline offers emotional support, referrals to local resources and services.
When the Helpline cannot address a person’s concerns in a single call, individuals are referred to Crisis Counselors in individual counties.
Our region’s Hope4NC Crisis Counselor through RHA, Peter Tamm, can offer Individuals:
- A free, confidential service with no personal data collection or reporting.
- Personal contact & multiple follow-ups.
- Short-term counseling & emotional support.
- Help connecting with local services & resources.
- Help managing stress and building coping skills & resilience.
- Assessment & Referral to Mental Health, Disability or Substance Abuse services.
He can also offer Service Providers, Organizations & Community Groups:
- An additional resource to work with individual clients.
- Public Education – presentations on Dealing with Crisis, Mental Health, Grief & Loss, Coping Skills, Managing Stress and Building Resilience.
- Support Groups, open or targeted (first responders, teachers, nurses, firemen, seniors, etc.)
- Outreach & Community Networking – attending meetings/events to spread the word, answer questions and address concerns.
Call or text “hope” to 1-855-587-3463 for free and confidential emotional support, counseling referrals, and community resources. Mr. Tamm can also be reached at the RHA Prevention Resource Center at 828-348-2641, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.