COVID-19: Response Resources for Wisconsinites

If you are having an emergency, call 911.

For questions or immediate needs on COVID-19, you can:

Do you have symptoms of COVID-19? Have you been exposed? Get tested.


Resources from Wisconsin state agencies.

Guidance for public meetings during a public health emergency.

Sources of support: Helplines, hotlines, and virtual meetings

Across Wisconsin, people are experiencing increased stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, support organizations are working hard to serve more people than ever before. Be persistent and patient and remember: You are not alone and it is OK to ask for help. There are many organizations ready to help. Visit Resilient Wisconsin to learn how to manage stress and adapt to change.

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National Disaster Distress Helpline
Speak to a trained counselor

800-985-5990 / 800-846-8517 (TTY)

HOPELINE Text Service
Connect with someone who cares

Text HOPELINE to 741741


For caregivers

Eldercare Locator
Find help in your community

Caregiver Help Desk
Support to keep you and your loved ones safe

For essential and frontline workers

Support from retired law enforcement officers who understand the stressors of law enforcement careers

For the Frontlines​
Connect with a crisis counselor
Text FRONTLINE to 741741

Physician Support Line
Support for doctors facing mental health challenges

Safe Call Now
Connect with resources to help you through a crisis

For farmers and farm families

Wisconsin Farm Center
Support for farmers and their families

24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline
Connect with licensed mental health professionals

For LGBTQ+ community

LGBT National ​Hotline

Trans Lifeline

The Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth
Text START to 678678

For parents and families

Boys Town National Hotline
Connect with a counselor
Text VOICE to 20121

National Parent Helpline
Get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent

For people with mental health concerns

A Guide to Sources of Support During COVID-19, P-02670 (PDF)

Hotlines and helplines

Wisconsin Peer-Run Respites
Speak with someone who knows what you are going through

  • Iris Place: 920-815-3217
  • Monarch House: 715-505-5641
  • Solstice House: 608-244-5077

Wisconsin Peer-Run Recovery Centers
Speak with someone who knows what you are going through

  • Cornucopia: 608-249-7477
  • The Friendship Connection: 608-339-6810
  • The Gathering Place: 920-430-9187
  • RAVE Recovery Avenue: 608-785-9615
  • The Wellness Shack: 715-855-7705

Cope Hotline
Support for people in emotional distress

Milwaukee Warmline
Support for people living with a mental health concern

NAMI Helpline
Get support for mental health concerns
800-950-NAMI (6264)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Speak with a counselor

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America
Support for people impacted by psychosis

Virtual meetings

All Wisconsin counties have a behavioral health crisis hotline. Find the phone number for your county.


For people with substance use concerns

A Guide to Sources of Support During COVID-19, P-02670 (PDF)

Helplines and hotlines

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline
Connect with support services in your area

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Find treatment services in your community

Virtual meetings

Find tools and resources for 12-step recovery program participants

Adult Children of Alcoholics
Support for people who grew up with harmful substance use in the home

Al-Anon Electronic Meetings
Find online meetings for those affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup
Find meetings and recovery resources for people living with alcohol use disorder

Bridge Club Virtual Meetings
Support for women and members of the LGBTQ+ community

Crystal Meth Anonymous
Support for people seeking recovery from methamphetamine addiction

Cocaine Anonymous Online
Support for people seeking recovery from cocaine addiction

Families Anonymous Virtual Meetings
Support for those affected by a loved one’s harmful substance use

Heroin Anonymous
Support for people in recovery from heroin addiction

In The Rooms
Find meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues

Support for queer and trans people in recovery

Marijuana Anonymous
Support for people seeking recovery from marijuana addiction

Narcotics Anonymous
Support for people seeking recovery from opioid addiction

Recovery Dharma
Support for people on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles

Refuge Recovery Online Meetings
Find recovery support meetings

SMART Recovery
Participate in meetings, peer message boards, and 24/7 live chat

Sober Mommies
Support for mothers in and contemplating recovery from substance use/misuse (Facebook group)

Wisconsin Voices for Recovery
Participate in twice weekly meetings for all people in recovery

All Wisconsin counties have a behavioral health crisis hotline. Find the phone number for your county.

For people with physical abuse, emotional abuse, or violence in the home

Wisconsin Elder Abuse Hotline
Protect yourself or someone you love from any form of elder abuse

CARES Warmline
Support for sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking concerns
414-748-2592 (Call or text)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Support for people experiencing domestic violence
800-799-SAFE (7233)
Text LOVEIS to 22522

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Connect to a sexual assault service provider in your area

The StrongHearts Native Helpline
Support and advocacy for American Indians and Alaska Natives living with domestic and dating violence
844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

For service members and veterans

R&R House
Speak with a veteran who understands what you are going through

Veterans Crisis Line
Support for veterans struggling to cope with life's challenges
800-273-8255, press 1

For youth and young adults

Support for teens experiencing a mental health challenge
Text TEEN to 839863

Your Life, Your Voice
Connect with a counselor
Text VOICE to 20121

Last Revised: July 24, 2020