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LAST UPDATED: March 7, 2021
While these are unprecedented times everyone is facing, we at RI Hospitality Association understand the challenges ahead of us. We have compiled a list of Support Resources available to all Rhode Islanders.
Because of the challenges presented by COVID-19, ServSafe has developed a number of free resources aimed at keeping our workers and the dining public safe.
- ServSafe Reopening Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions
- ServSafe Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions
- ServSafe Takeout: COVID-19 Precautions
Anchor Recovery offers daily recovery meetings online with recovery coaches. The schedule can be found at: www.anchorrecovery.org.
It is important to take care of behavioral health during this crisis
Free Mental Health Resources
Active Minds – Resources to stay mentally healthy during this crisis time.
Access a free resources hub for help during the COVID-19 pandemic, including stress management, community building from a distance, and tips for remote workers.
Sanvello - #1 rated app for stress, anxiety, and depression.
Includes guided meditation, learning modules, community discussion and daily tips. Connect with others in the hospitality community here.
Patients Like Me - The world's largest personalized health network helps people find new treatments, connect with others and take action to improve their outcomes.
Access a community for anyone concerned about symptoms and/or diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as anyone suffering from anxiety and depression, to come together and discuss coping mechanisms and support each other here.
Ben’s Friends – Hospitality-focused substance abuse support network.
Join a safe environment with others who understand the unique challenges experienced by people on the front lines in restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industries. Click here to find a meeting near you or access telephonic meetings.
Crisis Text Line – In crisis? Text for immediate help anytime from anywhere.
Connect with a Crisis Coordinator within 25 seconds on average. Communicate until you feel safe. Text HELLO to 741741.
Substance Use Disorder Helpline – In crisis? Call for immediate help anytime from anywhere.
A person and/or a family member may talk with a licensed recovery advocate about their concerns and needs, get a referral to a professional who can develop a personalized treatment plan and access family support resources. Call 1-855-780-5955, or visit liveandworkwell.com/recovery.
Emotional Support Helpline – Need a little support? Call any time, free of charge.
This help line is staffed by professionally trained mental health experts. It is free of charge and open to anyone. Call 1-866-342-6892 24/7.
Hospitality Support Group Meetings
In person meetings on Mondays at 11:00am at Hope Recovery Center in Westerly
Virtual meetings on Wednesdays at 2:00pm online at
By Phone: 1-800-240-3311
Hospitality Support RI offers weekly Hospitality Covid Crisis Counselors
You are not alone-this is a good time to pause in RI! PAUSE Rhode Island is an RI COVID-19. crisis advisory program, that is here to help you. Please join the PSNRI Hospitality COVID Crisis Counselors every Tuesday, from 2-3pm for group peer support! Just type in hospitalitysupportri via zoom or use link:
Call or visit website for additional information:
HOSPITALITY HELPLINE: 401-479-2077
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text: TALK to 741741
The most comprehensive online learning platform on mental health, substance use and suicide prevention topics in the world
Telemedicine – Mental health + medical visits. Low members-only cost – employers may subscribe for all working and furloughed employees.
Teladoc is offering unlimited, no-copay mental health and medical virtual appointments via their app and website to Rhode Island Hospitality Association members for $7 per employee, per month. This cost includes unlimited visits for the employee + entire family. Click here for more information.
Employee Fact Sheet from Department of Labor & Trainin
Health insurance information, if someone is in need of coverage at this time
100 Niantic Ave Suite A
Providence, RI 02907
Dial 211 for free and confidential assistance with housing, food, childcare, and so much more.
This list of resources is being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. RIHA has not vetted these vendors and/or resources and cannot endorse or recommend any vendor or service over another.