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Dominica Red Cross launches Psychosocial Support HotLine

The Dominica Red Cross Society has launched an initiative to
provide comfort during COVID-19 through a psychosocial support line.

The current pandemic has significantly restricted the physical interaction among persons through
social distancing as a means of managing and curbing the spread of COVID-19.

The aim of the Psychosocial Support Hotline is to contribute to the alleviation of the emotional and
Psychological distress during this time.

People needing support can call the hotline number 1-767-611-HELP (4357) to speak with a Red
Cross volunteer. The hotline is being provided in partnership with DIGICEL Dominica. The Red
Cross has trained volunteers who are ready and capable to assist those who are challenged in
dealing with the mental and social difficulties posed by Covid-19.

The hotline is one of many ways the Dominica Red Cross is supporting communities during the
COVID-19 pandemic. The Red Cross also ensures the dissemination of accurate, factual information
during this time, as we know that facts, not fear are key to protecting ourselves, families and
communities.

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