Emotional Support Resources


People talk openly about financial and economic problems, but there is little open discussion about the toll financial hardship can take on a person’s health.


Financial stress is a leading cause of depression and other significant health issues, both mental and physical.


The toll financial stress takes on a person often is not outwardly visible and can silently intensify. If you are suffering, or if you know someone who is suffering, there are people who can help.

Counseling and Mental Health

United Way 2-1-1

2-1-1 is the information and referral center that connects people with critical human services (food, shelter, medical care, and job-skills development programs) AND serves as the state’s disaster hotline. It is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, online and offline.

2-1-1 provides a trained and caring human connection – a call specialist – who helps people find assistance on everything from childcare needs and mental health issues, food and heating assistance, to gambling problems and elder care services. In the event of a significant storm or natural disaster, United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island support state agencies and connects people to critical services.

 The call is free and confidential, and is available 24 hours a day, every day.