A team of American Red Cross volunteers have been trained to provide virtual support to families and communities who have suffered a loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Mateo County is promoting the Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) to its residents. Red Cross volunteers can help families navigate available resources during their difficult time, along with emotional support, counseling and education on COVID-related stress or mental health issues related to children.
“Grieving is always difficult, and we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic creates additional challenges and needs,” the Red Cross said. “This Virtual Family Assistance Center offers information and resources that we hope will help you during this time.”
Visit redcross.org/VFAC to access this resource. People without internet access can call toll-free at 833-492-0094 for confidential and free assistance.