Below you will find a list of resources for you to use. Please understand what works for one person may not work for another. You will have to find what works best for you. For example, if many people have had luck with traditional therapy, but you feel it may not be right for you, do not lose hope. The most important thing is your willingness to recover. It is not an easy task and it does not happen overnight. We at Restaurant After Hours are here to support you on your journey.
If you need help navigating the available resources, please do not hesitate to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in a crisis, please reach out to one of the available hotlines directly below.
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What is a crisis? A crisis arises when an individual does not have the skills and resources to handle a situation. There are no real boundaries to the term "crisis". Topics can range from thoughts of suicide, death of a loved one, coping when choosing a new job position, adjusting to a new community, running away, relationship problems, sexual identity, domestic violence, to just having a bad day. These hotlines and resources are set up to help you.
If you are concerned someone may be in danger, call 911. Police officers are trained to do wellness checks.
Call (800) 273-8255
Call (888) 628-9454 for Spanish
Text "HOME" to 741741 (US & Canada)
Text "HOME" to 85258 (UK)
Text "HOME" to 50808 (Ireland)
Call (888) NYC-WELL (682-9355)
OR Text "WELL" to 65173
NYC Well offers services in multiple languages
Call (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
R.A.I.N.N. Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
Call (800) DONT-CUT (366-8288)
S.A.F.E. Self-Abuse Finally Ends
Call (800) 799-7233
Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1
OR Text to 838255
Call (800) 662-4357
Call (800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)
Call (866) 658-3750
Call (844) 349-6177
R.I.S.E. Recovery, Independence, Safety and Empowerment
Call (877) 44U-QUIT (8-7848)
Call (866) 488-7386
OR Text "START" to 678678
Aimed at LGBTQ Youth
Call (877) 565-8860 (US)
Call (877) 330-6366 (Canada)
Global community of support groups, in person or online, helping participants with addiction issues.
Information and resources regarding mental health. Learn how to be #Stigmafree
Information and resources for those affected by eating disorders.
Provides intimate partner and sexual assault services, including child therapy.
A free public education program focusing on early identification and intervention for those struggling with mental health issues. Offered in most US cities.
Provides free therapy, financial counseling, business counseling and classes, and as well as services connecting participants to Medicaid, all under one roof.
(Survivors of Sexual Violence)
Founded by former bartender, Sarah Webster Norton, Serving Those Serving is an IRS recognized 501c3 charitable organization based out of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. They are devoted to the social, mental, and physical welfare of the hospitality community.
Founded by food writer and journalist, Kat Kinsman, Chefs with Issues paved the way for the conversation of mental health in the hospitality industry. Chefs with Issues started as an information website and has transformed into a worldwide support group for chefs and industry professionals on Facebook.
*The Chefs With Issues website has been taken down. You can find the community on Facebook*
Founded by Steve Palmer and Mickey Bakst in honor of their late friend and former chef Ben Murray, Ben's Friends is a support group for hospitality professionals dealing with addiction. Their tagline is "AA without the God". Their support groups are now established in ten cities across America.
A wellness program founded by Sacramento Chef Patrick Mulvaney and adapted to the hospitality industry. Similar to Mental Health First Aid, the I Got Your Back program is a peer-to-peer support program that helps industry professionals watch for signs of distress and provides a safe environment to talk about personal struggles.
The Pin Project is a revolutionary project adapted to sober individuals. It is a simple, identifiable symbol that when worn expresses the intention to not drink. Learn to identify the pin and help spread awareness. Pins cost $15 and take approximately 2-3 weeks to receive. Proceeds go to The Pin Foundation, connecting mental health counselors with those in need.
Big Table provides crisis care for industry professionals that require aid with healthcare, therapy, mechanics, lawyers, and even clothing. They currently operate in three cities on the west coast of America. Know someone who may need some assistance? Send them a referral letter.
Chefs with Issues
Chefs in Sobriety
Industry in Recovery
Service Industry Staff for Change
Self Care for the Service Industry
Positivity in the Restaurant Industry
We Do Recover
Depression and Anxiety Support
This Naked Mind Group
Sober Mommies Support Group
As of March 19, 2020 COVID-19 has affected, and is still affecting, millions of hospitality workers across the United States. The pandemic is spreading quickly, and with updated information coming from many different angles, has left many people leaving confused, anxious, and helpless.
The below resources have been added to our website to help individuals navigate services that are currently available to them.
If you need help navigating any of these resources, please send us an email at email@example.com
311 - If you are feeling sick, contact 311. NYC is currently providing care for individuals regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. 311 is also available if you are experiencing eviction and need free legal representation.
Business Assistance Loans - NYC is offering business assistance loans to small businesses that qualify for the following:
- Fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decrease at least 25%.
-Fewer than 5 employees to help cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.
For more information, click here.
Food Donations - With the city restriction on dining, a lot of perishable food will be going to waste. Along with local food banks, click here for a list of 27 nonprofit organizations in NYC accepting food donations. We would like to highlight ReThink, City Harvest, and God's Love We Deliver.
Food Stamps - Click here to see if you qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
Unemployment Assistance (NYC Dept of Labor) - The NYC Department of Labor has recently waived the seven day waiting period for unemployment benefits. They have also increased their benefits budget and relaxed their requirements. Due to web traffic, they have broken up their filing days. One thing to note - unemployment assistance does not replace weekly paychecks and you will only receive a portion of funds based on the percentage of income you received over the last 18 months.
National Restaurant Association (up-to-date information regarding restaurants and COVID-19)