Missouri Coronavirus Information Hotline: 877-435-8411. The hotline will be operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MMS Churches Online Worship (Excel, updated Apr. 6, 2020)
Mental Health Resources
Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Older Adult Ministries Resources: Resources in a Time of Isolation
I Am There (Word doc)
by James Dillet Freeman
Change and Transformation (Word doc)
Summarizing points by Joan Borysenko
Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer’s (Word doc)
by Elizabeth Shulman
Signs of excessive stress include changes in appetite, lack of sleeping, ruminating thoughts, use of alcohol or drugs, anger outbursts, low energy, nervousness, unexplained body aches and pain (not associated with a disease process, crying, sadness and irritability.
If you or someone you care about are expressing feeling overwhelmed with emotions, sadness, depression or feel like harming yourself or others – please call Behavioral Health Response crisis helpline at 1-855-339-1144 or Substance abuse and mental health helpline at 1800 985 5990 or text to Talk with use to 66746.
Opportunities to Share
Just like you, the men and women of Emmaus have found their daily lives impacted by COVID-19. We have received amazing support during this time so far, but we are still in need of additional supplies that will allow us to continue to ensure a high quality of life for our clients. If you sew or know a sewer, please reach out.
You can now drop-off donated items directly to our offices in St. Charles and Marthasville, MO (preferred) or arrange a pick-up (if unable to leave home or far from offices).
Deaconess Nurse Ministry is asking for donations of face masks to help in the protection of nurses and other service providers by The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries agencies. The face masks can be either be construction grade paper masks or paint masks or sewn masks using pattern that covers the nose completely.
Those patterns are available online at www.hellosewing.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern.
Deaconess Nurse Ministry will serve as a clearinghouse for the donations of facemasks, which will be distributed to not only Deaconess nurses, but Every Child's Hope and St. Andrews Senior Services.