Resources for Coping During the COVID19 Pandemic

Resources for Coping During the COVID19 Pandemic


This is a short list of resources that may be helpful to members of Webster Hills UMC. We’ve included links to more complete resource listings to assist with a wide range of concerns. Please continue to remain at home as you are able, practice social distancing and stay well. If you are experiencing any sort of stress during these days—whether related to the pandemic or not—your pastors, staff and entire church community are ready to offer prayer, care, and support. 


Along the way, remember that moments of stress, frustration, anger, and sadness are normal. It’s better to reach out to a friend or a helping resource rather than let your emotions sink you. 



People in your church family are offering to make grocery store or pharmacy runs for those who do not want to leave home. Contact Martha Robertson if you would like to take advantage of their offers. 


Spiritual Wellness

Prayer Requests

Share your prayer requests.


Reach out to a pastor 

Rev. Linda Gastreich


Rev. Dr. Martha Robertson



Prayer Time

Share in a night-time prayer via Facebook or request that the prayers be emailed to you. 




The Department of Education has terms for student loan relief. Details can be found here. These terms apply only to federal student loans. 


Fox 2 News provided a recap of the stimulus checks recently approved by Congress.

Contact your mortgage lender, landlord, credit card company, etc, to let them know your situation and work out a plan. 


Emotional Wellness


Tips for Stress Management

Explaining COVID19 to a Child with Anxiety



The Missouri Department of Health provides a Disaster Distress Helpline to provide immediate counseling. It is a free and confidential crisis support service that can also provide referrals and recommend needed support services. 

Phone: 800-985-5990  Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746


Optum Emotional Support Helpline


This private company is offering emotional support to anyone in need, even those outside its network. You may also find similar support services through your insurance company. 



We’ve learned that some therapists are currently not able to take on new clients. Here are some providers that are able to offer care. 

Emotional Growth STL



Horizon Hope Counseling

Accepting new clients via TeleHealth (HIPPA protected) 



Parenting & Family Wellness


The National Association of Child Psychologists has a lengthy list of suggestions of aid parents


Explaining COVID19 to a Child with Anxiety


More Resources

Other, more comprehensive lists of resources are widely available. Here are two which provide links, tips, and ideas for managing life during the COVID19 pandemic. 


NextGen Ministries UMC


St. Louis COVID-19 Social Resource List

Online AA Meetings During COVID-19


Online Meetings Directory



Speaker Tape Websites



Speaker Tape Apps


AA Audio Companion

Google Play

App Store


AA Big Book Ultimate Companion

Google Play

App Store

AA Speaker Tapes

App Store


AA Speaker Tapes & 12 Steps

App Store


AA Speakers

Google Play (free)

App Store ($1.99)


AA Speakers Best of 2007

Google Play

Alcoholics Anonymous- Bill W.

Google Play


Daily AA Speakers

Google Play

App Store


Daily Bread AA

App Store

Joe and Charlie

Google Play

App Store

Speaker Tapes from Sandy B

App Store