Resources for Your Health and Wellness
Mental & Emotional Health
- Alaska Careline
- Providence Hospital Wellness Resources
- Community Mental Health Services: Anchorage & Fairbanks
- UAA Psychology: Maintaining Mental Health while Social Distancing
- NAMI Alaska: Support Groups
- CDC: Stress & Coping
- SAMHSA Guide to Virtual Recovery Resources
- Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
- Recover Alaska
- AA Meetings by Phone & Online
- Alaska Narcotics Anonymous Meetings on Zoom
- Providence Hospital Coronavirus Resource Hub
- Providence Body & Mind Team: Simple Stretches
- The Alaska Club Free Online Classes
- Alaska Community Public Nursing Services
- Harvard Health Publishing: Breath Control Relaxation Techniques
- Mayo Clinic: Exercise is Medicine Video
Food & Nutrition
- Food Bank of Alaska
- Anchorage WIC - Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program
- Allrecipes: Quarantine Recipes & Learn to Cook
- Consumer Reports: How to Shop for Groceries Safely
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Pantry Shopping and Meal Planning Preparation Tips
Can I apply for food stamps if I don't have work due to COVID-19?
If you are experiencing a shortage in food or have been laid off due to COVID-19 and need assistance buying groceries, you may qualify for food stamps. Public Assistance Offices are not providing in-person services at this time. However, you may still apply for assistance via email or fax and can call your local Public Assistance Office for more information.
To apply for Food Stamps, fill out the application and fax or email it to your local DPA office. For assistance filling out a food stamp application, you may call (907) 222-3119, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text SNAP to (907) 891-8913 and follow the prompts.
Dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-478-2221) on your phone to hear about additional food resources in your area.
Editor's Note: Updated on April 20, 2020, April 22, 2020, and Oct. 28, 2022 to provide additional resource links.