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Free Self-Care Support Line for COVID-19

For a 20-minute coaching session on coping with stress in your work or personal life during Covid-19, schedule a private call with a trained coach.

When you call, you’ll be prompted to leave a voicemail with the best time to schedule your appointment.

When you email, please include your name, phone number, and the best day and time for your appointment.

Then, you’ll receive a prompt email or call back confirming the day and time you can expect a call from one of our coaches. Calls will be kept confidential and private. This is a partnership between LeadingAge MN Foundation and Associated Clinic of Pyschology supported by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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Meet Dr. Alyson VanAhn, Lead for COVID-19 Staff Coping & Support Line

Alyson VanAhn Ph.D. LP, Psychologist, Associated Clinic of Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.

This project is sponsored by a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


Is this open to all staff?

Yes, any staff person who works at a LeadingAge Minnesota member senior care organization can use this service.

What is the cost?

The is free to all staff from a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Will anything I say be shared with my employer or the funder?

Call content will be kept confidential and not shared with employers or funders.

Is this a crisis line where a person will answer immediately?

No, you can leave a message to schedule a 20-minute coaching session. If you need immediate help, you can use the Minnesota Crisis Text Line available 24 hours a day, every day. Text “MN” to 74174 or Call **CRISIS (**274747).

Can my team sign up for a group coaching call?

Yes, you can schedule a coaching call for your team. Send an email to make your request.

Is this counseling or therapy?

No, but your coach from the COVID-19 Coping & Support line may suggest further assistance.