The HOPE Study
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Included below are resources that may be helpful to some participants in the HOPE study and others. These resources are specific to the United States. We strongly suggest that you seek out additional state and local resources if you do not find the help you need below. For participants outside of the United States, please seek out resources through your local health department, district, or authority.

COVID-19 - General Information

Up-to-date information about COVID-19 including about how to best prevent infection and about how to best care for yourself and others if infected can be found through the CDC (English, Spanish, and other languages).

COVID-19 - Vaccination

If you have not yet been vaccinated and would like to be, in the United States you can find a local, free, vaccination site at: (enter your zip code and local sites will be dispalyed). Vaccination against the COVID-19 virus has been shown to be safe during pregnancy and is recommended.

COVID-19 - Testing

COVID-19 testing is now widely available across the US and elsewhere. In the US this testing is available in clinics, in the community, and via in-home testing kits. If you live in the United States, you can also enter your full address into this tool to find some other testing options near you (English only).  Testing is recommended if you have a fever at or above 100.4F and have a cough or sore throat and are not vaccinated or if you live with someone who has had a positive test.

Pregnancy Health and Exposures

For information about pregnancy health and exposures (including to COVID-19) please see the MotherToBaby website. People in the United States and Canada can also call them with questions toll-free at: 1-866-626-6847 or text them at 1-855-999-3525. You can also email an expert through their site or chat live with an expert (English and Spanish).

It is recommended that all pregnant women and birthing persons be in contact with a health provider who can help provide you/them with personalized care while pregnant as well as during and after delivery.

Infant and Newborn Care

The National Library of Medicine provides up-to-date information about newborn and infant care. This includes information on a broad range of topics like breastfeeding and sleep as well as on development and illness (English and Spanish).

It is recommended that all newborns and infants have a pediatrician who they are in regular contact with who can provide specialized care if and as needed.

Finding Healthcare, Shelters, Clothing, and Food Banks and Pantries

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a resource for finding healthcare facilities and clinicsfood banks and pantriesshelters, and free clothing. Enter an address or ZIP code to find local services (English only).

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

Local substance abuse and mental health services can be found through the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSAs) confidential Helpline at: 1-800-662-HELP (4357). This is a hotline attended 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with referrals to local resources (English and Spanish).

Online behavioral resources can also be found by entering your address or ZIP code on the SAMHSA website (English Only).

Please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you feel like you may be in danger of hurting yourself or if someone you know is in similar danger. This hotline is managed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All conversations are confidential (English and Spanish).

Domestic Violence

Confidential help can be accessed through the National Domestic Violence Helpline at: 1-800-799-7233. More information and resources can be found on their website (English and Spanish).