Dear Outhouse Community & users,
We have found ourselves in unprecedented times due to COVID19, and because of this, the Outhouse building has decided to close its doors until at least 29th March after government restrictions were introduced.
However, we are endeavouring to continue to provide services to the LGBT community and also signpost vulnerable people to much needed services.
The Outhouse phone line 01 873 4999 will be open for Signposting & Information from 12pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Everybody working in Outhouse is still accessing and answering emails.
For general queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For venue and booking queries, email email@example.com
For community engagement related queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For marketing queries, email email@example.com
For more contact details, please go to https://www.outhouse.ie/LGBT-community-resource-centre
You may also want to talk to other services during this time. See some suggestions below:
BelongTo Covid Service Update
You can text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 to speak with a trained Crisis Text Line volunteer and receive anonymous support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ALONE launched a COVID-19 support line for older people Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE
The support line will be open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024, and hours may be extended to meet the demand.
Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.
LGBT Ireland are postponing face to face meeting and peer support groups until 29th March. Their LGBT helpine 1890 929 539, Gender Identity Support Line 01 907 3707 and online chat service will remain open.
Pieta are continuing to offer their Freephone 24 hour helpline and text service is available every day of the year. Please call 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444 (std msg rates apply).
Please contact your centre to confirm your appointment times with your therapist who will now work with you over the phone. If it is your first time calling a Pieta Centre our therapists will explain how we can support you over the coming weeks.
In light of government advice, they’ve taken the difficult decision to stop offering face to face support in their branches, and their training sessions for new volunteers.
They continue to offer 24hr support around the clock at 116 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin Lesbian Line
Due to advice from the government on COVID-19, our helpline will be closed until the end of the month and we hope to reopen at the beginning of April. For any queries you can contact us on email@example.com
Gay Men's Health Service (GMHS)
In response to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the GMHS clinic is closed until further notice
If you have a smartphone, you can video call your friends on WhatsApp or Skype.
Zoom.us also have a great system where you can set up a meeting and video conference all your friends at once. Give it a try - it can be fun!