New FYLPRO hotline offers pandemic info to Filipinos
A new free hotline, tayohelp.com, is offering pandemic-related information for the Filipino community.
The pilot program of the nonprofit Filipino Young Leaders Program connects callers to services and combats misinformation. The pilot will run for three months.
Ewa, Hawaii resident Chachie Abara is among the volunteers in the nationwide initiative.
“What the hope for it is to launch the mental health crisis line, which can be a beneficial for a lot of the youth and young adults who need someone to listen to them, especially when they’re going through rough times,” Abara said.
“Having this kind of provides comfort and reassurance that if you’re not comfortable in speaking English, there is someone out there that can speak your native language for you.”
The call center is open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Hawaii time. Call (800) 899-5090 or visit tayohelp.com.