On October 25, a category 5 hurricane completely destroyed several towns and cities, including the port of Acapulco, in the coast of Guerrero, Mexico. Hurricane Otis impacted a heavily populated region along the coast that more than a million residents call home, leaving hundreds of thousands isolated and without basic resources. Some of Yale’s Mexican students have shared this link to donate to the Red Cross in Mexico. You can also donate to Gilberto A.C., a non-profit focused on rebuilding housing and restoring employment for people affected by natural disasters.
Yale has resources in place for individuals and groups seeking support:
- Any students in need of support can contact Mental Health and Counseling at Yale Health, where assistance is available around the clock. The telephone number is (203) 432-0290 during business hours and for urgent concerns after hours. Faculty and staff can find information about Yale’s Employee Assistance Program at Yale Signature Benefits | It’s Your Yale.
- The Chaplain’s Office (Old Campus, Bingham Hall, Entryway D; (203) 432-1128), Yale Religious Ministries and the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (80 Wall Street; (203) 432-9419) are among the resources available to all members of our community.
- The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is open at 421 Temple Street or by phone at (203) 432-2305) to anyone who needs support.