As the world around us changes rapidly due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to update everyone on the measures we are taking to keep our families and volunteers safe.
Importantly, we are taking several steps to implement social distancing recommendations. In partnership with First Christian Church, we are sheltering all of our families at the Day Center space for the next four weeks, at minimum. We will still have our volunteers drop off food but are limiting exposure by not requiring families to eat together and allowing volunteers to just drop off food and go. We are also closely monitoring the health of all our families and staff, and have quarantine contingency plans in place, in the event that they are needed.
Thank you to all of our amazing Volunteer Coordinators, volunteers, and the First Christian staff for working with us and being flexible. Our Family Promise staff will be taking shifts in the office to minimize contact, but also provide support for the families. We may be a little delayed in responding to requests or questions due to some of these changes.
This is an anxious time for many, but especially for the families we serve who were already facing uncertain futures. Throughout these weeks of pandemic and the economic fallout that will inevitably follow, our mission is more needed than ever. We anticipate an increase in requests from homeless families and are preparing for how we may be able to meet the increased need. If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please visit our donation page and consider becoming a monthly donor.
As we look toward the future, please read our thoughts on how COVID-19 will impact our current families and families we may engage with in the future.
Thank you for your support and for being such a loving and caring community for the families in the South bay!
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