Our priority during the coronavirus crisis is to keep our clients, our staff and our volunteers safe and out of harm’s way. We have initiated a series of changes to our programs so that we can continue to serve our clients during this time. Please watch this video below to learn about how our outreach program has evolved to meet the challenges presented by this moment.
We are still performing home visits to our formerly homeless clients who are now in permanent supportive housing. Rather than meet with them face-to-face however, we are meeting with them virtually, with HIPAA-compliant Zoom technology. Our CTI specialists check in regularly with their clients through Zoom to ensure they have the supplies they need, and are constructively managing their isolation. You can read more about our telemeetings here.
We are still committed to serving a hot meal every weekday to our homeless and food-insecure clients in the Bethesda area. In order to protect our clients from having to gather collectively, we now serve our meals to go, in trays that our clients take off site.
It is important to us that we not only keep our clients safe, but that we keep our staff and volunteers safe as well. To ensure that we are minimizing our movement in the community, all our volunteer activities are temporarily suspended. We are also not accepting any in-kind donations at this time. If you have any questions about our donation policy, please email Justin Spees at firstname.lastname@example.org.