We started using this tag, #CoronavirusCantStopUs, on our Facebook posts lately as a reminder to our clients, supporters, and team that we continue to serve those who need us, albeit a little differently now.
It’s only been a month!
On March 16, we suspended in-person services for those considered “high risk.” We notified all clients and provided information for the Florida Dept. of Health’s COVID-19 information line. We moved our monthly support groups to a weekly, call-in group, providing resources, socialization, and love.
Two days later, we closed our office, ceased all in-person services, and our team began working remotely.
Over the next two weeks, we called all of our clients to check-in and assess needs. We began offering individual and group classes – in fact, in just those two weeks, we hosted 73 group meetings, totalling over 3,600 minutes, via conference call.We are now a month out and our services keep getting stronger. We have embraced technology and creativity in all our programs. While some services are on hold, we’ve discovered new ways to serve our clients and community.
Keep reading to learn more about what New Vision looks like now!
Thank you for reading – stay safe!
Chantel Buck, President/CEO