Resilience COVID-19 Response Updates
Our program offices are currently closed to the public in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Virtual services remain in effect.
Amid the growing concern of the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to keep our supporters informed of the measures our team is taking to ensure the safety of the families we serve, including those residing in our emergency safe shelter.
We have begun implementing best practice protocols and procedures for emergency shelters which ensure the safety of our residents and staff. Additionally, we are receiving regular updates from the Division of Victim Services within the Michigan Department of Health and Human services and through the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force on Health and Human Services. We are also working to protect our staff members and volunteers that fall into the high-risk category of COVID-19.
The following are steps we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of survivors and our team:
- Designated an area in our emergency shelter for isolation purposes
- Increased capacity for those needing safe shelter
- Ample signage on symptoms and preventative measures
- Minimizing exposure for at-risk shelter employees
- Implementing additional cleaning measures
- Reassuring survivors that they will still have a safe place to go should they contract COVID-19
Program, Event, and Service Changes
- Case Management & Therapy being offered by phone or video chat
- No Walk-In services
- No Wardrobe for Work appointments
- In-person Support Groups postponed, several virtual support groups available (click here for details)
- Girls on the Run season postponed
- All scheduled community engagements cancelled
- 28th Annual Reach Gala & Auction is cancelled
- Not currently accepting in-kind donations (*with the exception of May Baskets donations). Please consider a monetary donation to support survivors in a time when their safety is more at risk.
24-hour Help Line, emergency shelter, and sexual assault forensic exam programs will continue uninterrupted.
Free and confidential support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence is available 24 hours a day by calling our Help Line or reaching out via e-mail.
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