March 12 at 3:00pm
Interfaith’s Commitment to Safety
As you know, our work is about helping people in their time of need. As our local communities address COVID-19, Interfaith has developed professional strategies to prioritize safety for all and continue critical services for our most vulnerable community members. We have implemented and will continue to strengthen the best practices and safety measures to support all staff, clients, volunteers, service partners and the community.
Tonight, 500 men, women, and children will be sleeping in Interfaith housing. Tomorrow, hundreds more will turn to our volunteers and staff for the most basic of needs – food, hygiene, and shelter. Sadly, the uncertainty and fear so many are now feeling, echoes the uncertainty and fear our clients face daily.
Our Precautionary Measures:
- Work with County Public Health and medical providers who continue to affirm our measures are aligned with their recommended standards.
- Educate our shelter residents through partnerships with Nursing Programs to provide first-hand safety best practices.
- Prioritize cleanliness through daily agency-wide sanitation of common areas.
- Implement contingency plans at our residential programs for any person experiencing or expected to have an infectious illness.
How Can You Help?
Our vulnerable neighbors need us now more than ever.
Please consider the people we serve as you prepare for yourselves and your families during this crisis. Donations of food and hygiene supplies are greatly appreciated at this time. As all of this causes extra strain on our resources, your continued charitable support and personal involvement is crucial.
We will get through this. We will help the most vulnerable of our community get through this. It’s what we do and who we are.
Thank you for all you do to support Interfaith Community Services,
Chief Executive Officer
Interfaith Community Services