In order to safely and effectively care for the families we currently have in our shelter and transitional housing program we have a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan in place. From the very beginning our goal at WRC has been to keep our clients and staff team as safe as possible all while still serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault . We continue to re-evaluate every day to ensure as as agency we are up to date with the latest COVID requirements and facts. We continue to accept families into our shelter and transitional housing program and will continue to do so unless:
- If any of our current clients have confirmed cases of COVID-19 or are symptomatic but not diagnosed.
- If any of our staff members are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are symptomatic but not diagnosed.
- If the US cases have increased dramatically enough that the likelihood of accepting clients into our shelter (as our shelter is a communal living facility) would put our current clients and staff members at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, therefore could result in shutting down our residential program almost entirely.
Currently our office is open and operating under normal business hours. All guests are required to wear a mask when entering the premises. WRC is taking several additional precautionary measures to reduce risk to WRC clients, staff, and community members of contracting and spreading disease. Our Thrift Store is now open and ready to accept donations, all customers must wear a mask when entering the store.
Since our establishment in 1974, WRC has stood solidly committed to serving the needs of survivors and our community to promote safety, success, and futures from violence. Throughout this crisis, we remain resolute in our mission to “Revive Courage and Rebuild Lives” by operating services and support as best we can in good conscience.
We will provide updates as they come throughout the following weeks. Please feel welcome to contact us at any time with questions by calling 760-757-3500. We thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work to do our part in mitigating the impact of this outbreak. If you would like to know how you can assist us so we are able to continue to serve our clients during this difficult time please contact Lj Stephenson our Development Director at email@example.com.
UPDATES ON PROGRAM SERVICES AND EVENTS
As of now our volunteer training being held in June is still scheduled as planned. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak WRC’S commitment to the health and safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and the community as a whole is our top priority. Although our office doors are closed you are still able to apply as a WRC volunteer online with our volunteer application https://www.wrcsd.org/volunteer-application. Our volunteer Coordinator, Laura Horst will then reply to you via email or phone to continue the application process.
For resources and support during the COVID-19 outbreak 211 is available 24 hours.