Deborah’s Place is fully committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all. Over the past year, we pivoted our resources immediately to provide PPE, we provided important virtual access to case managers, we expanded access to our food pantry and more. Through our hard work and response, we have not had an outbreak among staff or in any of our programs. While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we wanted to highlight our response and education throughout the pandemic and showcase our plans for the future.

  • Response
    • Implemented new protocols and provided important resources:
      • Provided masks, cleaning supplies, and implemented enhanced cleaning protocols
      • Increased purchasing of food and lengthened food pantry hours
      • Limited gathering sizes in group spaces
      • Continued provision of quality services through tele-health and tele-case management
    • Committed to providing a safe work environment through “Work From Home” opportunities and PPE
    • Provided education on the COVID vaccine and our health services
    • Continued to work closely with the City of Chicago and the Department of Public Health to ensure continued availability of PPE and education
    • Provided puzzles, games, radios and more to combat isolation through generous donors
  • Future
    • Provide further education on the COVID vaccine and provide residents and staff with the most up to date information about vaccination schedules, sites and availability

Continue to encourage staff and residents to get vaccinated

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