COVID-19 Updates

CMHA-COWICHAN VALLEY BRANCH COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATES (updated March 29, 2021)

To comply with the most recent provincial health guidelines, we have taken the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

With the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases on Vancouver Island, it has become necessary to be even more vigilant in the protection of our staff, clients and business partners. All staff will continue to be required to wear masks (as per provincial guidelines) and screening of staff, clients and all visitors will be required at all CMHA-CVB locations. This screening will include several basic health questions and a temperature check. All locations are required to retain these records until further notice. 

By taking these steps, CMHA-CVB is doing its best to protect the community and our staff.
Thank you for the effort that all of you are making during this very challenging time.

WARMLAND HOUSE SHELTER (2579 Lewis St):

The Shelter gates are now closed 24-hours per day. Clients needing to use services are buzzed in so that we can manage how many people are inside at any one time. Outside agencies and people who are not transitional housing tenants are not permitted to gather inside. Tables in the dining area have been further spaced apart, and meals are served directly to people. Some meals are provided as bag lunches.

GOOD FOOD BOX, WARMLAND FOOT CLINICS:

Cancelled until further notice.

SOBERING & ASSESSMENT CENTRE:

Will remain open, operations as usual, with extra disinfection and extra distancing between clients.

HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM:

Continuing to connect with people, but with added precautions.

OPEN DOOR YOUTH SERVICES CENTRE & YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICES (371 Festubert St):

Continuing to operate. Open Door staff will no longer be making breakfast, at this time we are making brown bag lunches for the youth.

FAMILY CAPACITY, SEXUAL ASSAULT INTERVENTION PROGRAMS:

Counsellors will be connecting with clients remotely.

BIKEWORKS / ARTWORKS / DISCOVERYWORKS PROGRAMS (now located at 360 Festubert St):

Closed until April 19th, 2021. 

RAINBOWS FOR CHILDREN:

Accepting registrations for future sessions.

MALAHAT YOUTH GROUPS/PROGRAMS:

Cancelled until further notice.

BOUNCEBACK PHONE COACHING PROGRAM:

Coaches will be operating remotely.

CMHA-CVB ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES (5878 York St)

Currently closed to the public. Staff are working remotely. To connect with us, send an email to [email protected] or call 250.597.1372 ext 106.

We thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.


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